TCM Based Acupuncture
Massage at the Studio
Swedish Massage is the most common and best known type of massage. Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and accompanying connective tissue, to enhance muscle function, aid in the healing process and promote relaxation and well being.
Research shows that therapeutic massage stimulates and relaxes the body and mind. Drug free and pain relieving, massage is a safe and effective healing approach to well-being for people of all ages.
Myofascial Release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle approach that releases tensions deep in the body by applying light touch to the skull, face, spine and sacrum. CST can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) and more.
In a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, researchers found that people who received bodywork like CST had better quality sleep and fewer migraines following treatment.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system to assist in the reduction of localized swelling. The lymphatic system is a network of slow moving vessels in the body that carries cellular waste toward the heart to be filtered and removed. Lymph also carries immune system agents. MLD aids in improving waste removal and immune function.
Electrotherapy modalities are used to assist in pain reduction and to enhance the natural healing process via an increase in energy. The use of electrotherapy has been researched and accepted in the field of rehabilitation. Electrotherapy is a passive modality used for pain management, tissue repair, relaxation of muscle spasms, improvement of joint mobility and to treat edema.
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin's surface using very high frequency sound waves which cannot be heard by humans.
There are 3 benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow to the treated area. The second is a decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles helping to decrease muscle tension.
Acupuncture based on TCM principals uniquely promotes the idea of balancing the body as a whole using yin, yang and Qi theory and not just focusing on one physical area to solve a problem. The components of muscle mechanics, central nervous system and organ tissues are all considered part of the same working dynamic and depend on each other to perform properly. TCM seeks to balance all of these components because as in dominos, if one tissue or organ is suffering the surrounding area compensates or fails causing more trauma and stress to the body. Selecting both distal and proximal points, Acupuncture cannot only help regulate and alleviate pain, but help in processes, such as reducing GERD, sweaty palms, insomnia, anxiety, infertility, frequent urination, etc. Using the body’s own ability to heal, needles sometimes as fine as a hair, are selectively placed to illicit a specific response to help encourage and guide the body to wellness.
Using the same principals of TCM Acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture seeks to balance the body as a whole in order to bring about healing and rejuvenation in the face. Superficial trauma is introduced facially using from 40 to 100 needles to restore and revive, much like fractal laser only with less downtime. (in fact it can help reduce the swelling in the face after laser) Acupuncture uses the body’s own defense system of red and white blood cells as well as collagen to repair and rebuild. Providing a more natural look than injections, it seeks to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin while using distal point to balance the body as a whole to bring it to harmony.