Acupuncture is one modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used for more than 3,000 years to bring balance to the body and mind. Treating a wide range of health issues Chinese Medicine uses meridians that course through the body and interact with organs, blood vessels and body tissues. At various intersections these meridians contain areas that are filled energy creating what we consider to be acupuncture points. It functions through the insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific points on the body known to amplify or create changes that encourage the body's own natural ability to heal.
Fire Cupping/Suction Cupping
Cupping is most commonly associated with cups made from either glass or plastic. Both methods provide a treatment where the tissue is drawn up into the cups almost as if massage in reverse. The cups then stay on the body depending on the treatment plan. Cupping is most commonly associated with musculoskeletal disorders, but can be effective in treating asthma, circulation, and much more. Cupping may result in petechiae(discoloration) which are not painful and fade within a few days.
Moxabustion is the use of Artimisia argyi; a dried plant to warm and stimulate acupuncture points. This modality is commonly combined within acupuncture sessions. It most commonly is associated in treating conditions of“cold” or “yang deficiency” in Chinese medicine.
Gua sha is sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface. This intentionally creates a transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis. Creating sha removes blood stagnation that is considered pathogenic in Chinese Medicine. Transitory therapeutic petechiae produces an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. The immediate relief that patients feel is why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders.
Shiatsu is Japanese form of massage based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and its meridians. The application uses a firm continous pressure applied by palms, knuckles, fingers, elbows/forarms, and knees to unblock and balance the meridians. Acupuncture points and meridians are followed and pressure is applied to create an internal effect as well as external relief of muscuskeletal disorders.
Thai Massage is a holistic form of treatment based off of sen lines. Sen lines are similar to meridians in that they are energetic lines that flow through the body affecting the local area it crosses and ailments associated with that particular sen line. It is an active massage, where the body is moved into various stretches amd gentle rocking. Each session is mindful of the person's physical capabilities and adjusted to the needs of the client.
Prenatal Massage is a form of swedish massage that can be applied through all three trimesters safely during a healthy pregnancy. It aids in alleviating fatigue and morning sickness during the first trimester, reducing leg cramps and backaches during the second trimester, and during the third trimester it helps to reduce edema and help prepare the pelvic muscles for birth.
Postnatal Massage is beneficial for women who even had the smoothest of deliveries, it is a crucial part in postpartum recovery. Provding upper tension relief from breastfeeding, assisting the musculature to return to size, and aiding in increasing energy.
Night and Snore Guards
Among the causes for periodontal (gum) disease are genetic susceptibility, smoking, and other illnesses like diabetes. Periodontal maintenance involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline.