Acupressure and essential Oils
More than three thousand years ago the Chinese discovered that by applying pressure to specific parts of the body, they could relieve pain. Through trial and error and methodical observation, they identified hundreds of points on the body that we know today as acupuncture points, that can be used to alleviate physical symptoms, benefit the healthy functioning of internal organs, and balance the emotions. Acupressure stimulates the same points used in acupuncture, but instead of needles, it uses pressure of the hands to release muscular tension, promote blood circulation, and stimulates the body’s natural self-healing abilities. Acupressure can reach to the core of many emotional disorders and stress related physical problems that accompany our contemporary world.
Acupuncture points have a high electrical conductivity at the surface of the skin. Stimulating these points, you can access and release Qi (chi or ki) to flow freely throughout the body in the channels or meridians restoring harmony and well-being to the body. Qi simplified means life force energy and is the substance that flows through the pathways (channels or meridians) that are utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. Essential oils are highly concentrated and have been used and treasured as potent medicine from all cultures, linked to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people since the beginning of time. Essential oils have been used medically to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. They provide exquisite fragrances to balance moods, lift spirits, and dispel negative emotions. They can stimulate the regeneration of tissue, stimulate nerves and can oxygenate cells. Essential oils work directly on the limbic system of the brain which is the processing center of emotions, reason and memory.
Combining these two powerful, yet gentle healing modalities, a deep sense of peace and restoration occur and allow the body to completely relax and gain a renewed vitality.
60 minutes $75
Types Available Acupressure
The essential oils used in this treatment are designed to aid the body in a detoxification process that focuses on improving the health of the liver and gall bladder, aiding digestion, improving circulation, strengthening the blood vessels and an overall purification of the body. The oils uses in this treatment are chamomile, cypress, juniper, rosemary, sage and spearmint. Along with the powerful detoxifying affect, these oils invoke feelings of good health, peacefulness, and stabilize the emotions.
This treatment is designed to assist you in overcoming physical, emotional and mental fatigue, bringing a revitalized sense of being. This treatment uses oils that are relaxing to the physical body, emotionally grounding and stimulating to the mind. Combining balsam fir and pine with lavender, sage & rosemary your stresses will melt away, as you increase your alertness and mental clarity, and strengthen your vitality.
Enjoy this synergizing blend of cedar wood, bergamot, clary sage, lavender, spearmint, and sage, as they gently open and facilitate the release of emotional blocks, bringing a deep sense of peace and an overall feeling of well-being. This blend is designed to balance emotions, relax the body and calm the spirit.
Cedar wood has a stimulating impact on the limbic region of the brain and more specifically on the pineal gland, which releases melatonin. It has been used successfully to treat ADHD and has a very calming influence on our emotional state.
Grief & Trauma:
This treatment is designed to assist in letting go of painful experiences that are keeping you from living your highest potential. The oils in this treatment help to dispel and relieve past emotions that unconsciously get stored in the body. Chamomile, cypress, lavender, sage and bergamot are combined to heal emotional trauma, stabilize the emotions, sooth and clear the mind.
Acupuncture is part of a non-invasive medical system that both encourages and allows for people to take their health into their own hands. Traditional Chinese medicine sees all illness and symptoms as messages from your body indicating an imbalance. Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes the uniqueness of each individual, as well as the wholeness of our beings, this includes our thoughts, emotions and spirit, there is no separation. This understanding underlines and guides the treatments or course of action needed to find balance and increase health and wellness.
Acupuncture employs mechanical means, such as needles, to manipulate the body’s lifeforce. The theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine is based on restoring the normal physiological flow of qi in the body. This can be done with needles, herbs, moxibustion, massage, cupping, and diet as well as physical exercise such as qi gong. Every treatment is as unique as every individual.
Initial Visit $100
Follow Up Visits $70
Zheng Gu Tui Na
Tui na is Chinese medical massage that uses the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and employs various techniques that are unique to this system of bodywork. Tui na is used in conjuncture with acupuncture but can also be used as a modality of its own.
30 minutes $45
Cupping is derived from the ancient modality of horning where horns from animals were heated up and then placed on the body to create a vacuum, mostly to abstract poisons or other toxins from the body. Today we use cupping as a way to increase blood flow to the muscles and fascia, removing adhesions and restrictions in the tissue. Cupping diminishes pain and swelling and has warming effect to the body. Cupping can be used as an adjunct with massage therapy or acupuncture, or by itself.
30 minutes $25