Acupuncture and Massage

Benefits of doing acupuncture and massage

Acupuncture and massage are two therapies that have been used for thousands of years to promote health and well-being. While both techniques can be effective on their own, combining them can bring even more benefits.

One of the main benefits of doing acupuncture and massage together is the synergistic effects they have on the body. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy or “qi”. Massage, on the other hand, involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to release tension and promote relaxation. When these two practices are combined, they work together to enhance the body’s natural healing mechanisms and promote overall balance and wellness.

Another benefit of combining acupuncture and massage is their ability to target both physical and emotional issues. Acupuncture is often used to treat physical pain or discomfort, while massage can help release tension, break apart calcium deposits, and promote relaxation in the muscles. However, both practices also have an impact on the mind and emotions. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, while massage can improve mood and promote a sense of well-being. By addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of health, acupuncture and massage together can provide a more comprehensive approach to healing.

Furthermore, combining acupuncture and massage can lead to longer-lasting results. While one session of either practice can bring some immediate relief, regular sessions of both can have a cumulative effect on the body. Acupuncture helps to rebalance the body’s energy flow and massage can help maintain this balance by releasing tension and promoting circulation. By incorporating both practices into a wellness routine, individuals may experience longer periods of pain relief and improved overall well-being.

What are the effects?

The healing benefits of acupuncture and massage are not limited to just physical and emotional health, but also extend to other areas, such as sleep and digestion. Acupuncture has been shown to improve the quality of sleep by regulating hormones and promoting relaxation, while massage can help alleviate digestive issues by improving blood flow and reducing inflammation in the gut. Together, these therapies can provide a holistic approach to addressing various health concerns.

It is important to note that acupuncture and massage should be used as complementary therapies, and not replacements for medical treatment. They can work alongside Western medicine to support the body’s natural healing processes. 

By combining acupuncture and massage, we can offer a wider range of benefits for both physical and emotional well-being. From relieving pain and tension, to promoting relaxation and enhancing overall health, these two practices can work together to create a truly holistic wellness experience. By incorporating them into your weekly, or even daily, routine, you may find a greater sense of balance and harmony in your mind, body, and spirit.

The Facial Acupuncture component can be beneficial in the following areas:

  • Tightens pores and brightens eyes
  • Tone sagging areas of the face
  • Bring more firmness to the sagging skin
  • Eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
  • Decrease puffiness and sagging around the eyes
  • Reduces stress and promotes total health and well being
  • Increase Facial Muscle tone through improving collagen production
  • Reduce double chin, sagging neck and lift drooping mouth and eyelids
  • Bells Palsy and Stroke recovery
  • TMJ (Jaw) problems or stiffness
  • Reduces symptoms of Neuropathy
  • Enhance the radiance of the complexion

 

As a result of these effects, fine wrinkles will disappear and deeper ones will be reduced. This treatment is not merely confined to the face, but also incorporates the entire body and constitutional issues of health from digestive issues and lack of energy, through to stress, depression and much more.

Each treatment involves the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles into specific areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, feet, and legs to affect changes in the face as well as the whole body. On your first visit, we discuss your overall health history, including any physical, mental or emotional issues in your life that you feel you want to work on. We will evaluate what changes you would like to see in your face and skin as well as discuss your overall health goals, and then begin your treatment. Ultra fine needles are inserted while you are relaxing and lying down on a comfortable massage table. Once the needles are in place, you rest for 20-30 minutes. Facial acupuncture treatments are not limited to just acupuncture. They quite often include massage, jade roller and/or derma rollers, application of select herbal washes/toners/moisturizers appropriate for your skin type and tone, and end with a mask application if requested. In general, the treatments are very relaxing and take anywhere from 75-90 minutes.​

 

Why treat the body and not just the face?

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