Acupuncture: The insertion of tiny sterile (and disposable) needles at specific points on the body.
Cupping: This involves a localized suction produced by heating a small glass cup. The cup is turned upside-down to be placed over a specific area. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward on the inside of the glass as the air inside the jar cools. Drawing up the skin opens up the skin’s pores to encourage blood circulation, promote cell repair, and create an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body by stimulating the immune response.
Heat Treatment with a TDP Lamp: This is used to warm an area of the body to promote blood circulation, improve the lymphatic system function, and accelerate the natural healing process of the body.
Gua Sha: Gentle scraping on the skin surface using a smooth-edged instrument to increase the microcirculation of soft tissue, which increases blood flow and reduces inflammation.
Electro-Acupuncture: A mild electric micro-current (similar to a TENS treatment) used to stimulate the acupuncture points.
Acupressure/Myofascial Release: Hands on bodywork techniques that work to restore normal movement of the body by releasing restrictions in fascia and muscles.