Cosmetic Acupuncture is a fantastic way to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, face and body naturally. This holistic anti-ageing therapy helps to improve beauty and radiance by addressing your inner and outer health. The perfect treat for dull, tired, dehydrated skin. Rebalancing skin tone, encouraging collagen production & improving skin elasticity. Instantly achieving a beautiful glow and a brighter complexion. Relieve stress and anxiety whilst treating your skin!
Each treatment includes acupuncture points located on the face, scalp and ears, individually selected to the health and cosmetic needs of a client. The treatment ends with a facial massage and a moisturizing-soothing mask. No lasting side effects! Mild bruising can occur during a treatment, but is not common. Most people feel an sense of relaxation and well-being!
Patients can usually see an improvement in skin tone and colour after the first session, however, Cosmetic Acupuncture is traditionally done in a series of 6 to 10 weekly treatments for the best results. Once the series is done, I recommend a seasonal visit to maintain results. Some people will also come in to prepare for special occasions or simply as a treat.
- Moisturises the skin by increasing circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves muscle tone, firmness and elasticity of the skin
- Helps lift sagging and drooping
- Helps eliminate fine wrinkles and soften deeper wrinkles
- Improves facial colour, leaving glowing and radiant skin
- Brightens the eyes and helps lift drooping eyelids.
- Improves hormonal balance to reduce acne
- Reduces acne and softens acne scarring
- Reduces stress evident on the face & slows the ageing process from within
- Leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.
- Chronic pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Smoking cessation
- Low back pain
Auriculotherapy, also named auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture, is the practice of stimulating points in the ears to treat corresponding parts of the body. While observed in China and ancient Greece about 2,000 years ago, ear acupuncture was rigorously tested by French physician Dr. Paul Nogier 40 years ago and is now commonplace in the clinical setting.
Auriculotherapy stimulates the body via spinal nerves and cranial nerves located on the external ear, also referred to as the auricle. Neurotransmitters in the brain and spinal cord are stimulated to modulate nerve functioning to ease pain and contribute to the healing process in the area, organ, or bodily system that needs help.
There is no set number of treatments for any health condition treated by auriculotherapy, but it is common that the severity of most conditions are moderately reduced by four to six sessions and greatly alleviated by eight to twelve sessions.
The number of treatment sessions per week depends upon the schedule of the patients, as well as the severity of their health condition. When possible, severe conditions can be treated on a daily basis, but many patients are not available to come in that often. Typically, patients are given two treatments per week for two to three weeks, then once a week for several more weeks. The frequency of sessions progressively decreases to once a month as the medical disorder becomes less pronounced.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medical treatment that was first used in Egypt 1,500 B.C. Since then, it has been practiced around the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe, Pacific Islands and the Americas. Nowadays, the practitioners use glass, silicon or plastic cups to help patients. The cups are employed to create suction and negative pressure to treat rigid soft tissue, loosen up tight muscles and facilitate lymphatic drainage. Cupping therapy is an excellent way to treat the circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body.
A therapist puts special plastic or glass cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The suction is formed between the cup and the body, pulling up on the skin, fascia, and superficial muscle layer to unwind the taught bands and adhesions that may have formed from an injury or over use. The suction opens pores to allow for better blood flow to encourage healing, described like a deep tissue massage in reverse. For most patients it is a very relaxing and tension relieving treatment.
Cupping Therapy is using for the following symptoms and conditions:
- Relieve back and neck pains
- Stiff muscles
- Rheumatism (rheumatoid arthritis)
- Loosen muscles
- Encourage blood flow
- Sedate the nervous system
- High blood pressure
- Seasonal allergies
The cupping bruises that we see in photos are not true bruises. They are more correctly termed as cupping marks. The discoloration or large, red circles thereafter can disappear within 2 to 10 days. Light, reddish circles after cupping therapy means that the patient is in a good state of health. Dark, reddish circles indicate that there’s increased stagnation in the patient’s blood.
Yes, they look painful, but in most cases they are purely aesthetic, and there is minimal tenderness even an hour after cupping is performed. Some people don’t experience bruising at all. The reaction is based on the elasticity of each person’s skin.
- Pain and stiffness
- Fever and chill
- Neck and back pain
- Flu and bronchitis
- Migraine headaches
- Allergic inflammation
- Recovery after training
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin. This therapy is similar to massage and acupressure, but it focuses directly on increasing blood flow beneath the surface of the skin. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.
The traditional Chinese practice of Gua Sha involves stroking the skin with a stiff instrument made of stone, jade or surgical stainless steel . The treatment results in the appearance of small red petechiae that fade in 2-3 days. While the bruising that occurs as a result of this therapy can be startling to those not familiar with the treatment, it is quite normal and does not cause any harm to the body. Typically the therapy is applied across the back, neck, and shoulders, but on some occasions may be applied across the buttocks, limbs, chest, and abdomen. There is a great deal of research which shows that Gua Sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune-protective effect that persists for days following a single treatment.
Facial Gua Sha is a much more gentle version of the technique that is typically used on the body in Traditional Chinese Medicine. On the body, the aim is to break down tissue blockages and stagnation and release toxins. The way we are using this technique here on the face is extremely light in comparison. This treatment involves a facial massage using a Gua Sha bord, which is a jade ore rose quartz tool. This treatment lifts sagging skin and relaxes muscles of the face in order to prevent fine lines. It is also affective in addressing tension headaches or jaw tightness. Included in this treatment is a hydrating mask, jade rolling and facial acupressure.
After a gua sha facial, you’ll likely see instant results. Your brows and cheeks will look more lifted, and cheekbones will be more defined as excessive lymphatic fluid drains from the face. Skin will look brighter because of increased blood flow. And because you need to use a facial oil or emollient lotion whenever you gua sha, your complexion will be hydrated, too!
- Uneven tone improved
- Detoxifies skin
- Double chin reduced
- Removes dark circles and puffy eyes
- Uplifts sagging skin
- Smoothed out wrinkles
- Promotes blood circulation
- Release of stress
- Promotes s healthy and younger looking skin