Cupping: This technique uses rounded glass cups and heated air to create suction on the skin so that the muscle layer is drawn in to the cup. Cupping helps to relieve muscle aches and pains by improving the circulation of blood and Qi. It can also be used to treat cellulite anywhere on the body, improve skin tone during cosmetic acupuncture and relieve chest congestion.
Gua Sha: Gua sha is performed by stimulating circulation in the muscle layer via a slight surface abrasion with a dulled object like a ceramic soup spoon, rounded piece of jade or other smooth edged object. This technique helps release pathogens from the body and relieve muscle tension.
Moxibustion: In this type of treatment the dried herb Ai Ye, also known as mugwort, is used strengthen blood, stimulate qi flow and warm differen areas of the body. Ai Ye can be applied in different forms such as indirect moxa sticks used over regions, loose moxa formed in to cones and placed on ginger, garlic or salt, stick on moxa placed directly on points or rolled balls of moxa directly on the end of needles.
Sound therapy: Sound has been used by various cultures for thousands of years for healing. In this treatment solfeggio tones, singing bowls, tuning forks and ting sha’s are used to harmonize and rebalance the chakras. Different frequencies soothe and relax the mind and entrain brain waves to shift from the beta state of awake consciousness towards the relaxed, meditative and healing states of alpha, theta and delta levels.
Crystal healing: Various types of crystals with different properties are placed on different parts of the body to promote an overall sensation of well being. Crystals are thought to be a conduit for healing by allowing energy to flow through them- bringing positive energy in and leaching negative energy out.
Reiki: Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
Shiatsu: A form of japanese bodywork, shiatsu uses hand and finger pressure along specific channels of the body to relieve pain. There is also a stretching component in this type of relaxing body work.
Facial Rejuvenation/Cosmetic Acupuncture: Facial acupuncture stimulates the dermis to reduce wrinkles and lessen fine lines by promoting collagen’s plumping and firming action.