Aches and pains are defensive ways that our body utilizes to provide us a warning or alarm that something is off balance. The body may compensate to avoid the pain, for example, if you have a pain in the right knee the body will compensate by leaning its weight to the left side, gradually causing a misalignment. Addressing these problems in their early stages with therapeutic massage and bodywork can help prevent unnecessary pain, injuries and restore a healthy postural balance and flexibility.
Therapeutic massage includes techniques such as myofascial release and cupping to help to break up scar tissue to improve mobility, flexibility and prevent future injuries. Scar tissue commonly appears after trauma, overuse or simple sedentary activities like sitting for long periods of time. Collagen accumulates in between muscle fibers to form adhesions. Over time it may develop into scar tissue and eventually calcify, leading to stiffness, muscle cramps, limited range of motion, compressed nerves, and surgical intervention in some cases.
Enhance sleep quality
Lower blood pressure
Reduce fatigue and improve energy
Provide emotional balance
Improve concentration and clarity
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
Provide relaxation for soon to be mothers
Reduce post surgery swelling
Reduce pain naturally by releasing endorphins
Pain management & rehabilitation
Acute injuries like whiplash
Worker's compensation injuries
Sciatica & carpal tunnel
High cholesterol & blood pressure
Stomach & bowel issues
Stress, anxiety & depression
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Fatigue & sleep issues
Male and female fertility
PMS and irregular periods
Colds, flu, sore throat & cough
Chemo related nausea
Wellness & prevention
Promotes circulation of blood.
Releases pain relieving endorphins.
Enhances the immune system.
"Micro-trauma" stimulates various molecules and cells.
Initiates cellular responses in connective tissue.
Stimulates macrophages, lymphocytes and other cellular activity.
Increases serotonin levels in the brain to improve mood.
Decreases cortisol levels in the blood (stress hormone).
Regulates the endocrine (hormonal) system.
Balances sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Causes physiological reactions affecting brain activity.
Transmits signals through nervous system to brain.
Releases muscle contractions and resets muscle length.
Strengthens tendons and ligaments.
Improves range of motion.
Langevin, H., Churchill, D., Cipolla, M. (2001). Mechanical signaling through connective tissue: A mechanism for the therapeutic effect of acupuncture. FASEB Journal, 15:2275-82.
Acupuncture helps with conception by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, regulating the hormonal system, and decreasing stress. When combined with herbal medicine, conditions like endometriosis and fibroids respond even better. Herbal medicine is very effective at correcting any deficiencies which may exist in your body's Qi, blood, yin, yang, and Jing/essence. Over time, Oriental Medicine may improve the quality of eggs, sperm, and the endometrium lining, increasing the chance of a successful implantation and birth.
Common childhood complaints
Flu, cough & fever
Rashes & eczema
Colic, indigestion & stomachaches
Bed-wetting in older children
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Immune strengthening pre/post vaccines
Fertility assistance for men & women
In conjunction with IVF & IUI
Strengthen body post-miscarriage
Labor ripening treatments pre-birth
Back pain & sciatica
Restore vitality after childbirth
Postpartum pain & supportive care
Postpartum depression & fatigue