traditional chinese therapies

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the natural balance of the body is regarded as Qi.  This is the bodys energy flow and is essential for maintaining good health.  When your Qi is unable to flow freely around your body the energy meridians can become blocked.  This is often a result of stress, poor nutrition or injury.  This is where Traditional Chinese therapies can clear blockages and bring equilibrium.

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Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance, with the overall aim of an acupuncture treatment to restore the body’s equilibrium.

By inserting single-use, fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points this seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi and to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.

Evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.

Acupuncture benefits:

  • Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • PMT

Plus, many other conditions.

60 mins          £40

 

Chinese Cupping

Cupping is a therapy which dates to 1000bc in China.

A ‘cup’ is attached to the skin and a vacuum state is created to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors. It sometimes results in a skin pigment reaction, ‘petechiae’, which is normal and can be used to diagnose conditions. This pigment disappears after a few days.

Cupping therapy benefits:

  • Deep tissue work without discomfort
  • Moves stagnation and drains fluids
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Sedates the nervous system
  • Breaks up and expels congestion
  • Stretches muscle and connective tissue
  • Loosens adhesions
  • Pulls blood supply to the skin


£30      30mins

 

GUA SHA

Gua Sha is a therapy which was widely used in China during the Warring States period (770 – 221BC). It means ‘to scrape’ and water buffalo horn is used to stimulate the skin, muscles and nerve tissue to increase disease resistance, remove tension and promote smooth flow of qi and blood. It results in a skin pigment reaction, ‘petechiae’, which is normal and can be used to diagnose conditions. This pigment disappears after a few days.

 Gua Sha benefits:

  • Revitalisation of muscles and peripheral nerves
  • Speeds up metabolism
  • Increases cellular immunity
  • Helps blood circulation
  • Acceleration of lymphatic circulation helps cellular phagocytosis
  • Improves the nerve function of the cerebral cortex, controlling balance in the endocrine system
  • Softens the skin


30 mins          £30

Musculoskeletal Therapy

This involves assessing client’s pain and deciding on a treatment plan to include:

  • ​Postural assessment and possible realignment
  • ​Various joint tests to ascertain condition
  • ​Muscle Energy Techniques
  • ​Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
  • ​Tui Na
  • ​Massage
  • ​Cupping
  • ​Gua Sha
  • ​Acupuncture

60 mins          £40

Facial Acupuncture

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, completely natural, surgery-free alternative in achieving a younger, firmer, healthier looking appearance. This exclusive, aesthetic treatment helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, also eradicating signs of tension and ageing and improves overall skin tone and quality.

The precise application of small, sterile acupuncture needles throughout the face, ears, neck and body stimulates the production of Collagen and Elastin, which visibly fills out lines and wrinkles and increases water and oil content, resulting in younger looking skin.

90 mins          £75