We want to help you support your body this spring. We offer many services in our clinic that help promote flow throughout your body and lymphatic system, as well as help remove stagnation, all to help you feel renewed. The vibe we are striving for this Spring.
As a type of massage, reflexology focuses on applying different amounts of pressure to the feet and hands. This practice is based in the theory that body parts, such as the feet, hands and ears, are connected to certain organs and systems throughout the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine ‘qi’ or vital energy flows through the body. When a person is experiencing stress, their qi is blocked. This imbalance may cause illness in the body. Reflexology aims to keep the body flowing and healthy. It is commonly used to reduce stress and anxiety, reduce pain, lift mood and improve general well-being.
An ancient healing technique, massage therapy uses kneading or manipulation of a person’s muscles and soft-tissues to improve their wellbeing or health. Techniques of holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia are also used. Massages help boost circulation throughout the body since the pressure applied moves blood through the congested areas. As we start to move our bodies more this Spring, massage is a great way to wake up our muscles and ensure we are keeping our bodies flowing.
As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture consists of penetrating the skin with very tiny needles. The practice is based on the idea that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points which are all connected by energetic meridians. These pathways create ‘qi’ or an energy flow throughout the body. This flow is responsible for overall health and the disruption or blockage of it can cause disharmony.
Cupping therapy is an ancient alternative medicine practice. Cupping is often used for relieving pain, decreasing inflammation, as a type of deep-tissue massage, as well as increasing overall relaxation and well-being. Flow throughout the body is increased with cupping as blood circulation is increased in the areas where cups are placed. This may help promote the repair of cells or the formation of new connective tissue and the creation of new blood vessels. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the suction used helps promote the flow of ‘qi’ in the body, in addition to helping balance the yin and yang (the positive and negative), within the body.