Katharine has been practicing acupuncture for over 30 years. Her specialty is pain management especially back and neck pain but she is effective at treating most conditions. She has also created Spa acupuncture treatments which involve adding massage, body and energy work to your session.
These unique and luxurious treatments Will powerfully relax and rejuvenate you along with the healing power of acupuncture .
Acupuncture 60 min $100,
Acupuncture 90 minutes $150.
These services can include any of the additional combinations listed for no additional cost.
Just book for 60 or 90 minutes. We can discuss all of the options you’d like to add when you come in.
What is acupunture?
Acupuncture has been a powerful form of medicine for over 3,000 years. It originated in China but quickly became widely used in Japan and Korea as well. Today is it utilized all over the world.
It involves inserting very fine needles on specific points along pathways of energy, that run up and down the body. They connect to the organs, nerves, muscles, hormone systems, and our emotional systems to restore health and balance. These pathways are called Meridians or Channels and the specific points are referred to as Acupuncture or Acupressure points. Those are the same thing, it just refers to whether the points are stimulated by a needle or touch.
Why use acupunture?
Acupuncture has been proven effective to effectively assist:
low back pain,
and much more.
Acupuncture is a powerful ancient treatment using very fine, sterile needles inserted into specific points on the body to increase circulation and enhance well-being. It can be used to de-stress, unwind or give your body a refreshing ”tune-up”. It can be used to detox, reduce pain and anxiety, aid sleep and digestion, and strengthen the immune system. It is customized to your individual needs. It is gentle and relaxing. You don’t have to have anything wrong to enjoy an acupuncture treatment. In fact, traditionally it was done to keep you well, much like regular maintenance on your car. It was the pioneer in preventative Medicine.
Acupuncture with Hot Stone Massage
Indulge yourself in the combination of acupuncture followed by hot stone massage. Acupuncture increases circulation and often causes immediate release of tension. It is a powerful way to create balance from deep within. Adding the therapeutic benefits of hot stone massage after your acupuncture treatment is the ultimate in relaxation. The heat from the stones penetrates your body to allow your muscles to relax deeply. It is customized to your address your individual needs.
Acupuncture with Cupping and Gua Sha (60, 90 min)
Cupping and Gua Sha are powerful, ancient techniques that decrease inflammation and pain, increase blood flow and circulation and stimulate the immune system. It is not painful. Like massage, it should be done to each person’s comfort level.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not to remove ‘toxins but to release blockages that cause pain and tension. In areas where the energy has been stuck for a very long time, or in areas where the tissues have been injured, there will often be petechiae, or red or purple bruising . It can look quite startling but it is not painful. It can be sore, like having a deep tissue massage. The marks will go away in a 1-7 days, depending on each person. That reaction usually becomes less and less over time as the pain and tension decrease, and the energy flows more smoothly.
Cupping is the process of using silicone, plastic or glass jars placed on the skin to create a suction. It is a type of a deep tissue massage. It is usually done on the back but can be done on the sides of the legs or above the knee to relieve pain and inflammation.
Gua Sha or Scraping is similar to cupping but it uses a ceramic spoon or scraping tool. It can be used in smaller areas than cupping such as the neck. It is often used on the face to increase circulation. When it is done on the face it is not done with the same intensity as places on the body, so it will not leave marks.
Acupuncture is done first based on your specific needs. It relaxes the body, calms the mind and allows the Cupping and/or Gua Sha to be even more effective. After the needles are taken out, Cupping and/or Gua Sha will be done on areas needing extra attention.
(60, 90 min)
Acupuncture is safe for pregnancy. In fact, many doctors and midwives recommend acupuncture to help ease some of the possible discomforts of pregnancy such as morning sickness, back pain, heartburn and low energy. It is natural and gentle with no side effects. It is customized to your individual needs at every stage of pregnancy, and is a great way to help recover from childbirth. But always check with your primary healthcare provider before doing any therapies. You may choose other combination therapies such as Acupuncture with massage or Chakra Balancing during pregnancy. Choose the length of session you want based on your ability to get in a comfortable position. You do not have to be face down.
Acupuncture with Massage
(60 min, 90 min)
Experience the powerful and soothing combination of acupuncture with massage. It is customized to your individual needs to focus on any areas of tension or pain. It releases stress and tension gently to create the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. It can be more powerful than a deep tissue massage to relieve pain, stress and tension. It balances your energy, relieves pain and rejuvenates your mind, body and spirit. Acupuncture is done first to lay the foundation for the most effective massage. Your muscles are already relaxed and your body responds faster to the massage.
Acupuncture with Lymphatic Massage (60, 90 min)
The lymphatic system helps regulate proper blood circulation, body fluid balance and immune functions. It is good for anyone to gently detoxify the body, but is most often done to reduce swelling and pain due to cancer treatments and surgery. Acupuncture is done first to increase circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system in a gentle way. It is customized to your individual needs. After taking the needles out, a Gua Sha tool is used very gently over parts of the body to further enhance the circulation of your lymphatic and organ systems and restore balance.
Acupuncture with Reiki and Tuning Forks-Chakra Balancing (60,90 min)
Balance, align and Cleanse your Chakras with this combination of acupuncture and Energy work. Gentle acupuncture, personalized to your specific needs, is done first to allow your body to more fully relax and unwind to greatly enhance the effectiveness of the Reiki and Tuning forks. . Your Chakra systems will be checked and balanced with the combination of tuning forks and Reiki. Tuning forks are used to treat the body and mind and restore inner balance. They are placed on specific Acu-points and on the Chakras to heal through sound and sound vibration. Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through either light touch or the laying of hands on the energy field. Your session will be individualized for you. These energy modalities greatly help integrate the benefits of the acupuncture.
Cosmetic Acupuncture with Facial Gua Sha (60, 90 min)
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural, painless way to revitalize your skin. It is the use of fine painless needles on the face and the body to increase vitality and overall health from the inside out. It brightens the complexion, minimizes pores, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces puffiness, improves collagen production and facial muscle tone. Gentle fine needles are placed in specific areas on the face, and also on various acupuncture points on the body based on an individual's needs. It is bringing vitality and rejuvenation in a holistic approach that also includes the whole body systems.
After the needles are removed, a gentle facial Gua Sha tool is used over the face to further enhance the treatment.
This treatment can be used once in a while for a facial and body “tune-up” but based on your goals, the best frequency for optimum results is a session 2-3 times a week for 5-6 weeks with 1-2 times a month for maintenance. It is a non-surgical and time-tested way to look your best at any age.
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