ACUSSAGE (“aaa-kew-sahj”) is the very relaxing and rejuvenating combination of Acupuncture and Massage. Massage will be done before and after the needling to enhance the effect of the acupuncture treatment, and also promote a calm, peaceful sensation throughout the therapeutic session.
Acupuncture is the process of stimulating acupuncture points, located on various “channels”, or pathways over the entire body. Acupuncture is most often painless and even undetected by the patient (many times it is even reported by patients that it feels “very good”). The needles are sterile and for single use only. The pathways on which the points lie are like maps of the flow of blood and Qi, the vital substances that help uphold all of the body’s processes and functioning.
It is said in Oriental Medicine that disease arises from imbalances among the vital substances in the body. So, if there is a deficiency, or an excessive amount, or a stagnation of any vital substance at any of the 400+ acupuncture points along the body, then the stimulation of these points sends messages to remedy the imbalance, not only at the surface level of the body, but also deeper, at the level of the organs.
As the practitioner, it is my job to devise the right “formula”, or set of messages to deliver to your body with the acupuncture points. I devise this custom combination of points for each person based on the diagnostic tools of question and answer, pulse and tongue examinations and analysis, and from listening closely to your story.
If you have any questions about Acussage or Acupuncture, please contact me!