Massage, Trigger Point Release, Hot Stones – integrated with Acupuncture
Massage, trigger point release and hot stones are effective adjuncts to acupuncture. I do not offer massage only; acupuncture is the primary therapy. Acupuncture combined with massage offers incredibly personalized and effective therapy. Manual techniques use natural warmth, pressure and movement to soften collagen fibers, reduce fascial densification and fibrosis and enhance circulation and nourishment to muscles, tendons and ligaments. Quality arnica and essential oils warm and penetrate skin and enhance moisture and flexibility.
Trigger point release therapy works with the nervous system in an extraordinarily customized way to resolve “muscle knots.” When we find a knot, I press to activate the tenderness of the point and hold for 7-12 seconds. Within this time frame, the nervous system often magically releases the contraction of muscle fibers. It can be an important technique for unraveling the knots and tangles of the nervous system. By only pressing for short periods of time, the area of tissue is not traumatized and can transition into healing more easily.
Hot stones warm, blend and relax body tissues. Cupping adds another valuable dimension of lymphatic movement and circulation. Integrative manual therapies ease muscle tension, stimulate the immune system, invigorate energy and blood flow through the muscles and help balance the physical energy of the body.