What should you expect before/during your session?
Before the session you should be prepared for your practitioner to set up a treatment area in your home. At the start of the session the practitioner will complete an assessment in order to create a treatment plan based on your current state of health.
What is acupuncture and does it hurt?
Acupuncture is an eastern medical practice that involves the insertion of needles into specific areas of the body. This process causes the body to release endorphins a natural chemical which help to decrease the perception of pain. The overall goal is to reduce pain while increasing circulation and stimulating muscles and nerves throughout the body.
The most common concern about acupuncture is the fear of needles. However, acupuncture needles are very thin compared to the needles used for injection. You will feel a slight pressure upon insertion of an acupuncture needle but once it is in the muscle there should be no pain. After the session some people report feeling very relaxed while others feel energized.
What is massage and will it be painful?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body in order to improve the flow of blood and lymph. Massage can reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing.
Some pain or discomfort may be experienced during the session. Pain is an indication of an area that may need more work or in some cases a referral to a physician.
What is the Reservation/Cancellation policy?
Reservations should be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to appointment. All cancellations after the 48 hour window are subject to the full service fee.