For over 2,000 years, Acupuncture has been used as a method to encourage the body's ability to heal itself. During an Acupuncture treatment at our office you will experience the use of sterile, single-use, hair thin needles inserted in specific point locations with the intention of improving circulation, restoring balance, alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and promoting relaxation. We use different styles depending on your needs. Traditional Chinese Style of Acupuncture uses points to elicit a sensation of "de qi" known as the excitation of vital energy within our body. This sensation often feels like energy within the body is moving, dispersing, or expanding. Japanese Style is used as a very light and painless style of Acupuncture. For people with specific orthopedic issues, Orthopedic Style is used to target specific motor points to reset and activate the muscles. Tui Na Massage is incorporated in our Acupuncture treatments which uses pressing, rolling, and kneading along one of the body's acupuncture meridians to further move the knots and stagnation.
There are 20 major meridian pathways with hundreds of Acupuncture points situated along them which all have their own actions and indications for healing. Symptom relief is often immediate, but several treatments may be needed depending on lifestyle and if the condition is acute or chronic. As a patient's symptoms improve, visits are spaced further apart until their desired results are achieved. Chronic or severe medical conditions will require more frequent treatments and may take longer to resolve. Many patients choose to maintain their wellness with monthly treatments.
Facial acupuncture stimulates collagen production to improve the skin's overall appearance and slow the aging process. An increase in collagen can help the skin look tighter, lifted and brighter.
Facial rejuvenation stimulates the facial muscles to trigger lifting and toning of the deeper wrinkles. It is combined with other acupuncture points to work on the underlying cause of the facial changes. For best results, sessions are twice a week for 6-12 weeks for lasting results.
Cupping therapy uses glass cups with a vacuum suction over areas of the body with the intention of alleviating tension, decreasing inflammation, improving blood flow, activating the lymphatic system, and boosting immunity. The vacuum is created by using fire to release the oxygen within the cup. The fire is then quickly removed and the cup is placed on the skin. The quick removal from the fire ensures that the cup is not hot. Cupping is similar to a deep tissue massage, but instead of pushing down on areas of the body to release tension, the cupping pulls the tension out of the muscle and can bring the toxins up to the surface so that they can be released. Marks typically disappear in 3 to 7 days, but can take weeks if much stagnation is within the body.
Microneedling Collagen Induction
Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy uses acupuncture needles to stimulate collagen by opening up the dermal layer of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is applied to further nourish the skin and deeply penetrate into the skin surface. Microneedling works on fine lines, acne scarring, and age spots. Micro-Needling leads to reorganization of old collagen fibers and laying down of new collagen, elastin, and capillaries leading to skin tightening. This leads to an overall youthful appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size. It also adds more suppleness and elasticity to the skin. Singh, A. and Savita, Y. "Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons" Indian Dermatology Online Journal 2016. 7
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We have an integrative approach to massage blending styles that is custom to you. Massage can help reduce pain, tension, and stress. It helps boost circulation and metabolism. Our practitioners are intuitive to your body and will focus on your individual needs. Massage styles include:
Circulatory or Sweedish
Prenatal and Postnatal
Cupping and Massage
Active Release Therapy
Reiki is a non-invasive Japanese energy healing technique. During a reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on you or just above you to stimulate healing. The belief is that the practitioner is able to increase life force energy and stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. Some of the many benefits may include reducing anxiety and fatigue, pain relief, and enhancing quality of life.
Sound Therapy- (Acutonics)
Therapeutic Planetary Tuning Forks are applied to Acupuncture meridians to unblock energy channels, restoring harmony and balance. This non-invasive treatment reduces stress, alleviates pain, removes fear-based thoughts, anxiety and overwhelm. One of the most profound effects of this healing method is re-establishing a frequency of health within one’s nervous system, inducing relaxation, peacefulness and conscious alertness. This treatment also employs planetary chimes, shamanic drumming and Tibetan bowls for harmonic resonance and integration of the sound therapy.
Lymphatic Cupping Massage
Lymphatic cupping massage is highly effective, non-invasive treatment to open and drain the lymphatic system, release blockages and shift the polarity and pH of the tissue to assist the body in re-establishing homeostasis. This highly effective treatment is used to drain excess fluid and toxins, loosen adhesions, increase oxygen delivery and lift connective tissue, bringing blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin. This method produces a “separation” in tissue layers enabling water absorption and renewed blood flow to dehydrated undernourished tissue.
Conditions That Respond Well to Lymphatic Cupping Include:
Unexplained Weight Gain
Lymphedema Scars/Scar Tissue
Pre and Post Surgery
Harmonyum is a bio-energetic treatment designed to boost immunity and activate the parasympathetic nervous system to enhance relaxation and digestion. This healing method is known to also support the glandular system and reduce secretion of stress hormones which plays a major role in healing and fertility. Harmonyum is akin to a Theta state of mind, therefore supporting deep, profound learning and growth.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Healing Session
The Ayurvedic session offers a self-care regimen to help clients to access greater potential for health, free of clutter in mind, senses and body. The individualized regimen is aligned with the client’s body constitution (defined by pulse diagnosis), past medical history, mental and emotional state and the season.
A thorough assessment is performed with the intention to identify the root cause of any disorder and/or imbalance. Assessment includes pulse diagnosis, examination of eyes, nails, tongue, and general appearance. Protocol typically includes a list of foods to include and/or avoid for body type, herbal remedies, daily lifestyle routine which includes self-message, yoga, meditation and breath work.
A relaxing and revitalizing full-body therapy using gentle strokes with warm botanical and nutrient-rich herbal oils specially formulated for your body type. This treatment eliminates excess toxins, purifies and balances body and mind, and rejuvenates and strengthens the tissues. Abhyanga improves circulation, stimulates digestive enzymes, decreases the effects of aging and helps lubricate the joints. After an Abhyanga treatment, you will feel calm, relaxed and stress-free. A bonus of this treatment is a great night’s sleep. This treatment also has a traditional application for pre- and post-natal nourishing therapy for mother-to-be.
The Energetic Blueprint session will reveal to you the mysteries behind the invisible forces which affect your life. In this 120 minute session, you will gain insight into your personal archetypes, your skills and talents, your previous lives and your karmic influences. This transformative session will help you to become aware of your perceptions and personality traits so you can make the necessary changes to attain your heart’s desires. This session not only empowers you to change your life, but also brings in a tremendous amount of healing and awareness.
This practice utilizes breath-work, movement/asana, sound and meditation to strengthen the nervous system and boost immunity for optimal energy and vitality. This powerful practice aids the functioning of the digestive system, nervous system, endocrine system and circulatory system. It helps in reducing stress, increasing lung capacity, stamina as well as supporting mental and emotional clarity. I personally call this yoga session the “fountain of youth” because of its remarkable de-aging and energizing results.
This session helps to demystify so many things that have happened and are happening now. It will literally bring some light, helping you to offer more understanding and awareness as to the rhythm and cycles of our lessons, how to harness the energy of the forces at play in your life and the beauty of life. Our Souls have a mission to carry out in our lifetime. We have lessons to learn, wounds to heal and relationships to explore.
Restorative Ayurvedic Detox
This is an ancient and powerfully gentle detoxification therapy. It purifies the entire body on a cellular level. It strengthens the mind and slows down the aging process. It reboots your own internal healing mechanism so that your body can rejuvenate from stress and daily living. This is a restorative cleanse that does not fit into the Western idea of detoxification. Every day of this detox you will feel nurtured on all levels of your being. It is traditionally done in between the change of each season so that you can cleanse the excess element of the previous season. This treatment includes initial consultation, nutritional protocol, herbal protocol, yoga, breathwork, meditations and daily abhyanga massage and steam therapy. Benefits of the Restorative Ayurvedic Detox may include:
- Weight loss and a reduction of unhealthy cravings
- Elimination of toxins to promotes clarity of the mind and release of negative emotions
- Restoring energy levels and capacity to deal with daily challenges
- Strengthening your immunity and prevention of illness
- Reversing the negative effects of stress and slowing down aging process
- Radiance and glow of skin
- Decrease in menopause symptoms
- Restoring your internal balance and improving your organ health
Disclaimer: Please note that all services by Acupuncture RSF Inc. DBA Healing Sanctuary RSF are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. They are also not a substitute for medical care. Please consult your doctor about any medical concerns or underlying medical conditions prior to using our services. Infrared sauna is contraindicated if you are pregnant, nursing, have an active infection, or if you have a bleeding disorder.