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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed to balance the flow of energy or life force (known as Qi or Chi) through pathways called meridians. The goal of acupuncture is to stimulate these points to correct imbalances in the body and promote healing. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and is used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain (such as headaches, back pain, and arthritis), digestive issues, allergies, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, among others. To book with us please click here: Book Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture is a variation of traditional acupuncture that involves applying a small electric current to the needles inserted into acupuncture points. The addition of electrical stimulation is believed to enhance the effects of acupuncture by providing continuous stimulation to the acupuncture points. During electroacupuncture treatment, thin needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points on the body, just as in traditional acupuncture. These needles are then attached to a device that generates a mild electric current. The frequency and intensity of the electrical stimulation can be adjusted by the acupuncturist based on the individual's condition and treatment goals. Proponents of electroacupuncture claim that it can be more effective than traditional acupuncture for certain conditions, particularly those involving pain management, neurological disorders, and musculoskeletal issues. The electrical stimulation is thought to modulate nerve activity, promote the release of endorphins (natural pain-relieving chemicals), and improve blood circulation to the affected area. Research on the effectiveness of electroacupuncture is ongoing, and some studies have suggested positive results for conditions such as chronic pain, nausea, and neurological disorders. However, more high-quality research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms of action and determine its efficacy compared to traditional acupuncture and other forms of treatment. To book with us please click here: Book Acupuncture
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of therapeutic massage using finger pressure and originating in acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu is used to work with the body as a whole entity to promote a sense of wellbeing and potentially alleviate some aliments through use of finger, palm, or forearm pressure and rotations of joints and stretches. Shiatsu is very beneficial for muscular strains and pulls as well as reducing stress, helping manage pain and some underlying medical conditions. A series of Shiatsu treatments can be had to rectify any imbalances in sleeping patterns and to promote a general sense of calm. There are many researched studies online which have been seen to show Shiatsu having a beneficial influence among the participants. Shiatsu is a non intrusive massage, so is done fully clothed, the treatments I offer are usually an hour or 90 minutes depending on booking, and at the start of all treatments there is a consultation to establish a current state of health and any possible medical history and conditions. This is usually a fully body treatment using palm and finger pressure and there is some use of rotations and manipulation of joints to encourage movement in the necessary places. It is preferable to wear loose and comfortable clothing and to drink plenty of water afterwards. To book with us please click here: Book Shiatsu
Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") is an ancient Chinese practice that combines movement, meditation, and controlled breathing exercises to promote the flow of Qi (life energy) throughout the body. The word "Qi" refers to the vital energy or life force believed to flow through the body, while "gong" means cultivation or skill acquired through practice. Qigong has a long history in Chinese culture and is considered a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It encompasses a wide range of techniques, including gentle movements, standing postures, meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises. These practices are designed to balance and harmonize the body's energy, improve physical health, promote mental clarity, and cultivate spiritual well-being. There are many different styles and forms of Qigong, each with its own unique movements and techniques. Some forms focus more on slow, flowing movements, while others emphasize static postures or dynamic martial arts-like movements. Some Qigong practices are specifically designed for health and wellness, while others are used for martial arts training, spiritual development, or medical purposes. Qigong is often practiced for its health benefits, which can include stress reduction, improved flexibility and balance, enhanced immune function, increased energy levels, and relief from chronic pain or illness. It is also believed to have a positive impact on mental and emotional well-being, helping to reduce anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. In recent years, Qigong has gained popularity worldwide as a form of mind-body exercise and holistic health practice. It is practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels and can be adapted to suit individual needs and abilities. Many people find Qigong to be a gentle and accessible way to improve their overall health and vitality. To book with us for our 4 week block to learn the Shibashi set please click here: Book Qigong Lesson Block To book with us for our weekly class please click here: Book Weekly Qigong

 

A brief insight into how a Shiatsu treatment is approached as a therapy modality.
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