Our specialist acupuncture practitioners are experienced in treating a varied range of conditions from the physical, like osteoarthritic knee pain, to the internal, such as nausea and vomiting. As you are an individual, your situation is personal to you. This means that your treatment must be tailored to suit your needs.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na massage has been developing in China over many thousands of years. Originally it was intended to attend to martial artists and treat battlefield injuries.
Over the last 2000 years it has developed to also treat common injuries and illness and is used as a primary treatment in Chinese hospitals alongside acupuncture and modern medicine.
Summarizing, Gua Sha stimulates the immune system, detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes the circulation, regulates functions and organs, removes blockades and pain, revitalises and regenerates (“life-extension”), diminishes stress, fatigue and burn-out, improves e.g. cures (indirectly) countless (chronic) disorders and complaints, rebalances emotions, relaxes and promotes clarity of mind
In Western Medical understanding, Cupping therapy intentionally extravasates blood from the peripheral capillaries causing petechiae and sub-cutaneous blemishing (ecchymosis). It is not a capillary rupture like bruising, as it fades immediately if there are no problems in the area.
Moxibustion is the burning of an herb called Mugwort. The herb, or moxa, can take many forms, including cigar-like moxa rolls, raw rice grain size pieces, and compressed smokeless sticks and cones. When burnt its warming nature is useful for helping to expel cold and damp from the body as well as warming the body’s channels. The bitter and acrid aspects of Mugwort help to break stagnation, clear phlegm, and rectify the qi and blood.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
In response to changing clinical conditions, Chinese herbal medicine has continually advanced and developed throughout its 3000 year history. This research continues with the use of modern medical diagnostic techniques, equipment and knowledge.
Derived from the Japanese ‘rei’ meaning ‘universal source, spirit’ and ‘ki’ meaning ‘life force, energy’, Reiki is an ancient healing system that harnesses universal energy for powerful, yet gentle healing.
Rei is a simple, gentle and healing practice suitable for all ages, fitness levels and stages of health, focusing on the expression of both internal and external movement of energy.
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is a speciality massage using smooth, heated stones to relax your body’s tensions. The stones are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat.
Facial Sound Scapes
This unique modality, based upon the principles of Chinese medicine, addresses certain areas of the face which are difficult to treat with needles, like the neck, chin and jowls. Tuning forks can “lift” the pterygoids, masseter and platysma muscles by means of select vibrating intervals. For instance, the interval of a second disperses, a third sedates, and a fifth tonifies. These vibrating forks are applied gently to the face, and are relaxing and pleasantly tingly.
Cosmetic acupuncture is suitable for everyone. So much so in fact that a 1996 study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture found that 90% of 300 participants noticed marked effects within only one course of cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
The art of Aromatherapy dates back over 1000 years. The Egyptians are believed to be the first to distil oils from plants for their therapeutic properties, rituals and perfume. The use of plants and herbs however have been used for incense, medicine and perfume for thousands of years.