Auriculotherapy Seeding is a non-invasive technique applying the seeds of the Cow Soapwort plant (Vaccaria hispanica) plant to specific points located on the external ear. Via the gentle pressure exerted by the seeds on these sites, a client can receive a number of health benefits. Because of various mechanisms that make the ear an ideal interface with the greater body, this technique has been used to treat anxiety, depression, addiction cravings, and numerous other conditions with notable documented success. The practice is a great way for people to introduce themselves to the benefits of auricular acutherapy without taking the full plunge into needles if they are adverse. The seed is applied with a small adhesive patch directly to the points selected by your practitioner. The seeds can easily be removed by the client when necessary but they are typically left in place anywhere from a few hours up until a few days with gentle self-massage of the applied seed points encouraged. At times the effects of a specific treatment have been noted by people in as little as 5 minutes after application with ongoing effects for days.
Cupping Therapy is found in cultures around the world going back thousands of years. It involves using so-called ‘cups’ to create varying degrees of suction on the tissues of the body. The pulling force of each cup can increase circulation, help to release connective tissues, and to remove stagnation from areas where healing has been delayed. Used by competitive athletes, patients in recovery for acute injury, chronic condition sufferers, and for people seeking a general health tonic, different cupping techniques can be used for a wide array of concerns. The marks left by cupping last typically between 1-10 days. While they can vary in intensity of color, they are superficial and cause no lasting injury to the sites where they occur. Applied specifically and strategically, the stimulative effects of the cups have been known provide potent positive changes in as little as one to two sessions.
A 2 hr appointment devoted to your complete wellness picture. The first 30 minutes of this appointment are used to build a composite description of your health history and integrative (herbal & massage) therapy goals. The time could also be used to follow-up from prior visits. The remaining 90 minutes consists of massage/bodywork that is tailored to your specific needs.
Dermaplaning is the controlled planing of the skin using a specialized blade held at a 45 degree angle for the removal of keratinized cells on the outer stratum corneum and fine vellus hair. It is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained and certified skin care specialist. It is highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving the skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It has been utilized in medical practices for over 40 years to prepare the skin for chemical peels and laser treatments. In the spa setting it is often the exfoliation step utilized in facials to prepare the skin for enzymes, light chemical peels, light therapy, micro-current and other modalities.
Dermaplaning is ideal for those focused on anti-aging. It is for those concerned with dull, dry skin, a sallow complexion, enlarged pores, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and perhaps acnes scars.