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CHINESE & SPORTS ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture


TCM Acupuncture is an empirical, time-tested medicine of thousands of years that comprises nutrition, acupuncture, moxibustion, Tuina, cupping, Guasha, and Qi balancing. TCM Acupuncturists are regulated, and are authorized to perform those modalities. Its use is a natural, safe and effective way to promote health, that treats the whole body and treats a wide range of diseases and ailments.


Acupuncture works with three fundamental principles; it reduces INFLAMMATION, increases CIRCULATION and alleviates PAIN. It does so by activating the blood, fluids, nerves and energy along the channels that traverse the length of the body. Research shows stimulating effects on the central nervous system triggering the release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These changes may alter our experience of pain via the release of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and natural opioids or speed up the healing process via the release of immune system cells. By affecting the neurotransmitters and neurohormones of the body, acupuncture can have broad impacts on nerve impulses, organ function, and mental health as well. Acupuncture truly offers a full spectrum of healing!!


To that end, it is VERY important to be aware of the qualifications of a fully trained and registered acupuncturist (minimum 3 year Masters degree Acupuncture program and registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Designations include R.Ac. (Acupuncturist) or R.TCMP (Acupuncturist and Herbalist).

Sports Acupupuncture or Motor point Acupuncture


Motor point acupuncture probably began in the 1970s with Dr C Chan Gunn, an anesthesiologist who found that inserting acupuncture needles into motor points on muscles (the place where the nerve attaches to the muscle) can cause a fasciculation (twitch response) which would reset the nerve and muscle causing relaxation of contracted muscle and an increase in strength.


Dr Vladimir Janda of the Prague School of Rehabilitation was a neurologist who said that the most overlooked type of muscle imbalance is tightness weakness. Overuse of muscles causes contraction and shortening of the muscle which over time accumulates and puts strain on tendons and joints causing pain and dysfunction.


Motor point acupuncture can reset contracted muscle to restore joints to their normal function while reducing or eliminating pain and tendonitis.

This technique has been used with great success for several decades by a relatively small number of acupuncturists and medical professionals, but we offer it here.

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Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body and originates from the time of the Buddha.

Nuad Phan Boran as is it called in Thailand, correctly translates only as Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage. More widely known today as Thai Massage, is seen as a practical application of the Buddhist principle of 'Metta' or loving kindness, forming the cornerstone of a quietly effective healing of body, mind and soul.

Elements of Yoga and Ayurveda from India are combined with universal energy healing principles to harmonize and balance the flow of energy throughout the body. It is performed with the client comfortably clothed (traditional thai clothing provided) on a special Thai mat. Sessions usually last for at least one hour. True traditional Thai massage is 90 minutes or more.

Thai Massage consists of a series of interactive, flowing movements, stretches and rhythmic massage, along all the body's energy lines and pressure points. This often deeply meditative experience can result in a profound release from mental and physical stress.

Thai Massage consists of a series of interactive, flowing movements, stretches and rhythmic massage, along all the body's energy lines and pressure points. The often deeply meditative experience can result in a profound release from mental and physical stress.

Physical Benefits
◦ Help detoxification of the body and boost immune system.
◦ Increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure.
◦ Good for muscle relaxation, increase flexibility in your muscles and mobility.
◦ Improved breathing
◦ Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and chronic joint problems.

Mental Benefits
◦ Improve your outlook towards life, builds an emotional balance.
◦ Help with concentration and creativity. Mind and body concentration.
◦ Clear and calm your mind. Gain mental clarity.

Psychological effects
◦ Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety.
◦ Help people boost their inner energy levels.
◦ Achieve better health, increases health and vitality.
◦ Raise the energy level and stamina.
◦ Build internal power. (and creates a natural confidence)

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Hot Stone Massage

 

If you’ve never experienced a hot stone massage before, you should definitely experience this wonderfully deep sensation! 

This massage treatment melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation, creating deep relief while also focusing on your body’s energy flow with Chakra healing.

Deep relief for body and mind

The heat from the stones warms up the body and relaxes the muscles in preparation for massage so the therapist can work more efficiently and deeply. This type of massage is beneficial on both psychological and physical levels. Hot Stone Massage is an ancient healing art, which combines the harmonizing and cleansing effect of massage therapy with the meditative tranquility and energetic properties of basalt stones. In addition to releasing muscle tension and pain, this treatment also removes blocked chakra points. Hot stone massage helps to balance and clear blocked energy centers which will result in improved health, clarity and inner peace.

Benefits of hot stone massage

Hot stone massage is a very beneficial treatment for many individuals and can help you experience the following benefits:

  • Improved Circulation

  • Mental Clarity

  • Muscle Relaxation

  • Decreased chronic stress and tension

  • Enhanced flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement

  • Decrease of pain and muscle spasms

  • Relief of pain and tension created by strained or contracted muscles

  • Relief from pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic condition

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