Acupuncture with Massage
Acupuncture and massage are important elements within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and have been for thousands of years. Massage and acupuncture share many of the same goals and benefits, but they work on the body on different levels.
Acupuncture uses fine needles, placed at specific acupuncture points in the body to rebalance the flow of energy (Qi) in order to regulate the body's functions in a harmonious manner, which is helpful for stress relief and improved wellbeing. This allows the body's natural healing mechanisms to work their best.
Massage therapy, in contrast to acupuncture treatment, stays 'outside' of the body. It is great for reducing muscle tension, relieving stress, and promoting relaxation, as well as for treating injuries.
Acupuncture and massage both encourage blood flow to certain areas of the body. An acupuncture treatment can enhance a massage therapy session, and vice versa. Following a massage, the body is relaxed, making problem areas much more receptive to the effects of acupuncture. The thin needles have the ability to go deeper into the body than human fingers do, which allows for stagnation (of Qi) to gently yet thoroughly leave the body.