Treatments & Fees
For your first visit, we will need a one-hour appointment, which will include an introductory assessment along with your treatment.
|Cosmetic Acupuncture: 60 minutes||$120|
Treatments are billed as Registered Acupuncture. Candice is also an RMT and you may be able to use your massage therapy benefits for your treatment, depending on your condition.
All treatments are one-on-one.
Acupuncture unlocks your body’s natural healing abilities by sending a message to your brain to release healing properties. Thin, sterile needles are placed at specific sites (acupuncture points) which triggers a response in the structures deep in the body. Acupuncture stimulates the body to restore, repair and rebalance.
Cupping is a great way to treat most pain conditions. A flame is placed inside the cup for a few seconds and when the cup is placed on the body a suction is created. This suction works on the deep connective tissues surrounding the muscles. The layers of stuck together fascia in painful areas are pulled apart, allowing to blood to flow through, easing stress and tension.
Gua sha is sometimes also called scraping as we use a tool to scrape the surface of the skin. This causes a petechiae type reaction, similar to what you would experience after cupping. While this technique is amazing for chronically tight areas and fascial restrictions, it’s benefits are far-reaching internally.
Depending on your condition, it can be helpful to attach electrical stimulation to the acupuncture needles. Electroacupuncture is great for pain as it is proven to release pain-relieving endorphins and reduce inflammation.
A heat lamp is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. The deep soothing heat can intensify the results experienced with acupuncture. The heat allows the needles to work deeper into the body and increases relaxation while on the table.
Cosmetic / Facial Acupuncture
Cosmetic acupuncture treatments focus on rejuvenating and invigorating skin tone, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines and brightening the complexion. A cosmetic session will include some cupping and gua sha for the face as well as some body acupuncture points to address the underlying organ disharmonies.
Acupressure / Tuina
Tuina (Chinese Massage) incorporates the use of fingers and knuckles to eliminate tight areas along acupuncture channels. Sometimes acupressure is used at an acupoint to dissipate tension either before a needle is placed or instead of.
Auricular acupuncture uses acupuncture points on the ear to treat the whole body. There are many nerve ending located here so the effects can be very powerful.