You Are Free (De-stress Treatment)
Stress sucks. The thing is: all of its woes — deflating the spirit, suppressing creativity, and aging us prematurely — are avoidable with self-care. The You Are Free treatments empowers your body to soothe and relinquish physical and emotional stress created by the pressures of everyday life.
This treatment utilizes the power of cupping to ease tension across the back and shoulders by releasing muscles and fascia. The cups increase circulation—carrying away toxins and nourishing the tissues. We focus on acupuncture points that calm the mind and realign the body, allowing you to relax and feel more grounded. We finish with a light massage to work out any final kinks that may remain, leaving you with a feeling of peace and calm.
To receive maximum benefits, we recommend this treatment once a week or at least once a month. 75 minutes
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Light My Fire (Energy Treatment)
Your body’s natural energy is a fire that burns bright and hot. The Light My Fire treatment accesses and revitalizes your life source, easily depleted by the imbalances of modern life. The Light My Fire treatment unlocks energy that has become blocked or stagnant so that it again flows with purpose, allowing you to become your most productive self.
We use a technique from traditional Thai medicine utilizing hot herbal compresses. Herbal formulas are carefully created based on the season and tightly wrapped in cotton cloth, then steamed. The herbal compresses are pressed along the acupuncture meridians running down the back of the body from the shoulders to the feet. This opens the circulation of qi and blood and invigorates the body. Acupuncture points are chosen to enhance this free-flow of energy and harmonize the body. A dynamic Tuina-style massage is used after the acupuncture to further energize the system. The vigorous techniques of Tuina on the extremities are perfect for enlivening the body and sending you on your way feeling alert and alive.
Enjoy this treatment as needed and as often as you like. 75 minutes
Hands On (Amma Therapy/Massage)
Hands On adheres to the philosophy of acupuncture but without the use of needles. Amma is the oldest Chinese word for massage. Unlike with acupuncture, Amma practitioners use their hands rather than needles to stimulate acupoints. In accordance with TCM theory, Amma is implemented on the philosophy that when the flow of Qi is balanced, the result will be a state of health and well-being, and the prevention of imbalance and disease. Our Hands On session focuses on touch to activate the body’s energy meridians through Amma Therapy massage and aromatherapy. 60 minutes
Golden Hour Seasonal Treatment
Our bodies are deeply connected to nature. As our world changes around us, our body reacts and adapts. There are pivotal points throughout the year—as the seasons change or during major life events—when we may need help making the transitions. In this treatment, we take into account your unique presentation as well as the weather and environment when creating your custom treatment.
We will utilize acupuncture as well as other secondary techniques, such as moxibustion or gua sha, depending on the situation. We incorporate bodywork techniques to harmonize the body and to support and accentuate the other modalities.
We recommend having this treatment at least four times per year, with additional sessions as needed. 75 minutes
Outer Radiance (Facial Care Treatment)
You are radiant. Let the world know. It all starts from the inside. The Outer Radiance treatment is specifically designed to draw out and cheer on your inner radiance. All of our stress and internal imbalance can be seen on our faces. This session is designed to harmonize your internal environment while clearing the signs of stress from your face. With consistent treatments, there can be a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, puffiness, and sagging skin.
Facial cupping and facial acupuncture are used to stimulate collagen production for healthier, more resilient skin; increase circulation of qi and blood to nourish the face and drain away toxins; encourage lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling; and tone muscles to firm up loose areas of skin. We use the finest skin care products to protect your skin and end with a light massage to increase systemic circulation and support your body to look and feel its best.
We suggest frequent treatments (one to two times per week) to see the maximum benefits. Maintenance is recommended one to two times per month. 75 minutes