Acupuncture and massage are both very effective treatments to help a range of ailments and concerns. When they are both combined together it can create the best restorative treatment to help melt away the physical tension, quieten down a busy mind and bring the body back to a deeper level of balance.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture involves inserting needles into the body to stimulate sensory nerves in the skin and muscles.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy – known as chi or qi – believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. When the qi does not run smoothly throughout the body this can result in illness or imbalance. Imbalanced qi can manifest as a variety of physical and emotional symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, low mood, headaches, congested sinuses, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and menstrual problems. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture is believed to re-balance your vital energy.
How does massage work?
Massage therapy involves using hands, forearms and elbows to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissue areas of the body to help release knotted muscles and areas of tension. Kneading techniques, deep circular movements, long strokes and tapping movements are also used to help bring a sense of ultimate relaxation.
Some common reasons for getting a massage are to relieve pain, reduce stress, heal physical injuries and aid a general sense of wellness. Massage therapy has been noted to relax the nervous system by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure. Stress and pain hormones are also decreased by massage.
Why acupuncture and massage work well together.
When these two treatments are combined together it creates the perfect opportunity to help heal the body on a physical and mental level. Massage will help heal the body of physical tension and pain giving you immediate relief from your symptoms. Acupuncture helps on a deeper level, rebalancing the body and giving you longer-lasting results on your physical and mental wellbeing and getting to the root cause of your pain.
Immediate results will be felt after a treatment of acupuncture-massage, however to get the best long lasting results a suggested course of 4-6 treatments is recommended.
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