a traditional chinese medicine practice with a modern, pacific northwest twist
Acupuncture is the use of teeny tiny needles inserted into the body at specific points. Being one of the pillars of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture theory is based on promoting, restoring, and rebalancing the body's energy flow. It's a drug-free alternative for treating a wide variety of issues, from pain to pregnancy to emotional health.
Being a massage therapist for over 10 years, my hands are my primary tool. Physical manipulation of the muscles and fascia allow for increased freedom of movement in the body. My treatments are an infusion of anatomical structure knowledge, meridian therapy, and informed touch to leave you feeling more comfortable in your skin.
Cupping is all the rage right now, and for good reason, too. This technique involves creating suction on the body with little glass jars. Pulling the muscles upwards, these little suckers get the blood flowing in all the right places to bring relief to troublesome areas.
Moxa is a traditional treatment that uses a dried herb called mugwort to warm acupuncture points. Its characteristics strengthen and nourish the body in order to quicken the healing process.
Some of the most potent medicine we have access to is the everyday food we consume. I'll examine current diet and make recommendations specific to your individual needs.
Herbs are amazing! They'll be used medicinally in many different forms, from tea to pills to topical salves, in order to continue the healing process in every day life.
Movement is an ancient human activity which releases stagnation in the body. In its various forms it can alleviate pain, sharpen your mind, and provide an incredible feeling of joy.