What is it? - Acupuncture and Other Traditional Modalities
Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM practitioners use the human body's more than 2,000 acupoints, connected by energy pathways (Meridians), to stimulate or improve the flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body. This system of energy throughout the body is responsible for overall health and wellbeing. Disruption, blockage, or decreased energy flow can cause dis-ease in the body. By stimulating these points through the use of tiny needles, flow of Qi can be improved, thereby improving your health.
The suction and negative pressure created by cupping helps loosen muscles,
encourages blood flow, relaxes the nervous system, reduces cellulite, improves flow of
energy, and is also an excellent way to decrease high blood pressure. Cupping is an
ancient modality revered in many eastern cultures and is a wonderful, unique
Gua Sha is a Chinese medicine therapy that involves gentle but consistent pressure to
“scrape” the skin, by use of a stone tool, which increases blood flow. The benefits of
Gua Sha include reduction of inflammation, treatment of chronic pain, and reduction of
We apply a very light electrical stimulation to the needles, like a TENs machine. This is
a great additional therapy for muscle aches, tightness, and pain. It feels like a very
gentle tapping. We will recommend it if we think it will benefit you or ask us if you want
to try it.
Tui na is a hands-on body treatment. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and
rub the areas between each of the joints and get the energy moving in the meridians
and the muscles. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm.
*Available with Bryant
This is a great way to experience acupuncture and supplement your wellness plan. The needles are inserted at strategic points in the body and retained for 15 to 20 minutes. The treatment will be administered either face up or down. Even though this treatment is more of a short tune-up session, it is very efficient and effective for all conditions.
In your first treatment you will receive a thorough TCM diagnosis that will continue throughout your treatment program. The treatment will be administered either face up or down and the needles are inserted into strategic points for 20 to 40 minutes. Depending on the condition being treated, you may also receive cupping, e-stim, gua sha or tui na massage as needed. Chinese Herbal formulas can also be prescribed.
For the ultimate acupuncture experience and for those looking for a mini retreat in one treatment. In your first treatment you will receive a thorough TCM diagnosis that will continue throughout your treatment program. Typically, you will be treated face up & down and the needles are inserted into strategic points for 20- 40 minutes on each side of the body. The use of e-stim, hot stones, cupping, essential oils, & tui na massage. Chinese Herbal formulas can also be prescribed.
Kinesiology Taping - Kinesio taping was designed to work in sync with the natural healing process to the body, while also providing stability and rehabilitative support. Originally developed in the’70s by Japanese Chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase, Kinesiology taping is used by therapists with the intention of improving mobility, relieving pain, while also improving the healing process in soft tissues.
- 5mins $15
Scalp Treatment - Try out our signature Hair & Scalp Serum, which is a blend of rosemary, lavender, cedarwood, & peppermint essential oils in a base of avocado & argon oils. This blend is great for promoting healthier hair and a hydrated scalp.
- 15mins $28
Alpine Upgrade - Add Alpine Pro products to any session to help reduce pain & stress. Ask us more about it at the beginning of your next session!
- Add-in $15
** Cancellation Policy
We understand life happens and sometimes you need to cancel your appointments, but our time is valuable too!
Please call us with as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule.
Cancellations made within 24hrs and no-shows will be charged 50% of the booked service fee to the credit card used to hold the appointment.
What to Expect
Please arrive a few minutes early so you're not rushing into your treatment. You will be prompted to fill out a health intake form when you book online, and will be texted or emailed the form if you call in for an appointment. Please fill out this form Before arrival. Kids under 16 will need a guardian to sign their intake form giving consent.
We recommend wearing loose fitting shorts & tee-shirt during your acupuncture session or if you would like to receive cupping and/or gua sha along with acupuncture, undressing like you would for a massage therapy session is best.
The needles used for acupuncture are teeny tiny! Often times you can barley even feel them inserted - like a mosquito bite. Bryant will guide you through his process and let you know exactly where he's placing the needles and why. (if you want to know) Acupuncture should be a calming and pleasant process so speak up if you're ever uncomfortable! Otherwise, just breathe, relax, and let your body melt into the table.
Benefits of Acupuncture
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Balance hormones
- Reduce painful menstrual symptoms
- Reduce muscle & joint inflammation
- Increase circulation & lymph drainage
- Helps clear your mind
- Restore your vitality, your body will thank you!
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Decreases stress and anxiety
- Improves posture
- Reduces muscle & joint inflammation
- Increases circulation & lymph drainage
- Helps clear your mind
- Can release deep buried emotions causing pain
- It feels great and your body will thank you!