at wàn, body acupuncture is used to restore or improve your overall health and wellness
is an exquisite, full body approach to facial skincare and wrinkles. Starting from the inside out, sessions begin with body acupuncture, and then move onto to the use of facial masks, gua sha, and end with facial acupuncture and moxa. This ultimate facial experience will leave your facial skin hydrated, toned and rejuvenated.
Cupping is an ancient technique used in many cultures. It is a form of bodywork that rather than compressing tissue, raises it. This releases rigidity in muscles and connective tissue and provides space for increased blood, lymph, and energy circulation. It breaks up stagnation so toxins in the tissues can be released and eliminated naturally.
Cupping is particularly helpful for tight muscles and for respiratory problems. When applied during a common cold, it helps release phlegm and increase lymphatic circulation.
Moxa is a herb (artemisia vulgaris) that has been used for thousands of years to warm the skin, the acupuncture points, and the meridians. Moxa helps improve circulation and strengthen energy. The technique of direct moxa, where tiny pieces of the processed herb are burned on the skin over a layer of protective ointment, is a potent anti-inflammatory.
Infrared therapy is used to warm larger areas of the body. The body naturally produces far-infrared energy which aids healing. The application of far-infrared energy via the use of a heat lamp deeply penetrates the skin and nourishes the tissues
What to expect ?
A thorough consultation upon your first visit where we talk about your past health and your future goals.
- Your first session begins with a comprehensive background interview about your health and any information that may be relevant to your condition
- During this process, the practitioner will examine your tongue and check your pulse
- You will receive the first personalized acupuncture treatment and suggestions for treatments going forward as well as recommendations on diet, exercise and lifestyle
- The entire session lasts about an hour and a half.