Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice and an integral component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, disposable needles into the skin to stimulate certain points near the surface of the body. Qi is the energy that flows through your body, when qi is blocked or unbalanced this causes illness or pain. Needling Acupuncture points helps to move and unblock Qi, the stimulation causes a healing response as well as a release of natural chemicals such as endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Acupuncture treatments can be used to maintain overall wellness including stress management, studies have shown that it can be an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies, some conditions treated are: Back pain, knee pain, neck and shoulder pain, nausea, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, menstrual cramps, headaches, migraines, infertility, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, sciatica
Acupuncture is regulated in BC, extended health benefits often cover Acupuncture treatments.
Our Registered Acupuncturist Robin is also a Certified Shiatsu Therapist, she will combine her skills to create an effective and relaxing treatment, focusing on your body’s areas of concern and or full-body, achieving the best treatment for your individual needs. Treatments are recommended every 2 weeks, or as needed and Monthly for continued Health benefits.
Initial Acupuncture Treatment– 90mins – $140
Please arrive 15mins early to fill out your health history form and TCM questionnaire. At the beginning of this treatment there will be a discussion of your health history and an assessment of any current conditions or symptoms. Please let our practitioner know if you are nervous about needles.
Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment– 75mins- $125 or 90mins $140
Following your initial treatment, these sessions focus on a treatment plan that is set out by our practitioner to continue healing your areas of concern. Each treatment is unique and will cater to your individual needs.
When appropriate complimentary therapies will be incorporated into your Acupuncture sessions: -Electroacupuncture –Cupping –Gua Sha –Tui Na/Shiatsu –Moxibustion –Infrared heat lamp
Shiatsu Therapy ~ 75mins~ $125 or 90mins ~$140
A Japanese massage based on TCM, incorporating anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupressure and stretching. Treatment is done on top of clothing, no oil is used. Finger, thumb, palm and elbow pressure is applied to specific points on the body along the meridians (pathways in the body where Qi flows). The pressure is rhythmic and slow and can be light or deep. This type of pressure stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system for deep relaxation and promoting your body’s innate healing abilities. Shiatsu can be used to treat a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal and emotional conditions, as well as maintaining health and improving mobility. Robin completed a 2200hr diploma course in 2002 to become a Certified Shiatsu Therapist. *Some extended health plans may except a receipt for Shiatsu from a Certified Shiatsu Therapist, check with your insurance broker.
Shiatsu & Swedish Massage Blend ~ 75mins~ $125 or 90mins ~ $140
A fusion of both shiatsu and western style massage to your desired pressure, performed directly on the skin with oil including essential oils of lavender and peppermint. This massage is extremely relaxing while also relieving muscle tension or pain, improving circulation and alleviating stress. To deepen your relaxation and increase circulation a hot towel and Japanese mint oil is applied to your back. This is NOT an RMT massage.
Hot Stone Massage ~90mins~ $155
Experience a deeper level of relaxation with this full body massage which incorporates heated stones. Let your tension melt away as the stones are used to massage your muscles and joints. The heat from the stones increases circulation relaxing your muscles. This combination of massage and hot stones can help reduce stress and anxiety as well as promote a deeper sleep. *due to the heat this treatment is not performed on pregnant women.
Cupping Massage with our Registered Acupuncturist – 90mins- $140
A combination of fire cupping with full body massage to your desired pressure. Cupping therapy uses heat to create suction between the skin and glass cups, it is used to move Qi stagnation, and to remove toxins. Cupping also increases blood flow, loosens fascia or connective tissue, promotes healing and helps to relieve pain. Where the cups are placed on the skin can leave bruise looking marks, these are normal reactions and will dissipate within 3 to 7 days. To deepen your relaxation and increase circulation a hot towel and Japanese mint oil is applied to your back. This is not an RMT Massage
Heavenly Massage – 90mins- $140
A full body massage including a hot stone back massage as well as a foot and back exfoliation. Incorporating hot towels and essential oils of lavender and peppermint, choose your desired pressure and melt into the table with this deeply relaxing treatment.
Wellness Massage – 75mins- $125 or 90mins- $140
A healing massage to your desired pressure using essential oils of lavender and peppermint. To deepen the relaxation a hot towel and Japanese mint oil is applied to your back.
*Please note Robin is NOT an RMT, Massage treatments are NOT covered with extended health benefits unless Acupuncture is combined and only for the acupuncture part of the treatment.