Acamtherapy – Shiatsu + Acupuncture
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, be assured that along with regular infection control procedures, extra precautions and procedures have been put in place to help protect both the patient and therapist. When booking an appointment, these can be discussed.
Acupuncture expands upon the Shiatsu treatment by pinpointing areas of the body for insertion of fine needles, to stimulate acupoints at a deeper level.
It is a natural and effective method of pain relief that balances the Chi flow. In Eastern medical theory, the whole body includes mind, emotions and spirit; therefore questions are asked, not only about the physical complaints, but about patient lifestyle, diet, emotions and past history. The practitioner builds a picture of the patient with these confidential answers that guides and individualizes treatment
The initial consultation can take from one to two hours, and then subsequent treatments are generally an hour, although half hour treatments are offered when the condition requires it. Patients are treated on a massage table or gravity chair, depending on their level of mobility or comfort. Loose, comfortable clothing is worn, but may need to be moved to get access to points. Adjunct therapies such as cupping, gua sha, heat treatment etc. are sometimes used as well. Please see the appropriate tab for further information on these modalities.