Acupuncture has roots in China where it is part of mainstream healthcare and a stand-alone therapy also. It is used all over the world and steadily increasing in popularity in the UK.
Acupuncture can be used for pain conditions such as arthritic joints and back pain as well as other reasons such as people who feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis.
During a session a full case history is taken and pulses and tongue are examined in order to help make a decision for an individual treatment plan.
Facial Acupuncture is a natural, non-surgical facial that is now very popular and a highly acclaimed alternative to invasive injections and chemical treatments. Tiny, painless acupuncture needles are inserted into various points on the face. Elise also draws on her shiatsu training and includes a massage component to the facial, using the pressure points in combination with gua sha paddles and oils. This transports the client into a relaxed, blissful state! Elise works on body points during the facial, adding to the effectiveness of the overall treatment.
How Does Facial Acupuncture Work?
- Increases blood circulation to the face, improving the oxygenation of the skin and thereby enhancing its tone and lustre
- Stimulates the tiny muscles of the face
- Increases cell regeneration, helping to smooth fine lines and to form collagen that has the effect of plumping up the skin
- The effects are nowhere-near as pronounced as those produced by the artificial agent Botox. Facial Acupuncture is a holistic and natural treatment that makes you look and feel great without unpleasant side effects
- Clients invariably report feelings of well-being after one of Elise’s treatments
Conditions not conducive for Facial Acupuncture
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes Mellitus
- People who suffer from bruising easily or excessive bleeding
If you are unsure if Facial Acupuncture is suitable for you, please enquire when booking.
Shiatsu is a hands-on physical therapy that supports the body’s natural ability to balance itself. It originates from Japan but its roots are from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Literally, Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ but a shiatsu practitioner uses palms, hands, elbows and thumbs to stimulate meridians (pathways of energy) through loose fitting clothes to balance energy flow in the body. It is a very deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments decrease stress and maintain a healthy immune system and support wellbeing.