Release, Relax, Unwind
About Me —
I’ve been a dedicated practitioner of holistic medicine since 2015. I love empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the healing arts.
As a licensed Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist and Reiki Master, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between holistic and western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. I am always looking to integrate new treatments and therapies into my practice and believe that continued learning is important for any good Holistic Therapist.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes acupuncture, herbs, moxibustion, cupping, and other modalities. It is a wholistic practice in terms of treating the entire person: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As an important component of TCM, acupuncture is the application of sterile fine needles through the skin in specific points lying on meridians or channels coursing through the body. Acupuncture helps to move Qi or the energetic life force through the channels, thereby helping to improve a person's well being. Acupuncture is used as a treatment for many acute or chronic conditions such as pain, digestive difficulties, skin problems, reproductive conditions, and stress.
Facial and cosmetic acupuncture, also known as aesthetic acupuncture, incorporates acupuncture and other modalities to benefit the skin and superficial muscles of the face. Sterile and very fine needles are inserted through the skin of the face and neck, along with some body points, in specific points to improve circulation of Qi or the energetic life force and blood in specific areas. In addition to helping to alleviate some fine lines, scarring, and sagging on the face, facial acupuncture, along with scalp acupuncture, can help with neuromuscular facial conditions such as Bell's Palsy and stroke.
ZEN SHIATSU THERAPY
Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork therapy that incorporates acupressure on points on meridians or channels on the body. The therapy includes the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concept of moving Qi or the life force throughout the body, balancing of energies, and working on releasing physical, mental, and emotional constraints in the body. It cultivates mindfulness and well-being in both the giver and receiver. It is an excellent therapy for dealing with chronic conditions such as pain, stress, PTSD, allergies, and Lyme disease. Although the patient does not have to remove clothing for this treatment, the patient should wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing such as yoga or exercise outfits.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy therapy, using a non-invasive gentle hands-on approach. Practitioners use their hands to transmit universal energies to improve the flow and balance of a person's energetic fields to support healing. Research has indicated that Reiki contributes to relieving pain, deceasing anxiety and depression, and improving quality of life, especially for those in palliative care.