Fire cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the practitioner places glass cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. This practice can aid in pain relief, inflammation, digestion, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Expect light pink to dark purple suction marks on your skin for up to one week post treatment.
Guasha is very similar to cupping but uses a small rounded edged tool instead, to rub across the skin. This allows the practitioner to treat areas that don't respond as well to cupping such as the chest and neck. Guasha is used for problems such as cold/flu-like symptoms, chronic aches and pains, digestive disorders, and may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of sleep apnea and headaches. Expect light pink to purple marks to be evident on your skin for 3-5 days.
During your acupuncture treatment, the practitioner may choose to "warm" certain points by burning moxa, the ancient medicine dried mugwort. This can create an intensified tingle, similar to an itch where the needle is placed.
Utilizing the healing power of nature's ingredients, aromatherapy uses essential oil aromas to further aid in pain relief, mood enhancement, relaxation and digestive disorders.
Tui na is a traditional massage technique combined with acupressure points to relieve pain from both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Sooji is a type of Korean acupuncture that focuses on the hands for a full body treatment.