Using the diagnostic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture uses extremely thin, sterile needles and other techniques to access Qi (‘energy’, pronounced ‘chee’) through a network of meridians or energy pathways in the body. The goal is to bring excess and deficiency into a state of balance, supporting a strengthened immune system.
Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. Massage uses various techniques to manipulate muscles and soft tissue, increase range and ease of motion, and improve circulation. The aim of massage is to promote well-being through decreased pain and tension, increased relaxation and ease.