“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful center.”
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, approximately 25% of Canadians said that they feel quite stressed or extremely stressed most days. High levels of stress can affect our sleep, and result in poor digestion, muscle tension, headaches and fatigue etc. Massage is the art of kneading muscle tissue to promote rest, relaxation and inner balance. Acupuncture is the art of skillfully placing needles in specific parts of the body to create mental, emotional and physical health. Inner balance is a state of mind. Let’s look at how both acupuncture and massage can help us find this sometimes-elusive state of well-being.
MASSAGE DESTRESSES BOTH BODY AND MIND
Our bodies and minds are deeply connected. Just as we can suffer from physical wounds, emotional wounds can also affect our mental and physical bodies. Grief can sometimes be felt as a pain in the chest. Fear may be experienced as a weakness in our legs and lower back. Our emotions and thoughts can greatly affect our physical health. Massage releases tension from the muscles of our body. By relaxing our muscle tissues, massage can help release stuck emotions that reside in our muscles. Massage also promotes the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin. These hormones are associated with stress reduction and a sense of well-being. There are countless examples of people who, after feeling overly stressed or overly anxious leave a massage session feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and closer to inner balance.
ACUPUNCTURE CREATES BALANCE
One of the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that good health equals the balance of the two complimentary yet opposing energies of the universe – yin and yang. When there is yin yang harmony there is inner balance. Acupuncture is a tool used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to create yin yang balance. By placing needles in specific areas of the body acupuncturists create health by balancing yin and yang. Poor health is considered an imbalance of yin and yang energies. Regardless of if the imbalance is physical, mental or emotional, acupuncture can be used to help create better health.
At North West Acupuncture and Massage, in Northwest Calgary Alberta we enjoy combining acupuncture and massage into acu-massage treatments. Acu-massages sessions may also include sound acupuncture instead of traditional acupuncture which for folks who dislike needles is more enjoyable. More time may be spent on either acupuncture or massage depending on the needs of the client. Discover the power of acupuncture and massage used together. Visit us in North West Calgary, Alberta. Experience inner balance with these two amazing modalities.