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What To Expect In Your Acupuncture and Massage Treatments


Have you heard of acu-massage?

Acu-massage is a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that includes both acupuncture and massage. Depending on the needs of the client acu-massage treatments may begin with acupuncture and end with massage or vice versa. At Northwest Vibrational Acupuncture and Massage acupuncture in these sessions may include either sound acupuncture or traditional acupuncture or a combination of both, again depending on the needs of the client. Interested in these sessions but you are not quite sure what to expect from them or what they are really good for? Continue reading to find out more-

1. Expect A Thorough Examination

Before your acupuncture and massage session your therapist may check your posture and also examine your tongue and pulse. Tongue and pulse examinations are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to find out about client health. Posture assessment help therapists figure out where clients carry stress in their body and which muscles may be injured if they present with musculoskeletal dysfunction. A thorough initial examination is necessary so your therapist can properly help you towards better health. Subsequent examinations are normally also performed. These examinations are much shorter in duration and help therapist with planning future treatments.

2. Expect Some Quiet Time Alone

If traditional acupuncture is being used in your acu-massage session the therapist will insert anywhere from two to twenty needles into the body and leave them in for a few minutes once you are relaxed and none of the needles are uncomfortable. The acupuncturist may then leave the room depending on the requests of the client. Clients new to acupuncture may find this experience sounds a bit stressful. This period however is normally quite relaxing. Most clients fall asleep or are able to deeply rest during this period of the treatment.

3. Expect Stress Reduction and Improvement in Any Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Acu-massage can be used for most conditions, but it is particularly effective for stress management and musculoskeletal disorders. Massage releases tension from stiff muscles and stimulates the release of oxytocin -a hormone that promotes relaxation in the body- while decreasing levels of stress related hormones such as adrenocorticotropic hormone. Acupuncture improves the flow of energy and blood throughout the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine stress and pain are considered forms of stagnation or improper energy flow.

4. Expect Deep Relaxation and Better Sleep

Specific conditions may require more than one treatment, but clients should leave their acu-massage sessions feeling more relaxed than when they arrive. Some clients may also feel energized after a session. Most clients report a good night’s sleep after an acu-massage, particularly when sound acupuncture is used in combination with traditional acupuncture.

If you still have any questions regarding acupuncture and massage combinations please feel free to message us with your questions at Northwest Vibrational Acupuncture and Massage in Central North West Calgary Alberta. We are always happy to answer any queries clients may have regarding our services. Let the therapists at Northwest Vibrational Acupuncture and Massage in Central Northwest Calgary, Alberta help you to better health with our uniquely personalized treatments.

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