Who can attend?
There is no age limit, from babies and children to teenagers, adults or elderly. All can be practiced by the use of acupressure, massage (tuina) or chi stimulation by acupuncture.
What services provided?
Michelle proudly practices traditional chinese techniques and provides a service second to none. She is a dedicated professional that delivers a holistic approach to health by utilising her 25 years of experience with the use of a wide range of natural products and specialised therapeutic techniques.
Will it hurt?
Acupuncture is relatively painless. There is a brief feeling like a scratch when the needle is inserted, but once the needle is in place it can barely be felt. There might be mild tingling, numbness or ache at the site of the needle, but this is all dependent on the individual and the injury being treated.
Are there any side effects?
Adverse side effects are relatively rare. You may feel calm or sleepy following the treatment. Bruising at the needle site is uncommon but may occur.
How many sessions required?
There is no normal number of sessions, as it varies from person to person, depending upon what is being responded to, but most short term (acute) ailments may benefit from two to three visits and long term (chronic) conditions ten or more sessions.
If you have a very physical job or do a lot of lifting during the week, this may affect how long your treatment lasts for and can reduce the effectiveness of the acupuncture. Michelle does her best to take good care of you, but individual results will vary.
How does it work?
Michelle works with the whole body using a combination of techniques from acupressure, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping & massage to herbal remedies which are determined by the type of condition or symptom present. These may help the body’s natural abilities to recover whilst reducing pain through increased endorphine production, balancing regulation of blood flow and hormones, easing inflammation & muscle spasms whilst giving an overall feeling of well being.
Can I attend if I'm pregnant?
Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery are viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a window of opportunity to enhance the woman’s wellbeing . Value is placed on promoting preventative care to strengthen the mother and baby. Acupuncture may help reduce nausea and vomiting, promoting baby development and preparing for labour.
Do you have gift vouchers available?
Yes we do, please ask Michelle and she can get these for you and your loved ones.