Techniques I use in my Practice


Is the use of suction cups on acupuncture points or areas of the body to release tension and move areas that are stuck. It feels like a deep tissue massage.


Is the burning of a herb, mugwort, which has therapeutic properties and warms, nourishes and boosts our body’s natural immunity, as well as helping to reduce pain and increase circulation.

I feel like I am in safe and caring hands and there has been a marked reduction in the pain and related symptoms.



Tuina is a type of therapeutic massage developed in China more than 2,000 years ago. Tuina is effective for musculoskeletal problems such as sports injuries, neck pain, shoulder tension, lower back pain, numbness and tingling in the limbs.

Tuina’s techniques range from light stroking to deep-tissue work. This includes the use of hand techniques to massage soft tissues (muscles and tendons), as well as stretching, acupressure, and other techniques to realign musculoskeletal relationships, relax muscle spasm, mobilize joints, and reduce inflammation. Herbal ointments or liniments can also be used topically to enhance the above therapeutic methods.

Treatment sessions last from 30 minutes to over an hour. Patients should wear loose and comfortable clothes during the session. Patients often return for additional treatments for chronic conditions. In addition to the release of pain, the patient usually feels relaxed, or surprisingly energized, by the treatment.


Uses a tool to rub areas of the body to release tension, stagnation and clear heat. It is also used to boost immunity.

Lifestyle changes

I may recommend lifestyle changes to assist in your well-being. Chinese Medicine acknowledges that diet, rest and relaxation, exercise, sleep and emotions all contribute significantly to our health.

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