Acupuncture, Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion..... they all sound good but what to get?
You'd be surprised...we are....when a client hasn't realised all the great modalities we have in our toolkit. We aren't just about Acupuncture. We aren't just about Massage. However, both Andrew and Catherine can offer you both and more in a standard 1 hour or extended >1 hour treatment.
Our key services provided at Audacious Health include:-
* Acupuncture - traditional, master tongs, Dr Zhu scalp, non-needle insertion techniques including auricular therapy and laser
* Massage - remedial, relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone
* Dry Needling
* Shiatsu - traditional, zen thai, seated
* Cupping - traditional fire cupping, vaccum pump cupping, plastic and silcone cupping
* Bioptron Light Therapy
* Vibrational Essences - Australian Bush Flowers, Bach Flowers, Finhorn Essences, and Desert Alchemy.
* Wellness programs - Weight Loss, Quit Smoking, Vitality, or other individually customed program
Often clients experience for the first time with us cupping or bioptron and have little prior knowledge of these two modalities. Below we've described what they are all about, however, full details on all our offerings, check out our Services page for info on each of our modalities or contact us with your enquiry.
As a recent client described "cupping is the like the opposite of massage, it feels a bit weird, but feels really good". Cupping is good for sore areas that don't like to be pressed. With cupping, whether we are using the traditional glass fire cups or the plastic pump cups or silicone cups, we are creating a vacuum suction over a specific area. Cupping is highly effective on treatment areas such as the back and shoulders, however, it can also be used for relief of muscular knots, tension and pain relief on the calves, thighs, itb, and arms, as well as useful for abdominal and respiratory conditions. Cupping may be used to pacify muscles in spasm or to support organs that are depleted, and is especially usefully for old injuries.
Before placement of cups, the skin surface is warmed up by massaging oil into the area. The cups are placed on a spot or we might choose to do some 'slide cupping' to an area. The stretching and contracting action created by the cupping suction increases blood flow, drawing blood from the vessels into your tissue, stimulating an inflammatory response and triggering the healing process and promoting circulation. Cupping is very popular amongst athletes as a favourite alternative to massage.
BIOPTRON LIGHT THERAPY
A lot of people are still yet to experience the wonderful biopton light. This is a great therapy option for those seeking a non-needle technique but with all the benefits you'd get from acupuncture.
The Bioptron Light is a unique, optimized, patented combination of light features in the visible and infrared part of the light spectrum, which bio-stimulates cells and accelerates the healing process of a broad range of medication conditions.
The Bioptron Light is applied to an affected area and induces changes in the blood and blood serum and can affect keratinocytes(act as a barrier in the skin, preventing water loss and fighting foreigh invaders) and fibroblast (important for collagen and elastin production and wound healing) anywhere in the body. BLT has been shown to increase the growth and number of kaeratinocytes and fibroblasts. We've seen amazing results, particularly with regular application for skin disorders.