Embodiment Beauty Treatment is a new treatment offered by TOTEM Acupuncture.
$693 for a package of 8 treatments (8th treatment free) ($99 for single treatment)
As well as Acupuncture, acupressure and GuaSha, what makes the embodiment massage different is its use of the manual and micro-current techniques:
- Healing Touch on the head face and neck-Intended for relaxation and to bring a healing sense of well-being to the treatment.
- Lymphatic Drainage for the face-The purpose is to move fluids out of the tissues and into the lymph nodes where bacteria is disposed of. This can heal skin and greatly reduce puffiness.
- Myofascial Release for the face- Did you know that tense facial muscles can anchor your mood in the past? When the myofascial muscle fibers of your face are released your face will look calm and rested.
- Micro-current Treatment- uses micro-ampere currents of electricity mimicking the bodies own bioelectric system. The treatment softens wrinkles, rejuvenates and lifts skin.
Acupressure- Manual pressure on acupuncture points of the face ‘primes the pump’ so to speak for the acupuncture, so it works quickly, more effectively, and the results last longer.
Acupuncture for the face- Acupuncture is done on the face to release expression lines in the dermis (underneath the epidermis), activate meridian points to improve the function of collagen production and blood circulation to the skin, detoxify waste products from the skin, and regulate “heat” a.k.a. redness in the skin.
Gua Sha on the face with labradorite- Gua Sha is a thousand-year old Chinese massage technique that is very good at treating the tight facial muscles which can “ cement” expression lines on your face. I perform this comfortable treatment with a Labradorite stone which is known for its healing properties.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
- Common cold
- Dental pain
- Digestive trouble
- Emotional problems
- Eye problems
- Facial palsy
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low back pain
- Menstrual irregularities
- Morning sickness
- Reproductive problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Smoking cessation
- Sore throat
- Tennis elbow
- Tooth pain
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Urinary tract infections
- Wrist pain
Today, acupuncturists undertake three to four years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must pass a national exam and meet strict guidelines to practice in every state.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.
Insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:
- Will my plan cover acupuncture?
- How many visits per calendar year?
- Do I need a referral?
- Do I have a co-pay?
- Do I have a deductible?
- If yes, has it been met?
Rates vary and depend upon what procedures are performed. It is best to consult with your acupuncturist about costs.
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.
Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, or monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups”.
Yes. In some instances children actually respond more quickly than adults. If your child has an aversion to needles, your acupuncturist may massage the acupuncture points. This is called acupressure or tuina.
Herbs can be a powerful adjunct to acupuncture care. They are used to strengthen, build and support the body or to clear it of excess problems like a cold, fever or acute pain. Your practitioner may suggest starting with herbs and then adding acupuncture to your treatment in the future. This is suggested to build up your internal strength so you can receive the full benefits acupuncture has to offer.