Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the frequently asked questions regarding the treatments offered. If your questions are not answered here please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer questions you may have.
Does acupuncture hurt?
My intent when needling someone is to make it as therapeutic as possible. What I mean by this is you may feel the sensation of the needle but there should never be pain. All the time during appointments I talk with my clients about therapeutic sensation versus pain. In order for a treatment to be effective on all levels you need to feel safe. If you are guarded anticipating pain your body physically and energetically make it difficult for healing to happen. You are protecting yourself (your energetic walls are up) which makes it challenging to do deep healing work. So, in all ways the intent is to allow you to feel safe and in control of your session.
What you will most commonly feel during needling is the sensation of de qi. What the heck is de qi? Well, it is the sensation of qi (energy) both the client and the practitioner can feel when needling an acupuncture point. For the client it can feel like a deep ache, heaviness, numbness or tingling. It doesn't hurt but you know the healing effects of that point have been stimulated. As a practitioner I have been taught to feel that sensation seconds before you do so that the points are not overstimulated. I feel the sensation of the qi almost nibbling at the needle like a fish on a hook (cool right?), or I energetically KNOW that I have arrived at qi or I can see your tissue and muscles grab the needle like a qi hug. Qi hugs are one of the neatest things to witness. It's like your body is saying this is good, this is what I need, give me more!
Is thai massage painful?
Thai massage has gotten the reputation of being a painful experience. When performing thai massage our goal is to provide a therapeutic relaxing massage based on the needs of the individual. Constant communication occurs so that we can ensure the depth and pressure provided is beneficial and effective.
If I can't stop my thoughts will meditation still work for me?
Meditation is a journey to bring awareness to your thoughts. The key is not to stop your thoughts but to be aware of how they are affecting your life and how you choose to interact with them. I always say that we are human therefore we have thoughts, if we didn't have them we wouldn't be alive!
If I can't sit cross legged on the floor can I still meditate?
Yes, there are many ways that meditation can be done! Sitting on a chair, lying on the floor & even comfy in bed!
Who would benefit from the treatments offered?
Everyone!! All the modalities offered will be tailored specifically to you. No treatment is the same just as no individuals are the same.
Is cupping painful?
During a cupping treatment you can get sensations of tightness, itching or pressure. Careful consideration is taken to ensure the treatment is effective and therapeutic without causing pain.
Can you get cupping while pregnant ?
While some practitioners will cup during pregnancy. My policy is to not cup during pregnancy, especially during the first two trimesters. Special consideration may be given to those who have received cupping in the past who are at their due date.
What is reiki?
Reiki is universal energy. By using reiki symbols universal energy is used during a treatment to help balance body, mind and emotions. It is a relaxing and beneficial treatment for most people. Due to the use of the distance reiki symbol treatments can be done while you are in your own home.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. For no shows you may be charged up to 100% of your session fee. Please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (780-964-4271) to reschedule .