Moxa is a deeply relaxing treatment; it originated alongside acupuncture thousands of years ago.
Moxa is a herb that is burnt over acupuncture points. This burning herb is held above an area or points to gently warm and increase blood and energy flow to the area and so eliminate cold and damp from the body.
Moxa helps to relieve pain, especially caused by a cold and damp condition, back pain, muscle and joint aches and some gynaecological problems. Moxa Therapy is often used in my treatments in combination with other therapies.
‘Moxa therapy is a very relaxing experience. After a moxa treatment, my back felt warm for the whole day. Thank you.’
Cupping therapy has a long history in many cultures; in East Asian medicine cupping has been traditionally used as an adjunct to acupuncture and herbalism. Cupping has been practiced for thousands of years for the treatment of disease and pain.
It is the application of special cups to apply suction to the body by creating a partial vacuum within the cup. This draws skin and flesh up inside the cup, stimulating the movement of blood, energy and body fluids and so releasing tension from the underlying muscles.
Its traditional time-honoured treatments remain favoured by millions of people worldwide because it is safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders and pain. Cupping can be used for muscle pain and old injuries.
‘After a cupping session my back muscles felt a lot looser and my shoulders a lot less tight’.