What is Constitutional Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture uses an individualized, constitutional approach to the facial landscape, treating the body as well as the face. This means that any condition that would be addressed in a conventional acupuncture session can be treated within the context of your facial acupuncture session. Because we are balancing both the face and the body, you will not only look refreshed, but feel better as a whole.
Needles are efficient and extremely effective tools that release the accumulated tension and rigidity in tissues under the skin surface that regularly suffer the force of stress, anxiety and worry. These after all, are the true roots of what we think of as "aging." In fact, during your initial intake we will determine which habitual facial expressions or behaviors have led to the "signs of aging" you may wish to reduce.
Acupuncture facial techniques release these tension patterns to create a smoother, uplifted and sculpted appearance of your skin and facial features. Oxygen, nutrients and blood circulation will return to light your complexion with the fresh, succulent glow of health.
A series of 10 regular (weekly) treatments is recommended for best results.
BENEFITS OF COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE:
Improve collagen/ elastin production
Increase muscle tone, thus lifting the facial muscles for a tighter and more youthful appearance
Treat facial symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, facial neuralgia, and TMJ
Reduce under-eye bags and alleviate sagging tendencies in the neck, jaw, nasolabial fold, and upper eyelids
Reduce fine lines, larger wrinkles, and puffiness
Reduce appearance of scars
Increase local blood and lymph circulation, improving facial complexion
Promote total health and well-being
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT:
Constitutional Cosmetic Acupuncture is a luxurious and nurturing acupuncture session that treats the person as a whole. Here is an outline of what your treatment with Aubrey, our cosmetic acupuncture specialist, will look like:
1) Your treatment will begin with a comprehensive intake, reviewing all body systems in order to determine if there is an imbalance to be treated.
2) After the intake, you may wash your face and change into a robe before beginning the session.
3) You will then receive a decadent facial treatment including a firming mask and facial poultices made of Chinese herbs.
4) Aubrey will then insert painless, sterile needles into different points on the body, based on your body's needs.
5) Once the needles are inserted, you may rest quietly as the body and mind relax. Vibrational sound healing is incorporated to further relax the mind and body.
6) When the mask is removed, sterile needles are strategically inserted into specific motor points (point where nerve innervates muscle) in order to stimulate the muscle into contraction. You may feel a distinct tightening of the muscle, which lifts and tones the specific muscle correlated with the areas you wish to address (much like a biceps curl lifts and tones the biceps.). These needles are retained for a short time, then all needles are removed.
7) You will then receive a moisturizing facial massage, finished with cooling jade rollers and essential oils.
Once the treatment is complete, take some time to re-engage with the world. You will feel deeply relaxed, yet energized, and ready to finish the day with confidence and vigor!