Acupuncture is a type of therapy originating in Asia several thousand years ago. It is an integral part of a comprehensive system of health care called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), or East Asian Medicine (EAM). There are four cornerstones of TCM. They are Acupuncture, Nutrition/Herbal Medicine, Physical manipulation/Massage Therapy, and Exercise (both physical and mental).
Our Massage therapists are licensed health professionals who apply a variety of scientifically developed massage techniques to the soft tissue of the body to achieve therapeutic effects. Massage therapy has been used for centuries around the globe and there are many different types. Integrative Acupuncture and Massage Therapy provides several types of massage, such as medical massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point work, and Tui Na.
Cupping therapy is a very old and effective form of therapy which utilizes small rounded glass cups which are applied to the muscles using suction. They are placed there and either left in place for several minutes or moved up and down a muscle region. This therapy provides most of the benefits of massage therapy but works in a different way. One of the effects of cupping that is unique is that it decompresses, or takes pressure off of areas of tension.
This service is only offered by Michel A. Solounias. He earned his masters degree in clinical Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT. Michel will work with your goals, and preferences to create the best nutrition habits for you and your needs. We don’t follow any specific diet plans other than what works best for you and provides the best results. As with all other services, this is tailored to suit each person as an individual.
Utilizing plants for medicinal purposes is and has always been part of the human experience and part of medical care for all societies around the world. Integrative Acupuncture and Massage Therapy offers herbal medicine therapy in the form of traditional Chinese medicine and from a western herbal approach. Herbal medicine can be used to help treat a variety of health conditions in a safe and effective way. We conduct a thorough evaluation and prescribe custom formulated herbal medicine programs to suit your specific needs. All herbal products recommended are of the highest standard with purity and quality being our main concern.