Author: Michelle Bouton

Cupping: Explanation and Workshop Date!

Cupping is part of traditional Chinese medicine, and dates back thousands of years. It can be used on any fleshy part of the body, most typically used for pain relief. I often describe cupping is a “reverse massage technique” that uses suction rather than pressure to get things moving and relax muscles.

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Practitioner Spotlight: Stephen Steffan, LMT

Stephen Steffan, possibly the most energetic member of our healing group, joined us 2 years ago. He jokes that he was drawn to this area to “retire”, which has since translated into building his abundant business, Plantaris Massage, and share his healing work with those in need. He states his goal for each patient is “helping achieve unimpeded flow of Qi to build health.”

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Self-Care Acupressure Ear Points

Each ear contains about 400 points which can affect muscles, joints, organs, and even emotions. Ear points are very closely linked to brain chemistry, so neurotransmitters, hormones, and endocrine functions can be balanced by treating the ears; this means conditions such as anxiety and depression, PTSD, and menopause can be helped.

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