Acupuncture is a 2,000 year old system of medicine that originated in ancient China. It involves inserting hair-thin needles into specific points of the body to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions.
Acupuncture has been proven to successfully help many people with the following concerns:
Pain management, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, mood disorders, emotional balancing and PTSD, cold/flu, seasonal allergy and immunity support, neurological issues and movement disorders, preparation for and recovery from surgery, Women's health, pregnancy, fertility / IVF, insomnia and sleep disorders, GI and digestive issues, facial rejuvenation / cosmetic acupuncture
A thorough, yet relaxing technique, deep tissue addresses knots and snags resulting from injury or chronic over-use of muscles and joints.
Sports massage speeds lymphatic recovery by flushing out waste products from muscle and allowing fresh blood to come in to enhance recovery and therefore performance.
Tailored to your body's needs, active and/or passive stretching will help release over-worked, bound muscles, increasing range of motion and decreasing chance of injury.
Gentle, assisted, resisted stretching designed to isolate over-firing muscles so they get the indication they need to release, which rebalances the tension in the local area and on the joints and in the muscle group area.
Shiatsu & Acupressure
Interact with the body's energetic and physical systems to remove stagnation and blockages to rebalance the body, relieve pain and create an enduring sense of well-being. They can address visceral as well as musculoskeletal conditions.
Cupping & Gua Sha
Cupping with glass or plastic cups utilizes negative pressure of suction to stretch muscles and fascia and bring waste products to the surface where the body's skin and lymphatic systems can more readily dispose of them. Gua Sha is an ancient form of gentle yet persistent skin sliding using a liniment and rounded-edge tool. Strongly applied, these techniques can treat musculoskeletal imbalances while gentle application is effective for heading off onset of the common cold.
Relaxation & Energy Work
Every form of bodywork I do includes components of relaxation and energy work. Everyone leaves their sessions feeling more relaxed with an enduring sense of well-being. If you would prefer your session be entirely energy-focused, I can tailor it for you as well.
Herbal & Nutrition
I have studied herbal remedies for over 20 years, and have added extensive study of Chinese herbal medicine. I have also practiced and studied nutrition and food therapy for 20 years. I have been professionally making diet and herbal recommendation since 2000. I can create personalized nutrition or diet protocols to help you lose weight, enhance energy and rebalance your body. I have been a private chef for two years and can share recipes, show you how to cook and store or freeze meals.
Home Stretching Protocols
Drawing from my martial arts and Pilates training, as well as my personal yoga practice, I have a deep understanding of the body both in action and at rest. I can create a stretching protocol for you to help you relax and deeply stretch over-firing muscles and increase range of motion, flexibility and function.
“My sciatica was so bad I could hardly sleep. I sit and drive a lot for my job and it was excruciating. From the first treatment I got such relief. I was moving better and sleeping through the night. Thanks, Dr. Jenna!"
"I wasn't ready for Botox or fillers and so I got cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Jenna. After six treatments, my husband and my friends were commenting on how great I looked. At the end of the series of treatments, I felt I looked 7-10 years younger."