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Relief of: Back pain, Frozen shoulder, Fibromyalgia, general muscle tension, lower limb pain/ discomfort Relief of: Sinusitis, Headaches, Depression/Anxiety, TMJ dysfunction, relaxation/sleep disorders

Relief of: Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Foot, sub-acute/chronic ankle sprain, general foot/ankle pain, nerve iritation/pain GV20 is a popular point that is placed on the top of the head on an angle. It is a shallow insertion that helps relax the patient relieving any anxiety, stress or tension they may be having. If you have had experience with acupuncture you may choose to get more points done at once, including low back, neck and shoulders and even down the legs. Relief of: Tennis or Golfers Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrom, general arm pain/fatigue/tension, wrist pain

Contemporary Acupuncture takes an ancient therapy and re-defines its mechanisms and effects using present-day scientific understanding of human physiology. Small thin needles are inserted into various points in the body, including hands, feet and scalp, and left in place for a period of time before removal. At times the practitioner may attach a small electrical device to one or more needles to aid in treatment and at other times may choose to use no electrical input. Considerable differences exist between Contemporary Acupuncture theory and the traditional Chinese approach. In Contemporary Acupuncture, your practitioner (physician, physiotherapist, chiropractor registered massage therapist etc.) treats you only after a conventional medical/neuro-functional diagnosis has been made. The practitioner will use acupuncture as a treatment modality along with other therapeutic approaches as needed. The Contemporary Acupuncture practitioner applies treatment following a conventional (scientific) view and regards the acupuncture as having certain local tissue effects as well as providing systemic regulatory affects.

Acupuncture produces many of its effects by stimulating nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Various substances are released that cause an increase of local blood flow that encourages tissue healing.
• Acupuncture helps to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body
• Acupuncture has a calming effect and produces well-being
• Acupuncture inactivates myofascial trigger points
• Acupuncture has effects on the brain
• The effects of acupuncture accumulate when repeated
The contemporary scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and by promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:
• Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis and facial pain
• Menstrual and reproductive problems: dysmenorrhea and perimenopausal symptoms
• Respiratory problems: sinusitis and asthma
• Stress and psycho-emotional problems
• General anxiety disorders
• General pain and discomfort

Contemporary Acupuncture Safety
One of the strengths of contemporary acupuncture is its safety compared with other treatments interventions. Serious side effects are very rare. Only single use, sterile, disposable needles are used.

Acupressure/Shiatsu/Energy Therapy by Jennifer Elliot O.B.T, C.H.H.P

Meridians, Shakras, Pressure points and Energy Flow are all important and need to be intuned with eachother when one is out of sync the other systems suffer. Sometimes we feel pain in our bodies that is actual related to energy and feelings, not muscle or nerve. It is important to have them all worked on as a whole and that is what these therapies do. Work, home, school and social environments can all affect the way our bodies heal and affect the emotional and physical aspects of healing.

History of Shiatsu

  •  Shiatsu was originated in Japan in the early twentieth century
  • Tokujiro Namikoshi's family moved to Hokaido in northern Japan where his mother suffered from arthritis. As a young boy he helped his mother by pressing on points along side her spine, he also studied Anma massage (chinese massage) to get a license however he continued on practicing the pressure technique which he found to be very affective.
  • He eventually opened a clinic and college in Tokyo and is still running to this day. In the 1950's Shiatsu, Swedish Massage and Anma were licensed under the same umbrella by the Ministry of Health in Japan. 
  • Tokujiro's son, Toro studied Chiropractic medicine in the Palmer Institute in the US, he returend to Japan and wrote " The Complete Book of Shiatsu Therapy."
  • The theories behind the effectiveness of shiatsu are based on western Anatomny and Physiology


"the Heart of Shiatsu is like a Mothers Love" Shiatsu is literally translated as "finger Pressure"


Main Benefits of Shiatsu/Acupressure and Energy Therapy.

  • Reduces Stress (quiets the fight/flight response in the nervous system and stimulates the Rest/Digest response. Sympathetic vs parasympathetic nervous system is very important to not be in a heightened state when trying to relax.
  • Enhances endorphin release

After a Shiatsu treatment many people report feelings of euphoria or a general sense of well being. Endorphins are our bodys natural pium released by our nervous system. Shiatsu stimulated this release. Opiates work by reducing pain, promoting relaxation and allowing the mind and body to withdraw from daily concerns ( take a break!)


If you have any further Questions about these therapies or would like to book with Jennifer please check the contact page for her information or book online though our link at the top or through the mindbody app Rebecca&Rmts

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