Acupuncture has its roots in China where it is still called traditional Chinese medicine. However, this medicine long ago spread throughout Asia into countries such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Even though the fundamental theory remained the same, the application and delivery was different. For example, the Japanese style of acupuncture we practice at Oak Point utilizes much thinner needles than traditional Chinese acupuncture and focuses more on abdominal diagnosis and palpation.
For this treatment, which has also been in use for thousands of years, an herb called mugwort is either burnt directly on an acupoint or indirectly applied via a needle. Moxabustion helps warm a specific area, increase circulation, and enhance the body's ability to heal itself.
By utilizing suction cups to help stimulate the flow of Qi and blood to the superficial layers of the skin, cupping allows the practitioner to address familiar issues like muscular pain. It can also be used to assist the body in combating viral and bacterial illness such as flu and common cold.
In a blending of the modern and the ancient, needles are stimulated with electrical pulsation. "E-Stim" has been proven to enhance the benefits of acupuncture especially with neuromuscular conditions and pain management.
A form of massage used in Oriental Medicine, Tui-Na focuses on opening up blocked meridians which cause pain. Tui-Na is usually performed after the acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal and joint issues.
What is Posture?
Posture is an essential component of optimal human design. The structural framework of your body, directly relates to your life performance. By supporting the strength of the body through the finest design posture, you enhance your ability to move, feel and look better. In order to get long lasting postural correction our approach integrates:
Posture Rehabilitation & Posture Taping
Posture Habit Re-education
NOTE: All PostureFit programs include a posture kit, which includes everything you will need for your home exercises and habit re-education. (A $100-$250 value).
Proper spinal alignment is achieved through gentle realignment techniques of the spinal column and other joints. The techniques that we use are non-thrust and although popping/clinching of the joints is not what we aim for, it may occur.
Posture Rehabilitation & Posture Taping
exercises are utilized to correct postural distortion compensation patterns. Postural distortions arise from spinal misalignment. Chronic spinal misalignments cause muscular dysfunction patterns affecting the movement of the body, weakened joint function an unbalanced equilibrium, and abnormal curvatures of the sections of the spine. Posture taping is applied once a week to constantly remind you to stay in upright/correct posture instead of using an uncomfortable brace.
Posture Habit Re-education
The importance of proper postural habits in postural correction is a key component to achieving long-term changes. The Postural Re-education system created by Oak Point Health & Vitality Centre utilizes effective techniques to re-train your postural anatomy and physiology.
A 60min medical Massage Therapy session that focuses on tight muscles that are causing pain and faulty movement patterns. The sessions are tailored depending on your postural needs and problem areas.
Promotes relaxation by easing muscle tension while improving circulation, thus increasing oxygen in your blood and removing toxic build up. At Oak Point, we suggest this option as the perfect choice for those receiving a massage for the first time. The session involves gentle, yet firm strokes throughout the entire body and concludes with hot towels on your feet-leaving your entire body feeling pampered and nurtured. Guaranteed to melt your stress away.
Restorative Deep Tissue / Orthopedic / Sport Massage
Designed to release chronic aches and pains, the deep pressure we use reaches the fascia beneath the surface of the muscles. Modalities used during this form of massage include trigger point therapy, myofascial release, friction therapy and deep tissue work. An ideal choice for tense and contracted areas, e.g. stiff necks, low back tightness, sore shoulders, chronic pain, limited mobility, and sports injury.
Mommy and Me Massage
A full body massage with light to moderate pressure, this nurturing massage for expectant mothers alleviates many of the physical and emotional pregnancy-induced challenges. Expectant mothers lie safely and comfortably on their side, as muscle aches, fatigue, and water retention are eased. The entire experience will make the two of you feel great.
A deep cleanse can leave the skin looking refreshed and more youthful. By using all-organic Noctua Diem products, we purify your skin without the long term damage usually caused by harsh chemicals. An exfoliation with massage stimulates and uplifts tired and dull skin, as well as clear problematic areas.
Microdermabrasion with Light Therapy
With this non-surgical, non-chemical method of skin resurfacing, the skin is deeply exfoliated as we enhance your experience with light therapy. Enjoy the best of both worlds and chose either Crystal or Diamond Microdermabrasion. BLUE light targets acne-causing bacteria while RED light stimulates circulation, collagen, and elastin. The result? Firmer, clearer, more youthful looking skin. Perfect for uneven skin tone and texture, e.g. acne scars and age spots.
The Oxygen Facial offers several benefits for aging skin, sufferers of acne, and those looking to de-stress and restore their skin to a healthier state. High concentrations of oxygen-with its incredible regenerative powers-trigger the body's own healing functions. The combination of oxygen, deep exfoliation, hydration, and blend of aromatic antioxidants can be especially valuable for anyone who wants to revive dull, dry or lifeless skin and obtain a healthier glow.
Mixtures of USDA organic herbs are customized for your own skin's needs. The herbs are blended with active enzymes to gently remodel your dermis. This facial infusion can be customized to specifically treat acne, aging, rosacea, and pigmentation.
Cosmetic Acupuncture and Face Lift
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method for reducing the outward signs of the aging process. This holistic, all-natural therapy is much more than cosmetic. It revitalizes and helps the entire body to look and feel younger. Over 12 sessions, you'll receive a deep facial massage and oxygen therapy combined with the insertion of hair thin needles on the face and body. The integration of these modalities will enhance the health of the entire body, especially the skin. Many celebrities use this as an alternative to botox.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Our mission is to both provide holistic health options and educate our patients on how to enhance their body’s ability to heal itself, to look and feel its best. The founders of Oak Point Health and Vitality Centre, Dimitri and Anna, provide you with the highest quality care in acupuncture, massage and skin therapy, as well as holistic health counseling. With a well-rounded commitment in holistic health, our treatments address issues at the ROOT level.