Our Healing Services
with Acupuncture and Massage
Traditional acupuncture is a comprehensive system of medicine based on natural laws; developed and refined with a continuous clinical history of over 3000 years. It is a highly effective method treating functional and chronic disorders, preventing illness, reducing stress, and helping us achieve and maintain optimum health.
On the physical level, acupuncture treats a wide variety of complaints such as:
- menstrual and fertility disorders
- insomnia and
- chronic fatigue
In the behavioral and emotional realms acupuncture can treat diagnoses such a: ADD, AHD, anxiety, and depression.
Acupuncture helps us become attuned to what we innately know — that we are interconnected — mind/body/spirit. The classical Chinese translations speak to the health of the physical, emotional, and mental body. They refer to them as one and they do not separate them.
Acupuncture at Healing Arts is available by appointment.
At Healing Arts we offer a
variety of modalities and techniques, including Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release/connective tissue massage, Esalen massage, and
Reiki. Massage sessions are created using a blend of these techniques with the
intention of best meeting the needs of each client.
Therapeutic massage relieves muscle stiffness, increases circulation, moves lymph, and can be helpful for any stress-induced chronic health problems such as headache, insomnia, ADD among many others. Our massage therapists use a variety of techniques to shape each session individually, to best address the situation of each client.
In recent years, therapeutic massage has become widely recognized by the western medical establishment as beneficial, rather than as an indulgence or way of self-pampering. We're happy to be able to provide this gentle healing modality on Capitol Hill.
Therapeutic massage is available by appointment.
Fertility massage is a gentle non-invasive, relaxing technique for enhancing natural fertility. I can also be used in tandem with other fertility treatments such as assisted reproductive technology or acupuncture. In each session the therapist will use reflexology, hydrotherapy and cranio-sacral techniques to cleanse the pelvic area and balance the body.
Women have unique needs in their quest for health. In order to facilitate their many transitions of life, we offer Premenstrual and Menopause massage. Each session will combine Swedish, hydrotherapy, reflexology and aromatherapy in order to help the body achieve balance.
Cleansing is a natural process of the body. Sometimes is needs help during this process. Since toxic build-up can lead to poor health, healthy elimination is key. Abdominal and skin cleansing massage can help in this process.
There are two kinds of food: Primary Food and Secondary Food. The foods you put onto your plate are Secondary Food. Primary Food is all the things that make life rich: career, creativity, relationships, spiritual practice, physical activity, and self-nurturing. In this culture, we often use food as a replacement for one or more of these Primary Foods.
Health coaching is a journey of discovering the combination of Primary and Secondary foods that truly nurture your unique self, to increase your energy, improve your digestion, and re-wire your relationship with nourishment. There is no one perfect diet, schedule, or routine for everyone. Ancestry, gender, age, location, and even the current season combine to create your personal needs. You will gain tools to become a detective, able to engage in a conversation with your body and provide you with a lifetime of balance.
Herbal medicine supports the systems of your body as you incorporate dietary and lifestyle changes. Herbs are an ideal way to enhance digestion, immunity, detoxification, stress management, sleep, mood, circulation, and many other physiological processes. Some herbs work quickly, and some take many weeks or months to gently nudge the body towards balance. Herbal remedies are taken daily in order to reap the full benefits of their gentle, nurturing actions.
Health coaching is available by appointment.
Psychotherapy, often referred to as talk therapy, is a process in which a clinical therapist and an individual enter into a collaborative relationship for the purpose of assisting the individual:
- develop insight and gain increased understanding of a specific problem, situation, relationship, or self
- achieve personal growth
- make meaningful behavior or lifestyle changes
- reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, or diagnosed mental illness
- maximize enjoyment of life
There are many approaches to psychotherapy including: cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic or eclectic. The benefits of psychotherapy can be life changing. At Healing Arts we take an interactive supportive approach to psychotherapy targeting the method to the unique needs and interests of each client. Our Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers are available to offer these services to individuals, families, couples and/or children.
Psychotherapy is available by appointment.
The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method - combining awareness and body mechanice - for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities. For more infomation, see www.ati-net.com.