Last week, we not only explained why Oak Point Health & Vitality Centre is a popular one-stop shop for all your holistic health care needs, we also introduced you to our co-owner and acupuncturist Anna. Well, this week, we’ll specifically share news of how Anna can help you meet all your skin care needs!
Skin care is not always the first thing you associate with “acupuncture,” but Anna is working hard to change that perception. A specialist in cosmetic acupuncture -- also known as Acu-Lift and Firm -- she combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern esthetics to make her clients look and feel 10 years younger!
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural alternative to Botox and other dangerous surgeries. It enhances a patient's features and beauty while also improving their overall health. Although many of our clients see an immediate difference after only one session, we highly recommend a series of 12 sessions (twice a week) to assure great, long lasting results. These 12 sessions are typically followed up with monthly maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking and feeling younger.
To follow is a brief glimpse at how Anna works her magic:
After a detailed intake and skin examination, she will determine what internal imbalances may be factoring into common skin issues like puffiness, acne, dark eyes, sagging, etc.
Next, you and your skin will be introduced to some all-natural products from our Noctua Diem skin care line (all handmade, using organic, vegan, and gluten-free ingredients) before Anna performs acupuncture -- both on your face and body -- in order to:
- Rebalance the body
- Increase production of collagen and elastin (which give the skin its elasticity)
- Increase blood flow to the face
- Tone the muscles that can cause saggy skin
- Give your skin that natural glow that everyone wants
She then exfoliates your skin, using Noctua Diem's apricot shell cream to remove dead or damaged skin cells, followed by a deep tissue facial massage. Last but certainly not least, an herbal mask is applied -- expertly tailored to meet the needs of each patient's skin.
Written by Dimitri Boules LAc, LMT, CPE, CPT