Acupuncture & Guasha
Crawley, West Sussex

The principle behind acupuncture lies on the balance of Qi, or the Vital Life Force that harmonises and nourishes the functions of the body. The stimulus from acupuncture needling creates a cascade of signalling throughout the connective tissue (fascia), involving the blood, the nerves and immune system. Acupuncture consists of inserting exceptionally fine sterile needles in the skin on a specific point located along a meridian to stimulate Chi/Qi the energy flow.

Rejuvenating Facial Treatment

Facial Guasha is a gentle and soothing treatment which help eliminating puffiness by promoting lymphatic drainage, relieves tension from muscles for tight jaws, tired eyes, frontal headache, stress which reflects on our face, also improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne…. It will stimulate the blood flow on the surface of your skin, leaving you with a glowing outlook. 

Treat yourself for a 30 mins treatment starting with a facial massage with a blend of oils to nourish your skin, then using facial Guasha technique, to finish with facial cupping to boost collagen production, pump up dull skin and the jade roller to give you a feeling of final bliss. 

Important note: the treatment won’t leave you with red mark as in the body guasha technique. Not recommended for severe rosacea.

 It is recommended to come without make up,or bring your own facial wipes to clean your face before starting the treatment.

FAQs

Dry cupping, the cup is placed on the patient’s skin. A pump is used to create a vacuum effect, which lifts the skin into the space inside the cup. Usually, cups are placed between 3 minutes and up to 20 mins.

Dry cupping helps the healing process by stimulating blood flow to the area, to restore the functionality of damaged tissues. It helps to release excess fluids such as toxins, lactic acid…

Dry cupping can be used to treat various ailments, illnesses as well as injuries, such as asthma, indigestion, congestion in the lung, back pain….Dry cupping works very well along with body acupuncture.

Please Note: During cupping, capillaries in the body are broken down due to the suction or pressure of the soft tissue, usually leaving a bruising on the skin. The body’s way of dealing with broken capillaries, it’s to flood the area with fresh oxygen and blood to speed up the healing of injuries.

Why not incorporate Guasha in your massage or acupuncture treatment, or just experience 30 minutes of this wonderful technique to release inflammation.

Guasha is a traditional Chinese Healing method using a smooth edged tool to stroke/scrap the skin to improve blood flow, by releasing the stagnation of energy/chi for chronic pain such as arthritis, fibromalgia, tight muscles aches.

Its usually used on the back, buttock, neck and legs. Its also release symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, headaches, hot flashes.

This technique will raises small red rash like clots on the surface of your skin called petechiae.  You will have bruising in the area for a couple of days which is only the burst of tiny capillaries giving a light to dark red colour on the surface of the skin.

Its very similar to cupping, surprisingly soothing and relaxing.

Rejuvenating Facial Acupuncture is a potential treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. The needles are inserted at specific points to improve blood flows, to stimulate collagen production, to get rid of dead skin cells. Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation treatments are cumulative and can last up to 3 years after a course of 10 treatments with maintenance and a healthy lifestyle.

It is complete with the Gua Sha facial, which is a technique to break down tissue blockages, stagnation and release toxins, facial cupping, use to stimulate skin and muscles, by promoting blood flow, relieving muscles tension related to stress, anger, fatigue, sadness…. to promote cell repair and aids in other regeneration, then finishing with a facial massage to feel completely and holistically rejuvenated.

The beauty of facial acupuncture is the face represents a micro-system of our body, so we are also treating our internal organ.

 

Facial Acupuncture Before

After

 

Facial Guasha is a gentle and soothing treatment which helps to eliminate puffiness by promoting lymphatic drainage, relieves tension from muscles for tight jaws, tired eyes, frontal headache, stress which reflects on our face, of what we feel on the inside, improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne…). It will stimulate the blood flow on the surface on your skin, leaving you with a glowing outlook.

Treat yourself for a 40 mins treatment starting with a facial massage with a blend of oils to nourish your skin, then using the facial Guasha technique, to finish with cupping facial to boost collagen production, pump up dull skin and the jade roller to give you a feeling of final bliss.

It is recommended to come without make up or bring your own facial wipes to clean your face before starting the treatment.

Acupuncture aims to treat holistically.  It can be effective for a range of conditions as well as maintaining general good health.

People seek treatment for conditions such as:

  • Muscular-skeletal pain
  • conditions such as back/neck/shoulder pain, Sciatica, etc.
  • migraines and headaches
  • menstrual problems
  • digestive issues, such as IBS
  • stress
  • anxiety and depression.
  • back/shoulder/knee/hip pain/sciatica
  • insomnia
  • stress
  • anxiety/depression
  • women’s health: menstruation cycle issues, menopause and more.

Please give us a call if you would like to speak to one of our acupuncturists about any condition.

Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as the acupuncturist adjusts the needle to direct Qi. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.

Session Fees

MEET YOUR THERAPIST

My name is Beatrice Salice, I am a FCT with 17 years experience in various areas of Healing therapies with an expertise in the field of addiction. I am a registered and qualified practitioner with CTHA in bodywork massage including Indian Head Massage, Oncology Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Body Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Reiki level 1, Reflexology, Western Herbal Remedies and Nutrition. I strongly believe in a Holistic approach to stimulate the client’s own strength rather than focusing on the illness in the quest for optimal health and wellness.

My belief as a practitioner in this field is that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health. Combining nutritional guidance, complementary therapies, mindfulness are the natural keys to reach the optimum of well being, which have been proven very beneficial during my years of practice in various treatment centres, along with a change of lifestyle.

I am passionate in promoting the importance of well being and reconnected the individual with him/herself. We are living in an era of stress, toxins, fast food, technology, we are  forgetting how to nurture our self as a whole. I am approachable, friendly, professional with a lot of empathy.

Beatrice is a member of The Acupuncture Society Membership Number: MAcS 2421