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If you're new to massage/acupuncture, or just new to Handprints, you may be wondering where to begin. Right here!
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Frequently Asked Questions . . .
We work with clients fully clothed or fully under a sheet.
FAQ: Do acupuncture needles hurt?
Acupuncture needles are super duper thin. Waaaaay thinner than the ones used to give you injections or take blood. In most cases, you don't feel the acupuncture needle go in at all. In fact, you might feel the plastic casing tap against your skin, but not the needle itself! Sometimes you'll feel a warm sensation, or even a slight pinch, but nothing that's uncomfortable.
FAQ: What kind of conditions does acupuncture address?
Do you have an hour? Just kidding. We'll keep it brief.
Acupuncture works with everything, literally, because it addresses the whole body. It is most commonly used for:
FAQ: Do your hands get tired?
Answer: Read this blog. (But no, no they don't.)
Christy's blog post
FAQ: What is a knot, exactly?
Let Christy explain it to you, click: Christy's blog post
FAQ: What's the difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage?
Swedish massage is generally lighter in nature, with strokes that always move toward the heart. The idea behind this type of massage is to improve your blood and lymph circulation and promote relaxation. Less stress + improved circulation = better health!
Deep tissue massage encompasses more than one massage modality, or type. In general, deep tissue focuses on deeper muscle layers, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Deep tissue work is also fundamental for breaking up adhesions or "knots" in muscles. Deep tissue work doesn't just mean "more pressure!" It's all about technique.