Your Questions About Acupuncture Answered
Do you wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)?
Masks are compulsory for both the client and the practitioner.
What else is in place to ensure the environment is Covid safe?
If you have a device that can download Track and Trace you are invited to check in on the app. Your temperature is checked upon arrival and hand sanitisation is provided. Time slots have been extended to ensure sufficient time for a thorough clean and there is no overlap of clients.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
As everybody perceives pain differently, it depends on how your brain is wired and although it is not completely necessary for the treatment it does enhance the healing effects immensely. Speak to Sarah if you are unsure, she is always happy to accommodate.
What should I expect?
A relaxing, thorough 70-90 minute treatment that involves acupuncture/magnets, physical assessment/correction, spine & joint mobilisation, deep tissue massage, cranial sacral therapy, nutritional advice and MET (muscular endurance technique).
Will I feel relief after one session?
Yes, Sarah would continue the treatment until you do.
How many sessions will I need?
Physical pain is the easiest to change (depending on the depth and the length of time you've had the condition), internal imbalance can take longer. Sarah will start to make the change in the body and will give advice but ultimately it is your decision where you would like to take your wellbeing.
Can I have a treatment if I don't like acupuncture?
There is a safe but less effective treatment method we use called magnets. The magnets are made up of a group of metals called ferromagnetic metals.
Magnets have a similar effect to acupuncture but unfortunately, the results are not as powerful because the current isn’t going through the skin and into the blood.
What we feel and our pain threshold is individual to us. If we anticipate feeling a sensation our brain is tricking us into thinking it’s going to be heightened or lessened depending upon our reaction to the sensation the previous time it was met. By creating an emotion before any action has been carried out gives us a preconceived perception of what is about to happen and therefore, we miss out on the present moment and the true sensation.
Magnets don’t produce as much of a sensation and allow time for the body and the mind to relax, sending us into a parasympathetic state, which is the bodies best place for healing.
If you want to try magnets as an alternative to acupuncture please just ask Sarah. While the therapeutic effects are much higher when using acupuncture there is so much more to the treatment than the acupuncture. Having the magnet therapy along with the rest of the treatment is going to do a much better job than not having the treatment at all.
Is there parking?
There is free parking outside the front of the property or paid car parking around the corner from the house.
Please make the correct arrangements to arrive insufficient time for your appointment.
We run with back to back clients and unfortunately any time you are late will have to be deducted from your treatment.
Length of treatment?
Allow 75-90 minutes for your first consultation and treatment. Follow up treatments are 75 minutes.
What shall I wear?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring or wear shorts to your appointment.