The initial consultation lasts two hours and it is divided into three parts:
1. An in-depth consultation that will take into account the patient's present and past symptoms and complaints (medical history), inherited constitution (family history), environment (social and cultural), life-style (work and habits) and psychology (thoughts, emotions and relationships).
2. The second part of the consultation consists of pulse taking and tongue analysis.
3. The last part of the consultation appointment will involve the insertion of a few needles.
Particular focus will be made to the points on the back, this treatment is a ‘detox’ treatment which helps to cleanse and clear the energies.
The follow - up
The subsequent acupuncture treatments last an hour and may be accompanied by cupping, tuina, moxibustion, gua-sha and auricular acupuncture, tailored to correct a patient's energy imbalance.
Initial Consultation £120/120 min
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is different from other treatment modalities because it treats the patients constitutionally, observing their genetic predispositions, their habitual tendencies, repetitive patterns that undermine their innate vitality.
Changes in our facial appearance are not only dependent on bone structure, the elastin layer of the skin, genetics and hormones, but also on the movement and intensity of facial muscles which are activated by our thoughts and emotions.
This approach means that the facial acupuncture is performed in conjunction with needling specific points on the body which will help the patient heal at a deeper level. Thus, face plays an integral part of the meridian pathways that flow from the soles of the feet to the extremities, and up to the head, skull and brain.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture addresses each patient as an individual - therefore, the patients are not treated the same way every time they come for an appointment.
Initial Consultation £120/90 min
Follow up £120/90 min
This anti ageing signature facial has been perfected and developed by Elda through 10 years of experience and rewarding results. It consists of facial cupping and special ancient Japanese massage techniques which stimulate the energetic meridians, bring balance to the areas of concern, boost the muscle tone and stimulate the collagen.
Cupping therapy is currently all the rage amongst celebrities and athletes, but it is in fact centuries old.
Cupping is like a reverse massage – instead of pushing into the tissue, it pulls.
Treatment involves placing cups onto the skin to create a vacuum which helps to increase blood and Qi flow, loosen fascia, stimulate healing and remove toxins.
Cups are usually placed on the back, neck and shoulders, or the source of pain.
Cupping may leave temporary marks, depending upon the degree of suction created by the vacuum and the level of stagnation.
The cups are removed by lifting one edge, which allows air in and breaks the seal and vacuum.
For millennia, a therapeutic healing technique, known as Gua Sha, has been widely practised in China. It involves using a round-edged tool, traditionally made from materials such as jade or metal, to press-stroke the skin until redness appears.
Gua Sha has been used to treat a whole range of conditions from fever to chronic cough and migraines.
In fact, it has been shown in studies to increase micro-circulation by 400%, clear inflammation and increase immunity.
Guasha is part of the treatment and it is not charged separately.
The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi and maintain general health.
There are two types of moxibustion: direct and indirect.
In direct moxibustion, a small, cone-shaped amount of moxa is placed on top of an acupuncture point and burned.
In indirect moxibustion, a practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick, the shape and size of a cigar, and holds it close to the area being treated for several minutes until the area turns red.
Another form of indirect moxibustion uses both acupuncture needles and moxa.
A needle is inserted into an acupoint and retained.
The tip of the needle is then wrapped in moxa and ignited, generating heat to the point and the surrounding area. After the desired effect is achieved, the moxa is extinguished and the needle(s) removed.
Moxibustion is part of the treatment and it is not charged separately.
Taoist Abdominal Massage has its origins in traditional Taoist Chinese Medicine and it came into being millennia ago in the mountain ranges of Taoist China.
It was developed by monks to help detoxify, strengthen and refine their bodies in order to maintain the high energy required to perform the highest levels of spiritual practices.
The treatment involves working mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touches, to train internal organs to work more efficiently.
This process transforms and harmonises the energy of the heart, small intestine, lungs, large intestine, liver, gall bladder, spleen/ pancreas, stomach, kidneys and bladder.
The treatment strengthens the immune system and stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
It may help restructure and strengthen the body by realigning the energy centres and positioning of muscles, viscera and internal organs.