Kirsch Method likely wasn?t voted Best Acupuncture Service of 2012 in Austin Fit Magazine solely because it can help treat digestive disorders, headaches, and spinal maladies. That?s what every acupuncture clinic should be able to do. What makes Kirsch Method different is that its therapist, Matthew Kirsch, is not interested in inserting needles and then leaving the patient alone for 90 minutes. He believes in fully treating a patient, which is why he stays in the room and performs craniosacral therapy while the needles work on realigning energies. This alleviates tension in the fascia surrounding spine.
Kirsch started performing the complementary treatments during the 1,000-hour clinic portion of his acupuncture training, part of the more than 3,000 hours he's spent earning his master?s degree in Oriental Medicine. He also learned to administer acupressure, a massage style that focuses on the same energy meridians as acupuncture but eschews needles, much like a porcupine who wants to soften his tough-guy image.
At Turtle Dragon Health Services, four licensed practitioners apply their healing hands to guests while administering traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to providing acupuncture, the clinic also sells tea, feng shui supplies, and Asian antiquities. Turtle Dragon also stocks a veritable bounty of Chinese medicine, such as 600 types of raw herbs, 300 kinds of patented herbal formulas, and three boxes full of the sound of one hand clapping.
Mix and match at Salon Cherie and spend a blissful afternoon transforming yourself non-lycanthropically. Cleanse deep pores and exfoliate your not-so-secret identity mask with a Bioelements facial comprised of natural and organic ingredients. Your freshified face will go well with a lock-strengthening conditioner, shampoo, and style. You can also completely reinvent your look from the shoulders up (unless your hair is beyond shoulder length or you are a giraffe) with a precision haircut before complementing it with cleanly waxed brows. Or wax your eyebrows off, shave your head, but leave brow-shaped bangs high above the eyes in preparation for an upcoming spoiled surprise party. These are just a couple of the possible permutations; there's absolutely no mathematical way to ascertain how many more there are.
An individualized hand-tenderizing session from one of Sullivan's certified massage therapists targets whatever's paining you, reducing both the suffering of chronic conditions, such as arthritis and back ache, as well as undoing sports-induced injuries and boosting flexibility. Additionally, a massage's constant, gentle pressing and pushing can finally convince long-encamped stress-knots and perennial muscle cramps that this cohabitation is so over, and that they should just take their things and leave. Sullivan has special massage tables designed to accommodate pregnant women and men who accidentally inhaled a 10-pound ham.
After completing her massage studies at Texas Healing Arts Institute, Kristen Tagle tempered her skills in the fires of a local chiropractic office. She spent this time using modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal to treat muscular dysfunction while developing an understanding of how each helped soothe particular aspects of muscular stress. Now the owner of Heart & Sole Massage, Kristen works alongside therapists who demonstrate a similar commitment to these modalities and devise treatment strategies that address clients’ particular aches and pains. Initial consultations allow staffers to review each visitor’s medical history, past injuries, physical conditions, and ill-fitting nicknames, and after the sessions they can recommend exercises and self-care therapies to perform at home. A deep-blue couples room, meanwhile, allows those celebrating a date night or a platonic date night to enjoy the soothing power of massage together.