Acupuncture needles soothe the human body by increasing circulation, smoothing wrinkles, and knitting cucumber eye masks in mere minutes. Pamper bodily pincushions with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a one-hour anti-aging facial rejuvenation treatment at Island Integrative Health Clinic (a $175 Value).
Island Integrative Health Clinic harnesses the principles of Chinese medicine in non-surgical cosmetic acupuncture treatments. A licensed acupuncturist smoothes skin with a procedure that can reduce signs of aging and send fine lines and wrinkles back to their puckered grotto. Dark circles, fine lines, and double chins can lessen their presence during the 60-minute facial rejuvenation treatment that begins with the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the acupuncture points on the face, with no more discomfort than the occasional pinch. Next, charged gels are applied to condition the skin and yank out impurities and finishes up with a deep-cleansing facial. The result can be an increase in local circulation and stimulation of collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion. Pores may appear tighter and countenances display shimmers as youthful as a moonlit prom dress.
Island Integrative Health Clinic
Needleless acupuncture sounds like a contradiction, but Shelly Wade does it everyday—with lasers. Of course, she's well versed in traditional acupuncture as well. Licensed through the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia, Shelly found her way to acupuncture after a car accident interrupted her competitive dancing career. Impressed by its impact on her recovery, she began studying acupuncture along with other natural therapies, such as biofeedback and reflexology, to pay forward the benefits these therapies afforded her.
Today, as owner of Island Integrative Health Clinic, Shelly does just that by combining those multiple approaches to healing. She also specializes in anti-aging treatments such as facial-rejuvenation acupuncture, giving clients an alternative to Botox and never smiling again by applying a low-level current that combats wrinkles and other signs of aging. Further services her centre offers range from massage therapy to BloodScan, a live-blood analysis that aims to identify pre-symptomatic indicators of degenerative disease. No matter the treatment, she approaches each case with a gentle, welcoming approach, believing that acupuncturists must help their patients feel comfortable so that they remain open to the healing process.
550-2950 Douglas St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4