Acupuncture, Massage, Organic Mani/Pedis, & More!
Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become and stay well. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is your healthy option for looking and feeling younger. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a healthy option for cosmetic improvements. It is the true “anti-aging medicine”.
Through the procedure is not well known or publicized in the United States, it has been used for centuries in China by Emperors and the wealthy. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a relatively non-invasive procedures that actually improves your health.
The obvious benefits include having softer, firmer skin, reduction of deeper wrinkles, possible elimination of finer wrinkles, and improvements of jowl lines. Although not visually as dramatic as a surgical procedure, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture actually has a much more dramatic overall effect. Besides the obvious visual changes, patients have reported improved digestion, better quality sleep, reduction of hot flashes, elimination of mild depression and anxiety, improved energy, and an overall sense of well-being. Patients leave not only looking younger but feeling younger and healthier. It is fair to say that this is the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves the health of the patient.
From Western medicine standpoint, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture works because the needles may cause micro-traumas in the skin to which the body can respond by increasing blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin for wound healing. The needling, which is done at the level of the dermis, may also stimulate neurotransmitter production. From the Chinese Medicine perspective, qi and blood are being brought to the face, qi is being lifted, and the body’s energetic systems are being put into balance. This is why the wonderful side effects occur. The procedure is very low risk because the needling is so superficial; occasionally bruising occurs.
- 2 Treatments a week for 5 weeks
- Important because the skin (dermis) has to be constantly stimulated to stimulate collagen
- Treats the skin and internal causes of aging
- Before and after pictures will be taken
- Results can be from subtle to dramatic
- Results may last 2-5 years with monthly maintenance. Once result aren’t lasting, it is time for another series of 10
Pre Natal Massage
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
Swedish techniques utilize long, flowing strokes, often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. There are six basic strokes: effleurage (French meaning: ‘to skim over’), petrissage (French meaning: ‘to knead’), friction, tapotement, compression, and vibration.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage
This is a very gentle, relaxing, light touch massage. It is a specific, 50 min massage routine over the entire lymphatic system to enhance the flow, detoxing the body, and clearing any back up in the lymphatic system. It is used to assist in reducing swelling in limbs, lymphatic collection around scars from surgeries (mastectomies or the removal of lymph nodes), to sooth sore muscles, smooth cellulite and many other situations. (2-3 sessions a week for at least 2 weeks to start seeing results)
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue techniques are generally designed for more focused massage work. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the practitioner can access deeper layers of the soft tissue.
Thai massage allows for you to keep your clothes on, it incorporates yoga stretching while also applying a rhythmic compression along the body’s energetic lines. Creating a relaxing flow for flexibility and energy.
This is the use of natural or “essential” oils extracted from all parts of plants and flowers and used to enhance the all-around well – being of the body. Combining aromas with massage greatly increases relaxation, helping connect the body and mind and add a more therapeutic effect.
It is a unique method of using compression massage on the reflex points of the hands and feet to stimulate the movement of energy and nerve supply to the different body systems. It assists in the treatment of symptoms from many ailments, including emotional stress and general tension, traumas such as injury or surgery, specific feet disorders such as plantar fasciitis, and lymphatic congestion.
Fascia is the connective tissue that lies beneath the skin and above the fat layers. When fascia gets tight (due to tight muscles, lack of hydration, cellulite, age etc.) it creates a dimpling effect resulting in dents, dimples, or wrinkles. Receiving a treatment allows skin to look smoother, increase blood flow, increase muscle function and range of motion, and relieve aches and pains. A session can range from a full body to the focus on a specific area or issue.
DEEP TISSUE HOT STONE WITH AROMA THERAPY
This massage is a bit different from your typical light pressure-relaxing massage. We use the hot stones to actually massage at the level of pressure you are comfortable with in order to get the maximum benefit from both the heat and massage. Although relaxing in itself, you will feel that you also received a deep tissue massage where your muscles were worked on, not just rubbed with hot stones.
DDS BIO ELECTRIC MASSAGE THERAPY
What DDS BIO Electric Massage Therapy Device Actually Does? The DDS Bio Electric Massage Therapy Device alleviates stress and tension by using electrotherapy technology that creates current to stimulate and contract and relax muscles. A pulsating sensation goes through the central nervous system, blocking pain receptors without the use of needles, medication or surgery. The DDS Bio Electric Massage Therapy Device generates a healing electrical energy (low frequency, low voltage, and low current) which is either passed through the trained clinician, and selected herbs (DDS Cream, DDS Oil and DDS Mud) regulates balance and energy circulation to the patient. This enables the body to obtain optimum health. What are the benefits? DDS Bio Electric Massage Therapy can:
- Clear the blockages of the meridians.
- Promote blood circulation.
- Boost metabolism.
- Activate nerve and muscle tissue.
- Provide muscle pliability and increase the flexibility.
- Regulate the digestive system.
- Cleanse the body and retains good health.
- Enhance the anti-inflammatory and sterilization effects.
- Relieve all kind of tension and pain caused by poor nervous system.
- Stimulate muscle nerve, cell, tissue, fascia and joint to increase your energy flow.
This is excellent for those who aren’t able to make it to our office or live out of town.
This consultation includes:
- Review of your new patient forms, including the Patient Information, Health History, and Medical History.
- Review of current lab work and recommendations for more lab work will be made, if found necessary.
- Create a treatment plan with measurable goals
- Address possible diet changes
- Identify the best herbs and supplements
- Outline a follow-up schedule and what to expect
Please call our office to set up your appointment and for information on how to get us the right paperwork before your consult. All phone appointments must be paid in advance.
Lab Work Analysis
Understand your Numbers
We can order labs as well as review your past/current lab results. Dr. Laura reviews labs looking for optimal levels not just normal ranges. You will receive complete information on what results were not at optimal range and what can be done naturally to get them there. This face to face consultation will educate you and help you learn ways you can make a difference in your health and become optimally healthy.
If you would like to learn more on optimal ranges and what that really means, here is a very good article written by Dr. Godby: “Some test just shouldn’t be graded on a curve”.
Ear Seed Treatment
What is an ear seed treatment?
Ear seeds are small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or small metal beads or pellets that are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. Mild pressure is then placed with finger tips of the person.
What is the purpose of ear seeds?
Ear seeds are placed on specific points in your ear to improve the body’s flow of Qi (vital energy) to restore balance between yin and yang within the internal organs.
What are the health benefits of ear seeds?
Ear seeds can help with allergies, anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain, constipation, depression, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, IBS, lower back pain, migraines, aid in smoking cessation, promote sounder sleep, relieve stress, help with motion sickness, and support weight loss….and many other symptoms.
Have you ever felt that you can do more to improve your health?
If you answered yes, Health Coaching can help! Initial Session will help identify issues and conditions affecting a person’s optimal health and wellness.
With each session, strategies and a health improvement plan will be developed in order to achieve optimal health through physical activity, nutrition and stress management and healthy lifestyle habits.
Follow up Sessions will help assess the progress of the patient, adjust the plan and/or simply provide support and accountability.
Bach Flower Remedies
When you feel fulfilled, happy, and positive, you tend to enjoy better health. You get more out of life and can give more to your friends and family. However, the emotional demands of everyday life can make it difficult to maintain a consistent, positive mental attitude. The
Created in the 1930’s by Dr. Edward Bach, a medical doctor and bacteriologist, the Bach Flower Remedies are 38 plant and flower-based formulas that can help us manage the emotional demands of everyday life by bringing negative attitudes and feelings back into balance and perspective.
By helping to restore and maintain emotional balance, the Bach Flower Remedies free the body’s own healing functions and help promote overall wellness. Bach Flower Remedies can help.
Organic Manicures & Pedicures
Enjoy pampering yourself with a manicure & pedicure without the harsh smells, fumes and avoid being exposed to toxins on your skin and nails.
What makes it organic?
All the products used are organic and free of damaging chemical including our lotion, nail polish remover, essential oils and scrubs. We are exceptionally proud to carry Poofy nail polish because they offer a large variety of beautiful colors which are all FREE of the major toxins found in conventional polishes such as formaldehyde, toluene, DBP (phthalates), formaldehyde resin, TPHP, camphor, xylene, parabens, fragrances, silicones, acetone, mineral oils, propylene glycol, ethanolamine, and animal ingredients.
Mon. 9:30-6 PM
Tues. - Thurs. 9:30-4 PM
Fri. 9-12:30 PM
Fri. 9-12pm & 1-3pm
(Massages by Appointment)
Sat. 9-12pm & 1-3pm
(Massages by Appointments)
Where to Find Us
Natural Approach Wellness Center
2002 Pennwood Drive
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Regular Special Events
One Friday a Month Open for
Stress Relief Happy Hour Events