What will my first session be like?
You'll come in and first speak with your practitioner about the issue that's bringing you in, and they will ask follow up questions to help them decide how to proceed with that day's session. Then you will either be guided to the acupuncture or massage area and the treatment will begin. For acupuncture you will usually be here for about an hour. Massage times are between 30 and 120 minutes.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture points usually feel a bit pinchy or achey when the needles are inserted. This dies down almost immediately. Most people find the needle stimulation very mild. Don't worry, it's nothing like getting needled at the doctor's office. We use tiny, hair thin needles and a gentle needling technique.
Will I feel better right after the treatment?
Sometimes, depending on what you're coming in for. Other times it may take a day or so after the treatment to see an improvement. With chronic, long-standing issues, it can take a few treatments to notice a difference. Ask your practitioner what to expect for your individual condition. Sometimes you might be feel a bit tired or sore after treatment, this is normal and usually fades quickly.
What should I do before coming in for acupuncture?
Make sure and eat something within a few hours before getting acupuncture. Wear loose fitting clothing so that it's easy to roll up your pants and sleeves.