Fort Collins Massage & Acupuncture FAQs

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frequently asked questions

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Pain, such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, and arthritis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual cramps

How does acupuncture work?

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the body is made up of channels or meridians that carry energy, or qi. When the flow of qi is blocked, it can lead to pain and illness. Acupuncture is thought to work by stimulating acupoints, which are points on the meridians where qi is believed to be concentrated. Stimulating these points is believed to help to unblock the flow of qi and restore balance to the body.

Are the needles used in acupuncture painful?

The needles used in acupuncture are very thin and flexible, so they usually do not cause pain when they are inserted. You may feel a slight prick or sting when the needle goes in, but this should quickly go away. Some people also report feeling a sense of warmth or tingling around the acupoints.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to muscles and soft tissues. It can be used to relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Massage therapy can also help to:

  • Improve range of motion
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce anxiety and depression

How often should I get a massage?

The frequency of massage therapy will vary depending on your individual needs and goals. If you are looking for pain relief, you may need to get massages more frequently at first, such as once or twice a week. Once your pain is under control, you may be able to space out your massages to once a month or even less. If you are getting massages for relaxation or stress relief, you may find that once a week or even once every two weeks is sufficient.

What should I expect during a massage session?

Your first massage session will likely begin with a consultation, where the massage therapist will ask you about your health history and any specific concerns you have. The therapist will then develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. During the massage itself, you will lie on a massage table, and the therapist will use their hands and forearms to apply pressure to your muscles and soft tissues. You may be asked to wear loose-fitting clothing or to undress to your level of comfort. The massage will typically last for 60 to 120 minutes

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