What Journey Are You On? • June 2024

Root Whole Body Blog


We've all experienced those moments when stress tightens our muscles, adds aches and pains throughout our body or causes headaches, possibly affecting our mood and our relationships. Seeking relief, many turn to massages, but incorporating acupuncture into the mix can enhance the results and leave you feeling your best.

Acupuncture aims to restore the natural flow of energy in the body. Designed to alleviate both emotional and physical barriers and help activate the body’s systems. By applying thin, painless needles to specific points on the body, acupuncture can effectively eliminate pain points and enhance the body's capacity for healing.

Massage Therapy is designed to soothe muscles, release tension, calm the mind, and bring about a sense of relaxation and clarity. Massaging techniques not only relieve tension but also enhances the body's range of movement.

When combined, massage and acupuncture can have a profound affect on alleviating pain, stress, and provide optimal well-being.

Encouraging Healthy Energy Flow

Acupuncture is commonly employed to address various conditions like musculoskeletal problems, nausea, migraines, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. By stimulating specific acupoints, acupuncture promotes proper energy flow throughout the body,


enhancing its functions and supporting the natural self-healing process. Massage complements this by also stimulating these points, releasing pain and tension, and promoting increased circulation. Acupuncture reduces inflammation, accelerates healing, alleviates pain, and targets deep muscles that are challenging to reach.

Addressing Acute and Chronic Pain

Acupuncture is effective for acute pain conditions where massage might be uncomfortable. Massage, on the other hand, excels at soothing tight and overworked muscles and addressing persistent, chronic pain. Studies indicate that massage reduces proteins linked to inflammation and allergic reactions while boosting the immune response.


an Enhanced Sense of Well-Being:

While a massage is known to make you feel great by relieving pain and stiffness, research suggests that it also significantly reduces the production of stress hormones, promoting a sense of calm and balance. Acupuncture, by facilitating proper flow, often results in increased energy and emotional release, indicating healing and the free movement the body’s systems.

Both massage and acupuncture are potent healing therapies that offer complementary benefits. Through consistent practice, they can contribute to improved health, mood, and an overall sense of well-being.

If you're new to either of these therapies, don't worry. You can enjoy a complimentary initial consultation with one of our acupuncturists or massage therapists. They can answer your questions and help you discover how acupuncture and massage therapy may benefit you.

To get started on your acupuncture & massage journey, click here!