Licensed Massage Therapists are trained professionals who have completed many hours of education. Their schooling includes many hours of varied bodywork techniques, extensive anatomy and physiology lessons, and they also have studied to know when massage is and is not appropriate. The state of North Carolina requires all professional Massage Therapists to be certified and licensed.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique in which a skilled practitioner inserts hair-thin metallic needles into specific points on the body in order to prevent or treat illnesses. The needles may be manipulated by the hands or with electrical stimulation, depending on the type of treatment you are receiving. This technique is part of the holistic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practiced for over 2,500 years in China. Traditional Chinese Medicine views health as a constantly changing flow of energy in the body. Techniques such as Acupuncture are designed to correct imbalances in the natural flow of energy which are thought to result in disease.