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Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into the body to activate special receptors which communicate with the central nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. By stimulating certain areas, we can cause certain physiological changes in the blood flow, nerve impulses, healing and immunological responses, to name a few.
Nearly 10 millions visits are made by Australians to acupuncturists every year.  Most commonly they have sought out acupuncturists for chronic pain and other health problems when conventional medicines do not work.

The NIH and World Health Organization have both given formal approval of certain uses of acupuncture. In fact, 51% of medical doctors believe acupuncture to be influential and of value.

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Yin Studio massages specialise in reducing stress, eliminating headaches, relieving shoulder tension, addressing neck issues, and recovering from back pain.

Cathy is a pain relief specialist who provides clinical-style massage, targeting the specific areas that suffer from pain and tension, using methods deeply rooted in anatomy and physiology. 

Clients include athletes, entertainers, dancers, yoga teachers, doctors and industry professionals, who depend on our sessions to keep their bodies in peak condition. Therapeutic massage allows clients to decompress from the aches and pains of daily life, help recover from injuries, improve circulation, and alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy. 


Cupping involves placing silicone cups on the body and squeezing the air out to create a vacuum. Cupping could be said to be the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward.

I often combine cupping with acupuncture or massage into one treatment, but it could also be used alone.

Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. It is increasing popular among athletes and cupping marks were a common sight at the last Olympic Games.

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Cosmetic acupuncture is the total solution to achieving optimum skin health and rejuvenation. More than a superficial surface treatment, it is a revitalisation process for the entire body designed to make you look and feel more youthful.  The acupuncture needles cause more blood to circulate to the face, giving you a natural glow.

It has long been used in Hollywood with Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow all admitting that they have facial rejuvenation acupuncture regularly.

Treat the Body & Face Simultaneously

All constitutional health issues and any symptoms you may be having are examined. Thus, the treatment is an overall rejuvenation of your health as well as your appearance. Healthy skin tone is the direct reflection of inner balance. The facial treatment combines acupuncture points and specifically formulated skin renewal products to provide a rejuvenating treatment that will make you skin glow and feel velvety soft.

It is safe, comfortable and relaxing all at once; you’ll feel and see the benefits after your first treatment.

Regular Effects of Facial Acupuncture:
• wrinkle reduction
• toning of facial muscle to more youthful firmness, reducing or eliminating sagging
• reduction or elimination of acne, blemishes and scars
• Increase in collagen and elastin production to fill out and contour the face
• facilitating a healthy, vibrant glow to the face

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 The origins of Chinese medicine can be traced back at least 5,000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes several different practices, including acupuncture, the practice of burning herbs near the skin called moxibustion, herbal medicine and foods.

What to expect

A TCM practitioner will take a case history and may do a physical examination. This could include looking at your tongue and taking your pulse to work out the flow of energy and imbalances in your body. Treatment is tailored to each person using a variety of therapies.

How is Chinese medicine different?

Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach to disease and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as the treatment of it.

Most diseases or illnesses present with a core set of recognisable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness may vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different treatments.

What substances are used in Chinese herbal medicine?

There are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, while others such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers, are more likely to be found in your garden.

Some substances that were used traditionally are no longer part of modern professional Chinese herbal medicine practice. For example, traditional remedies with extracts of endangered species have been replaced by other substances with similar actions. In fact, all herbal formulas used by Yin Studio are actually vegan formulas.