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Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force energy to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses gentle but firm pressure.

Advantages of using acupressure include relieving pain, balancing the body and maintaining good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.

Acupressure focuses on muscles in the back, arms, hands, shoulders, neck and head, where tension and pain often build up in desk-bound staff working under pressure. Acupressure uses more than 100 different stress release points on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and back. This is intended not only to relax tense and aching muscles, but to release energy and invigorate both mind and body.


Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called qi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs. Your practitioner may apply mild pressure, and gradually increase intensity to determine how much force you can handle.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.


Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment in which pressure is applied to reflex points on feet, hands or ears, although we specialize in foot reflexology. Stimulating these reflex points helps promote relaxation, improves circulation, stimulates vital organs and encourages the body's natural healing processes. Most people find reflexology to be very relaxing.

Infrared Sauna 

Infrared saunas can help with weight loss and metabolism, increased immunity, chronic pain relief, detoxification, as well as stress and fatigue reduction. Infrared saunas produce the same infrared heat produced by the sun. Infrared heat is required by all living things for optimum health. The radiant heat from our infrared sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues, increasing oxygen flow and circulation.

Tibetan Herbal Foot Soak 

Tibetan Herbal Foot Soaks are an easy, convenient, and cost effective way for patients to improve their health. In just 30-45 minutes per day, patients can speed up their healing process. Some of the common conditions treated are peripheral and diabetic neuropathy, poor circulation, plantar fascitis, arthritis pain, headaches, inflammation/pain, menstrual issues, digestive issues, and fertility. The soaks also help improve immunity, boost metabolism, and balance hormones.

Although the foot soaks are very beneficial for a wide range of conditions, you need to have a consult with us before enjoying a soak in the clinic, or purchasing the soaks to use at home, as there are certain contraindications to using the soaks. For instance, the soaks are not appropriate for someone who has metastatic cancer, heart disease, open wounds or sores on the feet, or during pregnancy. 

Call, email, or come visit us if you have any questions about the above therapy options.

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Marci Kendall and Samantha Auger offers Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology in Camrose, AB

Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd. offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology in Camrose, AB

Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd.

              Samantha Auger R.Ac, TCMP                 

  Marci Kendall R.Ac, TCMP, RMT, CA, CR

Krista Torpe RMT, PTA



Other Therapies - Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd. in Camrose, AB