FAQ’s

Christopher is actually known for using very little oil. He believes that if the skin is too slick, depth and control of pressure is lost.

That said, you will have a light film of oil on you. Feel free to use the sheet after the massage to wipe yourself off.

Christopher has never had anyone complain about their clothes being harmed or dirtied in the 10 years he has been practicing.

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Wear whatever will make you the most comfortable. Christopher can work around any amount of clothing. The last thing we want is to have you feeling uncomfortable or awkward. If you are stressed out on the table, what’s the point?

That said, for massage therapists in general: Less is more. For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. Christopher will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.

Again, your comfort is the most import bit. Be comfortable and undress down to whatever will allow you to remain relaxed.

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Make yourself comfortable. If your Christopher wants you to adjust your position, he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable.

Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. Although we have noticed that people tend to get more out of their treatment if they focus on the work being provided and breathe into the work

It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

If anything is ever uncomfortable or needs to be tweaked, just let Christopher know. Also, you may decide that a particular bit of work was really good and you want a bit more time spent on an area – all good, just let Christopher know.

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Our address is 1151 Dove Street Suite 100 located in Newport Beach, CA.

As you pull into the parking lot, keep left and park wherever you find a space. Find an entrance to the interior courtyard (you will see ferns, palms and a little pond) and look for Suite 100. Come on in and let the front desk staff know that you have arrived. Have a seat and a bit of water if you prefer. Also, should you need them, the bathroom keys are hanging by the mirror and the bathrooms are in the center of the building (outside in the courtyard).

Christopher will meet you in the lobby and bring you back to the massage room (pictured)

The room is air conditioned and heated. The table has a memory foam topper as well as a heating pad. Natural cotton sheets are used and there are more pillows, bolsters and equipment to ensure you are comfortable. The room also has hot stones, infrared lights and is appointed with several chinese herbal topical to further the efficacy of your treatment.

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Christopher will meet you in the lobby at the time agreed upon. A brief health history intake form will be given to you to fill out. you will then be brought back into the massage treatment room.

Christopher will then use this health intake to begin a conversation with you about what you hope to achieve in the massage session. If you have preferences on style of massage, pressure, areas to concentrate or avoid, this is your first opportunity to let Christopher know. Of course, you may add and/or amend to your preferences as your massage goes along. This is your time and your session, you get to make sure you are getting out of it what is best for you. Christopher will do his best to accomodate.

After the massage, Christopher will leave and allow you time to dress and come back to the world . . . he will met you at the front desk at the lobby and see you off. He will likely insist you have a few glasses of water and stay in Turtle Mode as long as possible. Christopher will take payment and schedule your next appointment if you like. When you are ready to go . . . the world awaits.

You should feel relaxed, yet alert. Loose and lithe. Walking should be a bit easier and your breathing a bit deeper. You may find yourself laughing a bit easier and generally more pleasant to others in your life.

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Yes. Acupuncture is recommended for stroke patients as soon as possible after their diagnosis, and when they are cleared by their doctor.  Acupuncture can decrease or eliminate related paralysis if it is started very soon after the incident (3 months to a year).

 

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No. Acupuncture works whether or not you think it will. Volumes of scientific research proves this.

In fact, acupuncture works very well for children and animals, most of whom probably don’t have enough awareness to “believe” in the treatment. It is always beneficial to have confidence in your physician and to maintain a positive attitude, but faith in a particular technique (or to feel it working) is not required to obtain results.

It is now known that positive expectations and belief in anything increases its effect. We encourage you to focus on that in every aspect of your life, including your treatment therapies.

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Some health insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment. You should contact your health insurance provider to verify acupuncture coverage. If they provide coverage, ask us to give you a superbill. You can submit this receipt to your insurance company, and they will reimburse you.  If you have a plan that has excellent acupuncture coverage, it may be worth it to bill for you.  Please give us a call if you have any questions

 

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With your written permission, your acupuncturist can speak to and work with your doctor directly. Most acupuncturists are interested in helping everyone understand the benefits and usefulness TCM. In most cases, physicians are unfamiliar with our treatment strategies simply because they know nothing about them.  However, there are many physicians who do understand the role of Chinese Medicine, and they regularly refer out to acupuncturists when appropriate.

 

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With regular weekly to monthly treatments, people experience higher energy levels, deeper sleep, and greater focus and ability to perform at peak levels at work and at play. Sounds too good to be true?  Try it.

The frequency of “tune-ups” depends on the over-all health of the individual. If people  exercise regularly, eat a balanced and nutritious diet, balance work and play, and have routines for de-stressing, people come in less frequently. If they are going through a particularly stressful time in their life with work, relationships or emotions, or if health problems tend to escalate seasonally (allergies, asthma, colds, holiday stress), people come in more frequently around those times. Listen to your body!

Some patients like to come in regularly for preventive care. Acupuncturists see subtle signs of disease processes and imbalances and can address these issues directly. This prevents the development of more serious health problems that require more time and financial investment to treat. These preventive-care visits are especially important for patients with long-standing, chronic conditions that tend to recur, such as back pain, headaches or allergic problems

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