28 December - 9 January: Clinical Aromatherapy & Acupuncture with Victoria Kirkwood
Clinical aromatherapy is the use of high quality plant essential oils for enhancing the health of the body and mind, and to treat disorders of these should they appear. Oils are useful for relief of various physical pathologies such as respiratory disorders, hormonal balancing, and headaches. They can also address issues of stress, anxiety, depression, disorders of the psyche, anti-microbials, and moisturizing, dehydrating or stimulating the skin. They help with muscle and joint problems as well.
Each session with Victoria starts with an initial health and lifestyle assessment. After that, a custom formulation of blends to address specific areas of need is created and that specific blend is introduced through a holistic massage session. Through Clinical Aromatherapy, guests will experience dramatic stress reduction, manage chronic stress related problems, identify areas of self-limitation, sabotage and emotional wounding to a place of healing, restoration and wholeness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic medical system which combines the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, massage, and movement exercises (known as Tai Chi or Qi Gong) to bring the body into balance. TCM is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 2,500 years.
The goal of the TCM practitioner is to assess the entire constitution of the patient --considering both physiological and psychological aspects. The practitioner first observes the general characteristics of the patient, and then tries to discern a relationship between symptoms in order to establish what is called a "pattern of disharmony." Some modalities of TCM include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle advice, tui-na, and gua-sha.
Availability: December 28, 2015 - January 9, 2016
- THB 5,000 for 60 minutes Clinical Aromatherapy with massage
- THB 5,500 for 60-75 minutes Acupuncture (first session)
- THB 5,000 for 45-60 minutes Acupuncture (follow-up session)
About Victoria Kirkwood
Victoria Kirkwood is a fully qualified Acupuncturist, Aromatherapist, Yoga teacher and Massage therapist with over 20 years experience. She has a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) and the British Yoga Teachers Association.
For the last four years, Victoria has been creating and teaching natural cosmetics, and is versed in: Balinese Jamu, Western and Thai Herbal facials, and Natural and Organic Emulsions. Victoria’s specialties include TCM acupuncture, sivananda yoga, yin yoga, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, and natural skincare.