The Benefits of Acupuncture

We are proud to have introduced the ancient Chinese alternative medicine, Acupuncture, to our treatment offering at Gaia Spa. Acupuncture is one of the oldest practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a form of holistic treatment in which thin needles are inserted into the body. The aim of Acupuncture is to balance the Vital Energy (QI) which flows through the body and can be successfully beneficial to a wide variety of conditions...

There are many benefits to having acupuncture, here's just a few - 

Reduces pain

Acupuncture triggers specific nerve points in the body, which release endorphins and reduce pain. It has been proven that acupuncture activates pain, suppressing receptors, producing adenosine affecting the brain’s long term ability to regulate pain.

A hollistic alternative for those with an intolerance to pain killers

Acupuncture is useful for those who do not respond well to pain killers whether it's due to allergies or who do not wish to take pain medication.

Sleep and relaxation benefits

Acupuncture induces relaxation and wellbeing, so naturally it is great at improving sleep patterns. During the treatment, patients experience deep relaxation and some even fall asleep. Many people report better sleep after a session – which can last for several nights. 

Improves a large range of conditions 

Emotional disorders, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, migraines and infertility can all be treated through acupuncture. 

Acupuncture at Gaia is performed by qualified practitioner, Ferda Mesquita Barros. 

Ferda discovered Chinese Medicine whilst travelling the world and upon moving to the UK, Ferda furthered her studies in Chinese Medicine enrolling at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Berkshire. Ferda specialises in women’s health, including pregnancy care, fertility support, back pain, sciatica, knee pain, digestive problems, fibromyalgia and mental health. 

All treatments are bespoke and tailored to guest’s needs. The initial session is 60 minutes and priced at £90 which includes a full consultation and the treatment. Follow up Acupuncture treatments are 45 minutes at £60. Prices include use of the spa facilities.

To book a session or to find out more, call the team on 01752 344455.