Posts from the ‘Beauty & Fashion’ category

Gua Sha & Tui Na: Two Healing Practices That Two Hearts Wellness Clients Love

In my own practice as an AOBTA-CP (a fancy term that designates my qualifications to practice Asian bodywork therapies, including tui na and gua sha), I employ gua sha routinely as part of a tui na session. When I’m done with board exams and licensed for acupuncture and herbs (by mid-September if all goes as planned), I will continue to provide these services with or without needling.

So why, you may be asking, is this worth a blog post?

The long story short is that I have been doing a lot of facial rejuvenation work this past year and, more and more, I use gua sha as part of the service because it works so very well. I find, though, that people have never heard of gua sha and that means…blog post!

Beautiful Skin the Ancient Chinese Way: Tui Na and Cups, Pearls and Jade

A Two Hearts Wellness signature treatment will begin with tui na to boost circulation and to enhance the healthy function of your organ systems in a way that is similar to an acupuncture treatment.  With your body in a state of balance and relaxation, the jade gua sha instrument can lift and sculpt, and smooth and refine.  Cupping moves fluids and reduces lines and puffiness.  The jade roller, finally, defines and perfects.  All total, a treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dullness, and uneven tone.  This can result in a tighter neck and a defined jawline, brighter skin tone, and lifting of brow and eye areas.

Heritage Boot, Elvis Costello, the Art of Narrative (Stories, Songs, and the Best Boots in Texas)

One of my favorite things about being the face of Two Hearts Wellness is the sense that I have a duty towards the readers of my blog. One does not wish to be boring or self-serving. Rather, one aspires to charm, to fascinate, and to share worthy information, thoughts, and experiences on not just health and wellness but, expanding upon the same, on any and all matters relating the a joyful and rich life. This essay, for its part, pertains to fashion and music. And so I begin, then, with a question.

To wit: what, dear reader, do Jerry Ryan of Heritage Boot, singer Elvis Costello, and writers Giovanni Boccaccio (the Decameron), Geoffrey Chaucer (Canterbury Tales), and Don Juan Manuel (El Conde Lucanor) have in common?