The Premiere Treatment

Introducing … The Premiere Treatment                                           

Facial cups
Small delicate cups are used on the face.

To “premiere”, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “to appear for the first time as a star performer.”

The Premiere Treatment will bring out the Star in you . . . your beauty, your health, your life.

What is aging?

Aging is defined as a physiological change within the body, which leads to the decline of biological function and the ability to adapt to metabolic stress. Part of this decline is due to loss of cells and a reduction in reserve. As we age, our cells do not perform as well as when we were younger. One of the signs of this is the loss of elasticity in the skin, which, I’m sorry to say, in women accelerates after menopause.

Of course, we can’t turn back the clock. However, The Premiere can slow this degenerative process down, from the inside out, so that time is on your side.

BE PREPARED to feel good and look your best, whether it’s for yourself, a significant other, a special event or a job search.

Brief history.

The history of facial rejuvenation in Chinese Medicine goes back to the Western Zhou period (1120 – 770 BC) when dietary practices were used to prevent aging. Between 770 – 221 BC, herbal therapies for facial rejuvenation were developed. Beginning in 282 AD acupuncture techniques were added. As early as the Sung dynasty (960 – 1270 AD), facial cupping practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. Throughout the following centuries the art of facial rejuvenation continued to develop along with Chinese Medicine techniques. For hundreds of years, acupuncture, herbs and dietary adjustments have been used to promote health, longevity and beauty.

Now we have the best of Chinese Medicine — a combination of modern tools and ancient wisdom — available to us in The Premiere TreatmentSM.

Restore your radiant beauty.

The Premier features a centuries-old effective technique that not only restores your youthful appearance, but also enhances your bodily health and beauty from within. This safe, non-invasive and effective form of treatment is a natural alternative to conventional cosmetic procedures such as Botox and plastic surgery. These procedures are more traumatic and toxic for the body, adding stress that aids the aging process. Choosing the holistic, non-invasive approach, as with The Premiere, will result in a well-toned, vibrant and natural, youthful look without side effects, toxicity, inflammation or recovery time.

How does this work?

The Premiere helps delay the aging process through promoting blood and lymph circulation to the face, bring a youthful natural glow and healthy color to the complexion, while also relaxing and toning facial muscles. It stimulates the body’s innate ability to regenerate itself, accelerating anti-inflammatory activity and removing accumulated toxins from the skin and tissues of the face. When treating from a deep energetic level, this holistic approach helps minimize fine lines, strengthen muscle tissue, elasticity and collagen production to help fill out wrinkles, reduce bags under the eyes and tighten the skin.

Why should I get acupuncture, too?

The acupuncture treatment accompanying your facial treatment enhances your body’s overall immune system. Acupuncture will treat the imbalances of the internal body, while also working on the external body. Treating the physical, emotional and spiritual issues to reduce stress also aids in improving overall health and well-being. Since the body, mind and spirit are all connected, negative emotions reflect in the face and change the appearance of skin texture, color and tension. Acupuncture can eliminate stress and being out the innate strength, vitality and health. In addition to enhancing the skin’s appearance, most people are pleased to find that their sinus problems, headaches, toothaches, TMJ, PMS and menopause problems have either disappeared or their symptoms are distinctly improved. You will look and feel younger!

Why do I need lifestyle and nutritional counseling?

According to surveys done in the early 2000’s, the “average” American woman consumes, ingests and absorbs over 200 chemicals before she leaves the house in the morning. Every day. These chemicals are in all of our bath products, face cleanser, moisturizer, makeup, shampoos, conditioners, tooth paste, mouthwash, deodorant and more. And then consider the chemicals in the Standard American Diet.

In order for our skin to be healthy and vibrant, our health needs to be strong and vibrant. We need to work to eliminate many of the chemicals and toxins that we come into contact with every day. Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling will help you identify areas that you can work to improve, introduce you to products that are not loaded with chemicals and help you find alternatives to the toxins and chemicals in your life.

cupping around eyes

Small cups are used around the eyes to help minimize signs of aging.

What can I expect from the treatments?

●     Reduces fine lines and softens deep wrinkles
●     Increases collagen, which firms the skin and smoothes wrinkles
●     Improves lymphatic drainage
●     Enhances muscle tone
●     Reduces the appearance of facial stress
●     Minimizes puffiness and double chins
●     Hydrates and moisturizes the skin
●     Regulates oil production
●     Improves circulation and restores a healthy youthful glow
●     Evens skin tone and color to brighten dull skin
●     Reduces the appearance of brow-line furrows and laugh lines
●     Lifts and tones sagging facial muscles
●     Adds clarity and sparkle to the eyes
●     Boosts energy and metabolism
●     Promotes innate beauty and radiance, resulting in a more youthful look

Cosmetically, this treatment is very effective in reducing everyday facial puffiness, creating a listed appearance, reducing dark circles under the eyes, minimizing bags under the eyes, firming up jowls, diminishing wrinkles, and assisting with the resolution of facial scars. Furthermore, The Premiere can offer relief from sinus congestion, ease the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies, relieve some headaches, resolve some earaches, and decrease the pain and swelling associated with TMJ.

How can I help myself achieve optimal results?

The Premiere treatment takes into consideration lifestyle, foods eaten, products used on the face and body, rest and exercise, avoidance of excessive toxins including sun, alcohol, smoking, exhaust fumes and emotional stress. The face is a reflection of the entire body. We will discuss some possible modifications, which can be made to help achieve optimum lasting results.

What does The Premiere Treatment entail?

We begin your experience with a Traditional chinese Medicine consultation and discussion about your goals for treatment, medical history, skin care regime and your lifestyle, followed by strategic insertion of single-use needles to specific rejuvenating points on the body.

After your are comfortable, the ancient healing modality of negative pressure cupping is employed. This gentle massage technique, used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is renowned for eliminating the buildup of wastes and fluids in the face and neck; stimulating circulation; assisting in lymphatic drainage; imparting a more youthful and “lifted” appearance; and relieving the pain associated with sinus congestion and TMJ, among many other benefits.

At the end of your treatment you will be given dietary, lifestyle and skin care recommendations, as well as after-care suggestions.

What is the optimum course of treatments?

To receive full benefits, the suggested treatment series is 8 – 12 sessions, with  2 sessions per week. The effects of this type of treatment are cumulative and each successive treatment builds upon previous sessions. A more natural lifestyle will enhance the results. Once you have achieved the effects you are seeking, monthly maintenance sessions are recommended to enhance your previous treatments for longer lasting effects.

Through a series of regular monthly maintenance sessions, the youth-promoting and anti-aging effects can last for years after the initial course has finished. An additional benefit is that this simultaneously brings inner balance and harmony. Results vary, depending on one’s lifestyle prior to and during treatment. A more natural lifestyle will enhance the results.

To prepare yourself for a special event, to look and feel your best for a wedding or reunion, begin treatments two months prior to the occasion.

What is Facial Cupping?

Facial Cupping techniques are used to help brighten lusterless skin, reduce redness, tighten sagging areas, drain congested lymph, soften wrinkles and discourage the formation of new ones.

Women throughout Asia, Russia and Europe have been using these effective facial treatments for rejuvenation and beauty maintenance for generations. It’s one of the secrets of the Geisha.

As early as the Sung dynasty (960 – 1270 AD), Facial Cupping practices were employed for the Empress and Emperor’s concubines.

The process exercises the cutaneous layer of the skin and fights aging by attacking flaccidity, expression lines, dehydration and poor circulation. The suction strengthens the dermis of the face by correcting circulation deficiencies and stimulating collagen production, improving elasticity. The facial muscles benefit from reduced tension and tightness, easing expression lines and loosening the rigid muscles associated with TMJ disorders.

It breaks up facial deep scar tissue (wrinkles), reduces swelling, detoxifies and makes for a youthful appearance without Botox. It’s a safe alternative to cosmetic surgery with no traumatic side effects and no “down time.”

Cupping moisturizes the skin by increasing local circulation of blood and lymph to the face. Color will improve with the increased circulation.

Droopy eyelids are lifted and sagging double chins are minimized. Cupping tightens pores, brightens the eyes, improves hormonal balance to help acne and reduce signs of stress on the face.

Sinus infections and inflammation are also addressed by the loosening and draining effects of the suction.

Patients notice that their skin feels warmer, tighter, lightened and stimulated after just one treatment.

To receive the full benefits, a treatment series of 8 to 12 sessions is recommended, usually two per week. Once you have achieved the effects you are seeking, a monthly maintenance regimen is suggested to maintain your results.

 

 

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