Chinese Medicine specialist Sharon explains the twelve energy meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine and how the treatment of one meridian in particular, either through acupuncture or water massage treatment, can help tap into energy levels that may have been blocked along the way of life.
Cabarete is a windy place. Windsurfers and kiters love this picturesque bay because of the wind. Those that don’t practice wind propelled water sports enjoy the breeze just as much as they chill on the beach. But can prolonged wind exposure have a negative influence on the body? What happens to our body if we sleep with the fan or airco on? Traditional Chinese Medicine expert Sharon Speicher answers these questions and others.
WATSU stands for WATer shiatSU, a massage treatment in water. Sharon Speicher is one of few educated Shiatsu therapists offering this treatment in the Cabarete area, but as she says; "You don't find many heated pols around here, and believe it or not; the winter is a bit chilly for it". From May until end of September, though, Shiatsu should be on people's radars. "It's such a great alternative treatment with low impact", Sharon says.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective therapy for regulating pain and managing many other functions of the body. Electric Stimulation Acupuncture was developed around the mid-1900s and is said to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments. Read more about E-Stim Acupuncture and what it can do for you.
When I first started exploring this topic, I was drawn to the spectacular settings in which to experience the exertion and ending shavasana... listening to rhythmic waves and the rustling of palm fronds interspersed with the trill of birds or humming insects at twilight… what a great way to end or start the day! However there's a lot to be said about a less exposed setting, where the inward journey is free from environmental distractions. And if one-on-one personal guidance is more down your alley, then the majority of local instructors offer the special attention you may need in a private or small group gathering.