A way of well-being for the

body, spirit and mind...

Reiki Wellness offers services and products to enhance your well-being. These services are not intended to substitute any ongoing treatments, medication or programs that you might be following with your health care provider.

Sara Tillie - Acupuncture

I am a licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing in the Cowichan Valley since 2001. I was traditionally trained in China which is why I like to practice a modern approach to the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). My methods of treatment include Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Biopuncture, Reiki, Tui Na(massage), cupping and supplements. I believe in helping people focus on ongoing health by helping balance physically and emotionally. Acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points which stimulates Qi (pronounced “chee”) flow throughout the body. The principal aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole person in order to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual. Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Sara was originally taught facial acupuncture while interning for TCM acupuncture in China. There she treated facial injuries, nerve and muscle damage such as Bel’s Palsy. A few years later Sara took a course on Facial Rejuvenation as she like the idea of holistic natural beauty. Unlike Botox or dermal fillers, facial acupuncture isn’t a quick fix. The focus is use TCM acupuncture diagnosis along with facial acupuncture to benefit long term changes in the health of the skin and body, stimulate collagen and elastin which brightens skins tone, softening fine lines and wrinkles, tightens facial muscles that contour face plus other health benefits like reducing jaw tension, stimulating the lymphatic system and reducing stress and anxiety for overall wellness and balance. Sara’s treatment involves a TCM diagnosis by asking her patient what they would like to address on their face, and asking overall health questions and then making a treatment plan. Your treatment begins with a gentle massage and cleanse to your face, followed by placement of tiny painless needles on face and body where needed. Then left to relax with meditation music and feel your tension release. To enhance the treatment you will receive a combination of Gua Sha, facial cupping and/or LED infrared light and finishing with a relaxing facial massage. All of which stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well stimulate lymphatic and circulatory system. Your treatment will be anywhere from 60- 90 minutes depending on what we decided for treatment. You may choose to do 1 session to receive relaxation and a healthy uplifting glow or a series of treatments 1-2 times a week over 5-10 weeks to address long term benefits followed by maintenance treatments. Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture is generally safe for anyone, but should be cautious/avoid if you: are pregnant, bruise easily, have high blood pressure, have chronic headaches or migraines, severe acne, have major medical conditions like cancer or diabetes. Moxibustion It is believed that Acupuncture, used in conjunction with Moxibustion, profoundly enhances each modality’s effects. It is the burning of a herb called “Aiye” (Mugwort) over points or areas of the body. The function is to remove blood stasis, promote blood circulation, disperse cold and relieve pain. This is particularly effective in the treatment of arthritis. TuiNa TuiNa uses a variety of hand techniques and passive and active stretching to restore correct anatomical musculo-skeletal relationships, neuromuscular patterns, and to increase the circulation of qi and blood to remove biochemical irritants. Acupoints may be selected to re-balance and harmonize the flow of qi and blood through the organ meridians (energy lines that circulate the qi or “life force”), in order to facilitate healing and prevent further injury. Cupping Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove "heat" and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues. For more information contact: Sara Tillie 250 812-9813 (call or text) saratillieacupuncture@gmail.com
Reiki Wellness

A way of well-being for the

body, spirit and mind...

Reiki Wellness offers services and products to enhance your well-being. These services are not intended to substitute any ongoing treatments, medication or programs that you might be following with your health care provider.

Sara Tillie - Acupuncture

I am a licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing in the Cowichan Valley since 2001. I was traditionally trained in China which is why I like to practice a modern approach to the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). My methods of treatment include Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Biopuncture, Reiki, Tui Na(massage), cupping and supplements. I believe in helping people focus on ongoing health by helping balance physically and emotionally. Acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points which stimulates Qi (pronounced “chee”) flow throughout the body. The principal aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole person in order to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual. Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Sara was originally taught facial acupuncture while interning for TCM acupuncture in China. There she treated facial injuries, nerve and muscle damage such as Bel’s Palsy. A few years later Sara took a course on Facial Rejuvenation as she like the idea of holistic natural beauty. Unlike Botox or dermal fillers, facial acupuncture isn’t a quick fix. The focus is use TCM acupuncture diagnosis along with facial acupuncture to benefit long term changes in the health of the skin and body, stimulate collagen and elastin which brightens skins tone, softening fine lines and wrinkles, tightens facial muscles that contour face plus other health benefits like reducing jaw tension, stimulating the lymphatic system and reducing stress and anxiety for overall wellness and balance. Sara’s treatment involves a TCM diagnosis by asking her patient what they would like to address on their face, and asking overall health questions and then making a treatment plan. Your treatment begins with a gentle massage and cleanse to your face, followed by placement of tiny painless needles on face and body where needed. Then left to relax with meditation music and feel your tension release. To enhance the treatment you will receive a combination of Gua Sha, facial cupping and/or LED infrared light and finishing with a relaxing facial massage. All of which stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well stimulate lymphatic and circulatory system. Your treatment will be anywhere from 60- 90 minutes depending on what we decided for treatment. You may choose to do 1 session to receive relaxation and a healthy uplifting glow or a series of treatments 1-2 times a week over 5- 10 weeks to address long term benefits followed by maintenance treatments. Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture is generally safe for anyone, but should be cautious/avoid if you: are pregnant, bruise easily, have high blood pressure, have chronic headaches or migraines, severe acne, have major medical conditions like cancer or diabetes. Moxibustion It is believed that Acupuncture, used in conjunction with Moxibustion, profoundly enhances each modality’s effects. It is the burning of a herb called “Aiye” (Mugwort) over points or areas of the body. The function is to remove blood stasis, promote blood circulation, disperse cold and relieve pain. This is