Chronic Pain Treatment


Claudia combines acupuncture with myofascial release, massage, cupping and infrared heat in a typical session. The combination of those healing modalities brings about a powerful healing experience. Years of experience have taught me to intuitively find the right treatment approach to each individual.



Traditional Chinese Medicine maintains that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by meridians. These meridians conduct energy, or qi between the surface of the body and its internal organs.

Qi is believed to regulate balance in the body. Acupuncture unblocks qi, thus allowing normal flow of energy to restore health to the mind and body.

Acupuncture is beneficial for common ailments such as:

Arthritis, acute and chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, whiplash, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual disorders and menopausal symptoms, emotional and psychological disorders (such as depression and anxiety), chronic fatigue, hypertension, dizziness, migraines and headaches, allergies, respiratory disorders (colds, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma), gastrointestinal conditions (such as food allergies, constipation, indigestion, chronic diarrhea and gastritis), diabetes, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, etc.



A highly successful approach to injuries of muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves and the surrounding soft tissues. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with Myofascial Release Therapy. During the session, abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with specific patient movements.



Cupping is an ancient method of healing that has proven to be especially effective for treating acute and chronic back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, sprains and swellings, digestive disorders, colds and flu, bronchitis, allergies, asthma, immune disorders, neurological disorders and many more.

Special glass jars, when placed on the skin create a strong pulling force due to their vacuum effect. The suction is said to draw out toxins and help relieve pain, by increasing blood flow and oxygen in the tissues.

Sliding cups after massaging aromatic oils into the muscles, creates a powerful reverse massage. Invigorating, freeing and energizing, which serves not only to loosen up tight muscles, but is also beneficial for the underlying organs and the immune system. Cupping works on many levels and patients report relief not only on a physical level but also psychologically and emotionally.


I have been using sports massage together with shiatsu, reflexology, polarity and Esalen massage to create a strong feeling of well being, rejuvenation, deep relaxation and increased energy. The repeated postural and traumatic insults of a lifetime, combined with the tensions of emotional and psychological origin, will often present a confusing pattern of tense, contracted, bunched and fatigued fibrous tissue.

More often than not, a combination of mental and physical stress will so alter neuro-muscular-skeletal structures as to create an identifiable physical change, which will itself be a generator of further stress, such as pain, joint restriction, general discomfort and fatigue. Many years of experience have taught me to intuitively coordinate the appropriate techniques for releasing tension and pain.