Yoga Class Schedule January 2019

I’ve posted the yoga classes for January.  I designed the lunch time Energizing Vinyasa Flow class as a midday revitalizer.  Undo the stress knots and muscle aches then return to your day activities refreshed.  The evening Vinyasa Flow + Restorative class soothes aches and stiffness then prepares you for evening time wind-down and relaxation.

Yoga Classes Taught by Desiree Merulli L.Ac., EAMP, RYT
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Lunch Hour Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga-FREE

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class rooted in power Vinyasa to enhance your fluidity & strength. Use your breath to build heat, release toxins, & regain focus.

 

1/2 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
1/9 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
1/23 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
1/30 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga

 

Evening Vinyasa Flow + Restorative Yoga-$15

This class begins with an energizing power flow to enhance your fluidity and strength. We transition with breath work to revitalize as we encourage your fascia to release and heal your connective tissues. Then relax with gentle supported poses to free up body-mind tensions so you may fully relax for an extended Savasana.

 

1/8 6:00-7:00 Tuesday Vinyasa Flow + Restorative Yoga
1/15 6:00-7:00 Tuesday Vinyasa Flow + Restorative Yoga

 

All levels & everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

Where: 
All Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor

As space is limited, Please Reserve Your Space Here!

 

 

Take Time For Your Wellness In December!

This month, take time for yourself at Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness.

I’m offering two specially priced self care packages during your busiest time of the year. Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself!

Both packages are offered for a limited time. Available for pre-purchase online only until December 31, 2018. Not combinable with other offers or insurance. First come, first served.

Thank you for being a part of my practice.

Peace and health,

Desiree

 

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy 60 Minutes + Scalp Massage $130 ($150 Value)

Book Your Self Care Now!Himalayan Salt stones are incorporated into gentle bodywork, targeting the power of the meridians to relax and restore the body. Your luxuriant treatment integrates Eastern Medicine, Thermal, and Salt Mineral Therapies + a scalp massage infused with organic essential oils.

 

 

Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation + Celluma LED Light Therapy $145 ($165 Value)

Lift & sculpt the face while revitalizing your body from within. Promotes collagen production & reduces acne, wrinkles & stress in the face. Includes indulgent, face massage + Celluma LED Light Therapy session. Upgrade your skin and wellbeing!

 

 

Black Friday Event – Acupuncture + Massage Package!

I wanted to wish you and your family a peaceful Holiday season.

I’m offering a special promotion on one of my most popular treatments. I am offering a limited number of packages at the promotional rate from 11/22-11/27.

Thank you for being a part of my practice.

Peace and health,

Desiree

 

Acupuncture + Massage Package

BLACK FRIDAY OFFER!

For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 11/22-11/27. Prepaid online purchase only. Not combinable with other offers or insurance. First come, first served.

Acupuncture + Massage Package

Indulge in the ultimate combination of uplifting energy and Zen-like relaxation!

Come in for a seasonal acupuncture tune-up + 30-minute wellness massage.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

GET YOUR BLACK FRIDAY OFFER!

Look And Feel Your Best With Cosmetic Acupuncture

60 Minute Treatment

While any acupuncture treatment will make you look and feel better, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture specifically focuses on improving your appearance while simultaneously treating the underlying factors contributing to the aging process.

Each session includes evaluation, treatment, plus soothing massage of face.  You may add-on LED Light Therapy during your session.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation FAQ

How does it work?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture includes body points to stimulate metabolism, whole body rejuvenation, and healing from within.   This activates deep relaxation of the body and mind. Strategically placed facial points lift and tone the face, while stimulating collagen to fill in fine lines and soften skin.

 

What happens during each session?

During your first treatment, we will discuss your health history and treatment goals.  I will then place the points and allow you to rest comfortably one the treatment table.  Most people fall into a restorative sleep as I am placing the points.  After your rest period, the points are removed, and you will receive a gentle face and scalp massage to promote further circulation and relaxation.

 

What is the course of treatment?

The initial course of treatment is 12 sessions administered twice weekly followed by monthly or quarterly maintenance visits.  Most people report they have a radiant glow and feel better after the first session.  The effects become most noticeable and lasting around the seventh session.  Everyone responds differently depending on his or her constitution and lifestyle.  After the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions prolong the results for 5-10 years.

Recommendations for at home care such as self-massage, exercise and a healthy diet are tailored to the individual.

 

Do I need a separate series of treatments for each area of concern?

No.  We will treat all your facial rejuvenation concerns comprehensively.

I have studied three different styles of Cosmetic Acupuncture and have formulated my own protocol, customized to the individual.  My treatment philosophy is to lift and tone all the facial and neck structures while promoting collagen and elastin to flourish in the tissues.  I also “spot” treat the specific areas of concern as this varies with everyone.

 

Does it really work?

A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment.  Acupuncture has been treating and preventing illnesses for thousands of years.  The efficacy of acupuncture is due to its direct effect on balancing the body’s bioelectric system.

 

Why should I choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over cosmetic surgery?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a holistic way to look and feel better without surgery. It costs far less than cosmetic procedures and is safe and effective. No extended recovery time is needed and it provides a natural way to refresh your appearance while enhancing your overall health and wellbeing.

 

Can I have Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture if I have had cosmetic surgery, Botox or injectable fillers?

Yes.

Acupuncture helps to speed healing and stimulates your natural collagen production and cell metabolism.  We will work together to optimize your results and other procedures.

Botox: I recommend waiting 2 weeks after Botox before acupuncture on the face.

Cosmetic Fillers: The cosmetic-type injectable fillers take about 7-10 days to integrate into your skin’s collagen structure.  We would work around the injected area during that timeframe.

Cosmetic Surgery: If you are having a surgical procedure, I recommend non-cosmetic acupuncture treatments before and after your surgery to increase your body’s healing mechanisms.  Acupuncture before surgery will boost your immunity, and acupuncture post surgery will help speed your recovery and reduce swelling.

 

What can be achieved by treatment?

Used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may eliminate as many as 5-15 years from the face. The cumulative stress, tension and emotions held in the face and body are released, allowing your authentic glow to emerge.  More than just a cosmetic procedure, the rejuvenation process helps your whole body look and feel better.

  • Improve firmness of your neck & face
  • Eliminate facial puffiness
  • Reduce bags around the eyes
  • Eliminate fine lines and diminish the appearance of deeper wrinkles
  • Improve your metabolism
  • Increase collagen production and cell renewal
  • Balance hormones and reduce acne
  • Improve facial color and circulation
  • Minimize double chins
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  • Reduce stress in the face
  • Bring out your natural glow
  • Slow the aging process from within
  • Better sleep and energy

 

Do I need to take time off work while undergoing treatment?

No downtime is required and many people come in on their lunch hour.  If you are doing facial rejuvenation for a special event, I recommend completing your sessions  2-4 weeks ahead of your event.  For individuals who are on blood thinners or bruise easily, Arnica gel/cream and pellets can help minimize bruising.  Reducing sugar, processed foods and alcohol before and during treatment will lower inflammation systemically and reduce any chances of bruising.

 

Post Treatment Care

After treatment, please keep yourself protected from wind, and extreme temperature changes.  You are encouraged to rest, drink plenty of water and eat moderately.

Treatment Packages Available.

Book your free consultation today.

 

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Revitalize your body, mind & spirit…

Celluma LED Light Therapy FAQ

A: Celluma is a light therapy device for treating wrinkles, acne & pain conditions.

Q: How does it work?

A: Celluma helps compromised cells regenerate.

Q: How does it help with pain & skin conditions?

A: It increases the production of collagen & elastin, increases blood circulation and decreases inflammation.

Q: How long does it take to work?

A: Most people feel, or see, an improvement with one or two uses.

Q: But does it really work?

A: Yes! NASA developed the technology embedded in Celluma.

Q: Will I feel anything?

A: No, there is little or no sensation; Celluma helps tissue heal naturally from the inside out. Afterwards you should feel rejuvenation and experience less pain.

 

You’re Invited! Free Yoga Classes September-November

I have posted 2 new yoga class series and wanted to invite you to attend. My classes are all levels, focused on the beginner as well as the advanced student. You are welcome to join anytime, and participate at the level that works for you or you may simply rest on the mat and take a break from your day. 🙂

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Energizing Vinysasa Flow

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction. Sequence rooted in power Vinyasa to enhance your fluidity and strength. Use your breath to build heat, release toxins, & regain focus. All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
9/6 Thursday 1:15-2:15
9/12 Wednesday 2:15-3:15
9/27 Thursday 1:15-2:15
10/4 Thursday 1:15-2:15
10/11 Thursday 11:45-12:45
10/18 Thursday 2:15-3:15
10/24 Wednesday 12:15-1:15
11/1 Thursday 1:15-2:15
11/8 Thursday 11:45-12:45
11/15 Thursday 1:15-2:15
11/21 Wednesday 1:15-2:15
11/29 Thursday 1:15-2:15

Restorative Flow Yoga

Refresh & restore deeply with mindfulness. Focus on your breath as a tool to enhance the elasticity of your fascia and heal your connective tissues. Gentle supported poses are held longer to allow the body & mind to release tension so you may fully relax for an extended Savasana. All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
9/20 Thursday 1:15-2:15
10/4 Thursday 5:15-6:15

As space is limited, it is helpful to me if you register for the classes online or let me know and I’ll register you.

Mats provided. ☺

Where:
All Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor  509 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

Cost:
Free

Classes are be posted Online for easy reference and registration.

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

Celebrating 20 Years! + 3 New Services

This month I’m celebrating 20 years in business!

I’m excited to introduce 3 new services at a special event rate for you!

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

New Package: Acupuncture + Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy

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For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 8/8-8/12.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

Acupuncture + Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy Package Special Offer $144 ($180 Value)

Indulge yourself with this luxurious wellness treatment package! Includes 30-Minute Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy with your Acupuncture treatment. This serene treatment integrates Eastern Medicine, Thermal, and Salt Mineral Therapies to provide deep healing and relaxation.

New Service: Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy

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For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 8/8-8/12.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy 60 Minutes. Special Offer $112 ($140 Value)

Your luxuriant treatment integrates Eastern Medicine, Thermal, and Salt Mineral Therapies to provide you with healing benefits including:
* Enhanced Circulation
* Restored Sense of Wellness
* Reduced Inflammation
* Restful Sleep
* Deep Relaxation
* Lifted Mood

New Service: Dry Brush Skin Detox + Silk Polish

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For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 8/8-8/12.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

Dry Brush Skin Detox & Silk Polish Special Offer $64 ($80 Value)

Combining East and West philosophies, I created this exclusive 3-step protocol to enhance your weight loss and wellness treatments while giving you glowing skin.

First your skin is gently brushed with exfoliating gloves to remove dry skin and activate your lymphatic system. Next, Ayurvedic silk gloves polish and infuse your skin with nourishing silk amino acids, while further detoxifying your lymphatic system.

Your skin will then relish a hydrating mist infused with rose and citrus.

Optional Add-on: Get the ultimate glow with an application of organic hydrating balm for an additional $15.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy

Now Booking At Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness!

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This luxuriant treatment integrates Eastern Medicine Meridian Channels, Thermal, and Salt Mineral Therapies to provide healing benefits including:

  • Enhanced Circulation
  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Restful Sleep
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Lifted Mood
  • Restored Sense of Well being

Himalayan Salt stones are incorporated with gentle bodywork, targeting the power of
 the meridians to relax and restore the body.

30 Minute and 60 Minute sessions available.  Book Now

NEW! Celluma LED Light Therapy at Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness

 

 

 

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What is Light Therapy?

 

Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.  The energy is used to improve cellular performance.  

Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.  Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone and wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.

 

How Does Light Energy work?

Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light (photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components. In an article, “Therapeutic Light” – by Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”

 

What is Celluma?

Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbedby different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. 

Celluma LED Light Therapy is available as an add-on service to any treatment at Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness.  Ask How Celluma May Benefit You & Your Family