Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is one of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The treatment is carried out using disposable needles on points located mainly on meridians, places where energy passes through. Each meridian is in relation to others and in connection with organs, systems, senses, etc.

If the energy is weak, blocked, or even in excess, imbalances may manifest themselves at different levels and in different ways in each person.

The objective of the treatment is then to restore harmony in the energy flow and to reinforce the weakness that has manifested itself to prevent another disorder.

The areas in which acupuncture is beneficial are varied and numerous: ENT disorders, colds, sinusitis, breathing difficulties, palpitations, digestive disorders, bloating, gastric acidity, pre-menstrual pain, menopause, anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, tendino-muscular pains, etc.

The diagnosis is made by taking into account the person as a whole. A questionnaire, observation, palpation and pulse-taking will help to decide how to act to restore balance. This is why two people with the same symptoms will not necessarily have the same treatment.

In practice it may happen that certain points are stimulated by acupressure, using pressure on a point instead of using a needle.

Suction cups are also sometimes used, painless and effective, this technique can, for example, relieve back pain.

Moxibustion can be an alternative to puncture or an important complement. It consists in stimulating a point by bringing heat to it.

Finally, Tui-Na, an oil-free massage, can release tension and allow both blood and energy to circulate again.

In acupuncture, the diagnosis made is based on a different approach to Western medicine and therefore in no way replaces medical advice or treatment.

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage
Taking care of yourself

 

Therapeutic massage combines several recognized techniques, mainly classical massage, and is performed on different parts of the body following the meridian paths of Chinese medicine. The pressures exerted are variable and the main objective is to release blockages in order to give the body the vitality necessary to regain harmonious functioning.

Its benefits are at all levels: first of all on the musculoskeletal system (system allowing mobility), it relieves muscular tension and participates positively in the reduction of pain. It stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, strengthens the immune system, promotes various functions such as digestion, elimination, skin tissue nutrition, etc…

Finally, its general action acting on the nervous system, it also provides a great physical and mental relaxation, thus making it possible to better fight against various neurovegetative disorders such as stress or insomnia.

Therapeutic massage is an ally in terms of prevention for health and a valuable tool in addition to medical treatment without replacing it.

I use organically grown oils, including a neutral base oil that is suitable for both children and pregnant women.

Composition of the massage oil Bio neutral :
100% vegetable oils certified Organic, Ecocert and AB
Mixture of organic vegetable oils sesame, sunflower, apricot kernels, sweet almond
Warranty :
– without essential oil
– preservative-free
– dye-free
– without synthetic fragrance
– no petrochemical derivatives (no paraffin or silicone)
– without raw material of animal origin
– Not tested on animals

My career path

It was in 2003 that I discovered massage therapy, in the middle of preparing for a federal exam in personnel management. I was then very surprised by the benefits of this practice which allowed me to approach my exams more serenely.

In 2004, I began training in Therapeutic Massage at the Espace Mieux Être. One of the first to receive massages is an atypical patient, my horse, an English thoroughbred, reformed from the races I was given to avoid an unhappy end. Quickly his health improves, he metamorphoses and becomes more confident. This unusual practice at the time appeals to some people and I start massaging riders, sometimes also their horses (http://www.fge.ch/fr/News/Finales-genevoises-de-dressage-2005-1.html see 4th paragraph before the end).

At this time I carry out my new activity in the evenings and at weekends in addition to my work.

Curious and eager to learn a complementary approach to mobilize energy in a more precise way, I became interested in acupuncture. Convinced by the power of this age-old art, I began training at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Energy and Acupuncture in 2013 and graduated in 2017.

Fascinated by the many discoveries made during my training and personal endeavours, I opened my practice in January 2016.

Rates

Rates

 

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
ASCA approved (conventional insurers) and RME approved (conventional insurers)

Session 1 hour chf 120.-

Therapeutic Massage
Agréée ASCA (conventional insurers)

Session 1 hour chf 120.-
Session 30 minutes (e.g. back massage) chf 60.-

Gift voucher

You want to share your discovery and make people discover the benefits of a therapeutic massage? The Gift Voucher is a good option…

Possibility to order by email, and to send by post on receipt of payment.

My Contact

I work by appointment only, you can contact me at :

Phone : 079 307 00 98
Email : cabinet@fabienne-ritter.ch

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (from 09h30 until 19h00)
11, rue de Cornavin
1201 Genève
(on the upper floor, in the ES lift and exit to the left or at the top of the stairs on the right)



Public transport
Tram : 14, 15 et 18
Bus : 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 25, 61, F, G+
Stops: Coutance, Goulard (as close as possible) or
Gare Cornavin

Parkings
Public parking of the Gare de Cornavin
Parking of Manor
Parking of Centre Commercial des Cygnes


You can also consult the “at home” tab if you are interested in this alternative.