Photo: Sarah Lee from Surf Odyssey, Copyright Gestalten 2016
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Needle Zen: How to Prevent Injury and Enhance Your Surfing Naturally

By  Acupuncturist/Surfer

Whether you’re a veteran surfer, a weekend warrior, a stoked grom, or even surf professionally, you run the risk of hurting yourself when you step off the sand and paddle out. We are all in the hands of the mother ocean and its magnificent and powerful waves. It can frazzle us and treat us a little harsh at times.

How would you like to feel stronger but relaxed, driven but with focus, free from pain naturally? There is a type of healing practice that can help achieve all this, and it is no secret, it’s been around for thousands of years. It’s called acupuncture.

Acupuncture is nothing to be scared of. Tiny needles as thin as a hair are placed in specific areas of the body, depending on what your body needs. Often, patients become so relaxed and grounded, they drift off to a place of Zen, and fall asleep. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture increases communication with the nervous system to reset muscle spindles and restore balance while triggering the body to release natural pain killers called opiates and endorphins, both of which calm the body and mind. It tells the body to relax and heal.

Each treatment and placement of needles is unique to the individual. Maybe you have a chronic rotator cuff injury that hasn’t healed all the way and acts up with paddling. Perhaps you are nervous and anxious before a heat and need to become centered and grounded. Acupuncture can help jump start the body’s healing capabilities to that area of trauma/vulnerability, strengthening it and preventing further injury while also calming and centering the mind.

What Acupuncture can do for you: 

Boost energy naturally
Aids in post-workout recovery
Reduces inflammation
Improves overall performance level
Eases stress and anxiety
Improves focus
Improves sleep and helps insomnia
Strengthens immune system
Increases awareness

Your overall endurance and energy is enhanced with this time-tested, safe, natural and drug-free health care system. Acupuncture provides the body with what it needs to be the successful, strong, and grounded surfer you desire to be. It’s a healing powerhouse… with a little twist of Zen.

To discuss Acupuncture and how it may help you, give us a call on 08 8326 3681 or you can book online.