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acupuncture for weight loss

LYT acupuncturist, Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac., is the practitioner for the Weight Loss Package. Jennifer has designed the program to encompass a range of holistic methods that address weight loss. The package combines diet, exercise, acupuncture and herbs to restore your body's balance and vital health.

What treatments are involved in the Weight Loss Package?

This package consists of ten weekly treatments. During the first treatment, Jennifer will conduct a lengthy Chinese Medical consultation to determine your body constitution and patterns that are contributing to your weight problem. Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs, as there are many different energetic reasons behind weight gain.

What can I expect during and after my Acupuncture Session?

Treatments will consist of auricular (ear) and body acupuncture points to balance the digestive and hormonal energies in your body. Ear seeds and magnets will be placed on specific points at the end of each session to minimize cravings and stress. Chinese herbal formulas will be used to facilitate weight loss and to bring your body back to a state of optimum health and vitality. Dietary suggestions for your body type and constitution will be recommended, as well as appropriate exercise methods.

For more information on Jennifer and the other services she offers, please see her biography.

Price

$800 - 10 sessions, 1 hour each, including ear seeds
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Practitioners:

Jennifer Taveras
L.Ac.
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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

We are electric beings with channels of dynamic energy (qi) circulating throughout our bodies and connecting us to the Universe. This qi comprises all essential activities that include the spiritual, emotional, mental, and the physical aspects of life. Qi travels throughout our bodies along "meridians" or special pathways. There are fourteen main meridians running vertically up and down the surface of our bodies. During an Acupuncture treatment, specific location points where the meridians come to the surface of the skin are easily accessible by needling, moxibustion (the burning of herbs over the skin), and acupressure.

How do Acupuncture treatments affect our health?

Health is influenced by the flow of qi in your body, in combination with the universal forces of yin and yang. If the flow of qi is insufficient, unbalanced or interrupted, yin and yang become unbalanced and illness may occur. Before illnesses manifest physically they are present as energetic imbalances. Chinese diagnostic techniques discern underlying energetic patterns and identify problems before they present as physical symptoms.

Your Acupuncture Session at LYT

At LYT, Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. is our acupuncturist and herbalist. During your treatment, Jennifer will evaluate your unique constitutional energies. Using pulse, tongue, and abdominal diagnosis, energetic imbalances are determined and then specific points on your body are stimulated to re-establish the proper circulation of qi. Chinese Medicine taps into your energetic stream, seeks to correct imbalances, and establishes equilibrium in your mind-body-spirit.

For more information on Jennifer and the other services she offers, please see her biography.

Price

Initial Visit - $125 - 1 1/2 hours
Follow up - $95 - 1 hour
$425/5 Pack. ($10 off each session)
$800/10 Pack. ($15 off each session)
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Practitioners:

Jennifer Taveras
L.Ac.
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bio energetic synchronization technique (B.E.S.T.)

What is B.E.S.T. Health Care?

The Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) is a technique developed by Dr. M. Ted Morter, and is widely used by holistic health practitioners, who recognize our bodies are more than the sum of its parts. It is a system that is state-of-the-art in balancing our Body/Mind/Memory/Soul energy fields. B.E.S.T is a physical yet non-forceful, energy-balancing procedure used to reestablish the full healing potential of our bodies. B.E.S.T. removes the interference and/or distractions that are demanding the attention of your body's healing power thereby causing an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, and ultimately leading to disease.

How does B.E.S.T. facilitate healing?

When your Body/Mind/Memory/Soul energy fields are out of balance, symptoms develop, pain is felt, and health deteriorates. Many factors affect your body's state of balance. Past and present emotional issues as well as the past and present choices made in Six Essential Areas all affect our energy field balance.

  • What we eat
  • What we drink
  • How we exercise
  • How we rest
  • What we breathe
  • What we think

B.E.S.T. treatments help to update your physical and emotional memory:

By touching certain pressure points in specific sequence, and having you think about memory stress, we have found that your body begins to re-communicate with your brain. Your brain controls all functions in your body. When your body-brain connection is strengthened, your health, balance, and sense of well-being are restored. Clinical experience has shown that by stimulating specific pressure points as part of the B.E.S.T procedure, your body not only begins to feel better but it can also repair and rebuild itself.

How will I feel after a B.E.S.T. treatment at LYT?

At LYT, our B.E.S.T. practitioner is Jennifer Moyer. After a session with Jennifer, your legs should measure even in length and your arms should be strong. This means your body is balanced. By combining your improved choices in the Six Essential Areas with this updated mind/body balance, you can achieve pain-free health over time.

For more information on Jennifer, please see her biography, and click HERE for information on B.E.S.T and the Six Essential Areas.

Price

45min - $100
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Practitioners:

Jennifer Moyer
Certified B.E.S.T. Practitioner
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Chinese Herbal Consultation

Chinese Medicine has many branches or tools that are used to bring your body into equilibrium. Chinese Herbal Medicine is an important and necessary component of treatment for those conditions where acupuncture or biomagnetic therapy may not be desired. The Chinese herbal tradition goes back thousands of years with extensive texts that detail the treatment of both internal and external medical disorders.

What can I expect during an Herbal Consultation at LYT?

Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. is the Chinese Herbalist at LYT. Her consultation consists of a full constitutional evaluation, a detailed personal history and an analysis of your diet and current medications and supplements. After a Chinese Medical diagnosis has been determined, an herbal formula will be prescribed in the form of teas, pills and/or capsules. Occasionally, tinctures, poultices, powders or syrups will also be employed.

How do I prepare and use the herbs?

There are several methods of herbal administration, and Jennifer will determine which method will work best for you during your consultation:

  • Medicinal Tea - Medicinal tea is the most effective method of herbal administration. Raw herbs (roots, barks, stems, flowers and mineral substances) are cooked and the brew drank 2-3 times daily. The therapeutic advantage of the medicinal tea is that the formulas can be customized to your unique presentation, dosages can be adjusted, and formulas further modified as your condition(s) change and improve.
  • Granules - Granules are dried herbal extracts combined and divided into individual doses. Warm water is added to make the tea. This is a simpler method of tea preparation.
  • Pills and capsules - Pills and capsules are used if you cannot tolerate the medicinal taste of the herbal teas, and prefer the convenience and portability of bottled medicine. They are sometimes preferred for chronic conditions where use of the same formula is necessary for long periods of time. The disadvantage of pills and capsules is that their composition cannot be tailored to your specific needs, and sometimes several formulas will have to be used simultaneously to achieve the most effective therapeutic outcome.

For more information on Jennifer and the other services she offers, please see her biography.

Price

$50 1/2 hour (herbs not included)
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Practitioners:

Jennifer Taveras
L.Ac.
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Craniosacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a type of massage and energy work used to discern and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system, which may be the cause of sensory, motor or intellectual dysfunction. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect your brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of your skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to your sacrum, or tailbone area.

How can Craniosacral Therapy be beneficial to my health?

This gentle yet dynamic work frees restrictions in your nervous system and allows for the free flow of energy through the connective tissues of your body, which is where the ancient Chinese believe the essential energies (qi) flow in your body.

The therapy is used to successfully treat:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • TMJ
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Motor Coordination Difficulties
  • Eye Problems
  • Central Nervous System Disorders

Craniosacral Therapy Treatments at LYT

Jennifer Taveras, L. Ac. is the Craniosacral practitioner at LYT. While the treatment is grounded in anatomical and physiological principles, Jennifer approaches the work from the spiritual perspective of opening the pathways for the smooth flow of energy from the 1st chakra (the sacrum) through the 7th chakra (the cranium). The treatments induce a deep feeling of peace and well-being. You will be asked to lie clothed on a treatment table while subtle manual pressure is applied to your head and the base of your spine. Clients tend to feel deeply relaxed during treatment, and some experience a spontaneous "unwinding" of tension, resulting from the release of physical or emotional trauma in the body.

For more information on Jennifer and the other services she offers, please see her biography and "Jennifer Taveras' Personal Story About Craniosacral Therapy".

Price

$95 - 1 hour
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Practitioner:

Jennifer Taveras
L. Ac.
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facial rejuvenation acupuncture

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. It is a gentle and holistic alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. The treatment does more than affect only your cosmetic appearance, it is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help your whole body look and feel younger. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture helps to strengthen your inherent constitutional energies, tapping into the deepest reservoirs of qi to transform your appearance from the inside. As a result, both your inner and outer well-being are renewed and revitalized.

What results can I expect after a treatment at LYT?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent after a few treatments with our Acupuncturist, Jennifer Taveras, L. Ac. Clients have observed the following after receiving Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture:

  • Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished.
  • Bags under the eyes are reduced.
  • Jowls firmed and puffiness eliminated.
  • Droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized.
  • Moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face.
  • Increased collagen production, muscle tone, and dermal contraction.
  • Tightening of the pores.
  • Brightening of the eyes.
  • Improved hormonal balance to clear acne.
  • Reduction of stress evident in the face.

For more information on Jennifer and the other services she offers, please read her biography.

Price

Initial Visit - 120min - $150
Follow up - 90min - $125
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Practitioners:

Jennifer Taveras

Jennifer Taveras
L.Ac.
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massage therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is a holistic therapy. It has an effect on our body, mind, and spirit. A massage relaxes muscles, easing and soothing aches and pains. It rejuvenates the physical and energetic body, and makes us more prepared for all that we may encounter in our daily lives. Massage involves a pressured stroking and/or kneading action applied to the muscles and soft tissues of the body.

What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Through massage therapy, tissues are manipulated to alleviate and prevent the pain of injury and muscle spasms. It reduces stress and decreases feelings of anxiety and depression, enhances relaxation, and promotes health and wellness.

Massage Therapy at LYT

There are many forms of Massage. Eddie Mui is our licensed Massage Therapist at LYT, and he offers six of the most beneficial types of massage therapy:

  • Swedish - Swedish massage uses long strokes that are firm, with light to medium pressure to promote general relaxation. It improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.
  • Sports - Sports massage combines different techniques tailored to each individual to enhance athletic performance and recuperation.
  • Deep Tissue - Deep Tissue massage utilizes firm pressure to work out adhesions in the muscle fibers.
  • Shiatsu - Shiatsu is a finger pressure technique. Pressure is applied along the meridian lines to unblock energy and stimulate circulation.
  • Reflexology - Reflexology utilizes thumb and finger pressure on the reflex points of the feet, which correspond to organs and systems in your body. Stimulating these points aids in detoxification and helps to balance your body.
  • Zero Balancing - Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. It helps relieve body aches and pain, release restrictions in movement, and provide lasting relief from emotional distress to improve overall quality of life.
  • Medical Massage - The Medical Massage treatment combines Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques to address specific problem areas or injuries. Reflexology is used to determine the state of the organs, and treat imbalances.This treatment also includes more focus on the musculature of the cranial and cervical skeletons.

Consultation with Eddie is recommended, at no extra cost, in order to choose or customize the massage treatment that best fits your needs. All treatments are performed in a warm and relaxing private room.

Price

Swedish - $110/60min. - $160/90min.
Sports - $110/60min. - $160/90min.
Deep Tissue - $110/60min. - $160/90min.
Shiatsu - $110/60min. - $160/90min.
Reflexology - $130/60min.
Zero Balancing - $140/60min.
Medical Massage - $160/90min - $220/120min
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Practitioners:

Eddie Mui

Eddie Mui
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Thai Yoga Bodywork

Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient form of massage that has its roots in India, and there are as many as ten regional variations of Thai massage. During the session, the therapist uses acupressure, a massaging/kneading motion along the meridian lines of your body, in tandem with yoga-based stretching. The therapist utilizes her own body including hands, thumbs, forearms, legs, and feet creating firm, rhythmic pressure along the meridians, and facilitating the stretches. Breath work is also incorporated in conjunction with the stretching motions.

What are the benefits of Thai Yoga Bodywork?

The massage has a calming effect on your nervous system and leaves you in a tranquil and peaceful state. Thai Yoga Bodywork improves your posture by releasing tension and adhesions in tight muscles. It helps to improve breathing capacity and overall circulation of oxygen in your blood.

What happens during a session of Thai Yoga Bodywork at LYT?

Traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork is done one-on-one on a floor mat. The session is meditative in nature, and includes calming music and aromatherapy to enhance deep relaxation. (This work does not incorporate the use of lotions or oils.) A full session may incorporate some or all of the following:

  • Pulling on your fingers and toes
  • Massaging of your face and ears
  • Cracking your knuckles
  • Arching of your back
  • Twisting of your torso
  • Lifting the limbs to stretch your entire body

Vania Bencosme is the Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner at LYT, and she will customize the session to suit your individual needs.

How should I prepare for my Thai Yoga Bodywork Session?

Please wear or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes to wear during your session. Inform Vania of any injuries or physical issues she needs to address during the massage.

For more information on Vania, please read her biography.

Price

$100 - 1 hour
$145 - 1.5 hour
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Practitioner:

Vania Bencosme

Vania Bencosme
Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner,
Levels I, II & III
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