Moxa

Moxibustion (Moxa) is a treatment that puts warmth or heat into the body.

larajoffe.com.auThis warming treatment can assist with moving stagnation such as bruising or muscular stiffness. It also assist people who are constitutionally weak or recovering from sickness, by deeply “tonifying” and strengthening the system. People who tend to feel the cold love moxa. It can also be used in pregnancy for encouraging breech babies to turn. It feels deeply warming and relaxing.

Moxa is traditionally made from a herb called mugwort, which is pressed and rolled into sticks or small cones. The moxa is lighted and held over the skin so that it warms an area. Modern moxa comes in the form of a smokeless charcoal rather than the raw herb as the smoke can be off-putting for some clients.