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Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is a holistic anti-ageing treatment based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to benefit face, body and mind. It offers an excellent alternative to Botox©, implants or invasive cosmetic surgery. It is evidence-based, natural and has no side effects.

How does it work?

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture stimulates blood flow and Qi energy in the facial and neck areas encouraging the production of collagen and elastin to boost skin cell rejuvenation. It tightens fibres to fortify the targeted muscle tissue. The result? Much improved facial skin tone, diminished wrinkles and a more relaxed and younger look.

What is involved in the treatment?

The initial session begins with an assessment of the client’s health, diet and lifestyle which enables me to create the best treatment plan to achieve the desired results. In the first stage of the procedure a small number of needles are inserted into the scalp, feet, hands and ears. This detoxifies and calms the recipient bringing their system into balance. Very fine needles are then applied to the points on the face and neck that target the specific issues. These are removed after 25 minutes, healing creams and serums are administered and this is followed by a shiatsu facial massage. I conclude the session with a jade roller to calm the skin and harmonise the treatment. On rare occasions, some people may experience a small bruise from a needle and this would will be dealt with during the session.

How many treatments will I need?

You will find that significant results are noticeable even after one session but, to achieve and maintain the full benefits of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture, at least 10 weekly sessions are recommended. Following this course of treatments I would advise a maintenance programme of two treatments twice a year.

What are the benefits of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture?

  • Improves facial muscle tone and dermal contraction
  • Increases natural collagen production
  • Helps to reduce or eliminate bags under the eyes
  • Helps eliminate swelling and improves metabolism
  • Helps eliminate fine lines on the face and significantly reduces large wrinkles
  • Improves hormonal balance
  • Moisturises and nourishes the skin
  • Reduces or eliminates double chin
  • Refreshes and brightens the eyes
  • Helps in a significant way in rehabilitation following facial paralysis or stroke
  • Reduces stress evident in the face
  • Promotes general health and wellness in the body
  • Decreases the aging process from within

Are there any contra-indications?

  • Having a microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, surgical facelift, Botox© or fillers within the last three months
  • Chronic migraine
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Trying to conceive, pregnant or breast feeding
  • Having a fitted pacemaker
  • During a cold or flu
  • Problems with excessive bleeding or bruising
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Treatment prices

TreatmentPrice (per session)

Initial assessment and treatment
(please allow 2 hours 15 minutes)


Subsequent treatments
(please allow 2 hours)


“Karen was an extremely professional therapist. She explained exactly what each session entailed and together we developed a session plan for each treatment. The insertion of needles was quick and virtually painless and I felt safe and comfortable in Karen’s hands. Overall I was delighted with the health and beauty benefits and I am still receiving compliments on how much tighter my skin looks”

Ann G.

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Who is Karen Ryx?

Karen is an integrated health practitioner with over 20 years of practical experience. She is trained in foot reflexology, facial reflexology, crystal healing, Qi Face and Shoulders Rejuvenating Massage, micro-system acupuncture, NADA protocol, facial enhancement acupuncture and ear-candling. Karen is a Reiki Master and Teacher in the Reiki Usui Method. She is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.

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Karen offers a wide range of appointment times, including evenings and weekends.

Payment can be made by card, bank transfer or cheque. Please note that 24 hours’ notice is required for cancellations otherwise the full fee is payable.

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Karen’s work should not be used in place of conventional medical care and you are advised not to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving. Her treatments are intended to be in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including traditional medicine. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.