Turning to tradition for better health
WHILE people usually turn to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for health problems, it may be able to help with weight issues too.
The past few years have seen a boom in the use of TCM methods at many slimming and beauty centres here.
Ma Kuang Biotech (MKB) TCM Wellness Centre offers services and treatments that work together with a sensible diet and exercise to improve one's health and physique.
These include TCM consultations, acupuncture, massotherapy scraping and cupping.
For those who want to slim down, the treatment methods associated with TCM offer an alternative to pills.
This is because TCM involves recuperation of the body, which - together with regular exercise and a balanced diet - can help one to lose weight naturally.
At MKB, the Abdominal Detox Massage, which invovles acupressure and massage with essential oils, is the most popular treatment.
It may strengthen the body, stimulate metabolism, promote lymphatic circulation, help with the excretion and reduce the accumulation of body waste.
This massage is most suitable for people who suffer from bowel problems, stomach bloating or indigestion, as well as those with weight problems.
Those who wish to just tone their body can benefit from the treatment, too.
Ma Kuang is now offering first-time customers selected massages and treatments at the promotional price of just $38.
These include the 30-minute Abdominal Detox Massage and 30-minute Slimming Acupuncture; 30-minute Stress Relief Massage and Cupping; 30-minute Therapeutic Lymphatic Bust Massage (with acupuncture at an additional $50) and 60-minute TCM Facial Rejuvenating Treatment.
MKB TCM Wellness Centre (Orchard) is located at Pacific Plaza, #06-04 (Tel: 6339-6580).
MKB TCM Wellness Centre (Ang Mo Kio) is located at Block 722, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-2829 (Tel: 6459-3882).
Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.makuang.com.sg