1) How long have you been in business:
Centered Stillness has been in business since 2001. Owner Lianne DeMieri completed her Aesthetics License in 2001, her Massage Therapy License in 2005, and her Acupuncture License in 2011. Lianne graduated from New York College of Health Professions for Massage Therapy, and the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Acupuncture. Lianne has experience working with clients of all ages and ailments, and specifically tailors her treatments to meet each individual’s needs.
2) Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, our team will do our best to accommodate clients located throughout Albany and the Capital Region.
3) What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 24 hour cancellation notice. If you would like to change your appointment, please call us no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid being charged for your appointment.
4) What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage therapy can relieve or reduce stress, anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, and more.
5) Does acupuncture hurt?
Even though a needle is being inserted into the skin, acupuncture is virtually painless.
6) Is acupuncture safe?
The US FDA classifies acupuncture needles as medical instruments and has assured their safety and effectiveness. When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner acupuncture is safe and effective, free from negative side effects. Acupuncture needles are a lot smaller than standard hypodermic needles and they do not draw blood and are not hollow.
7) How often are acupuncture needles used?
Acupuncture needles are single use, sterilized, and pre-packaged.
8) How does acupuncture work?
Studies have shown that acupuncture points have significantly more electrical conductivity than areas of skin without acupuncture points. Acupuncturists feel your pulse and look at your tongue to gain a better understanding of what is going on inside the body. Acupuncture is high individualized, for example if 50 people with the common cold received acupuncture, all 50 people could have different acupuncture points in their treatments.