Christine Asuncion, Licensed Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine Practitioner & Owner
Iao Acupuncture & Spa
147 N. Market St., Wailuku
The basics about yourself and spa or salon:
My name is Christine Asuncion, LAc, owner of I’ao Acupuncture & Spa, a zen inspired Oriental wellness center offering acupuncture, Chinese medicinal herbs, acupuncture facial rejuvenation using organic & wild crafted herbs and our specialty warm jade stone style massage & Thai massage. In addition, we offer state of the art adjunctive treatments such as our high quality far-infrared sauna with jade stones & Turbosonic wholebody vibrational therapy.
We just got approved and are now accepting insurance plans like Kaiser so long as your policy covers it.
When did the spa/salon open?
What is the square footage of the spa or salon?
1600 sq ft
What are the amenities in the spa or salon?
Traditional Japanese acupuncture
Acupuncture facial rejuvenation treatments using organic & wild crafted facial products with the use of real jade stones
TurboSonic whole body vibrational therapy
High quality far-infrared sauna with power heated jade stones that detox, warm & restore the body
How many years experience in the industry?
What got you started in the spa, salon or wellness industry? When was this?
In 1997, I orginally was going for my Master of Science degree in physical therapy but got snatched up by the philosophy & effectiveness of Acupuncture & Oriental medicine instead.
Please give me one fitness tip:
Sitting still & deep breathing takes one’s energy to a centered state of mind
Restore the body with electrolyte hydration…
What is your personal favorite spa or salon therapy and where and when you indulge in it.
Treme at the Grand…. on Diva’s night out it is a great place to soak & have some “me” time.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 20 something:
Drinking green tea & using Jadience wild crafted & organic products will help to address any hormonal issues is a great way for a 20 something to start his/her journey forward into great health.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 30 (the new 20):
Get acupuncture!! This is a crucial age period when one is feeling their way to a productive life…Drinking green tea & using Jadience wild crafted & organic products to cleanse & keep fresh both face & body as they are needing guidance at this stage of life.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 40 something (I know we stopped counting a decade ago):
Get acupuncture!!! Along side using Jadience wild crafted & organic products for a full nurturing, nourishing & supporting whole body treatment. Life continues to be filled up with more substance & sustenance that a 40 something really needs encouragement in their minds & body. Getting acupuncture really helps one to stay connected & balanced at this age group.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 50 and up:
Get acupuncture!!! Drink ginger, green &/or white tea. Using Jadience wild crafted & organic products is a outstanding way to build, nourish & support an aging body gracefully & with style. Life should only be getting better from here so receiving acupuncture to encourage independency is a must!
Please name your most popular retail item and what it does.
Elete electrolytes… they are the pure form of electrolytes that my patients easily & willingly drop in their water or soup or drinks of any kind to stay hydrated & refreshed. It helps to support the body regenerating it with fluids and addresses those athletes and non-athletes who often experience cramps or muscle aches & pains.