I mostly lurk here, but I learn so much just from reading that I rarely have a question. However, I know there are some here who are of Chinese descent who may be able to help me keep from "putting my foot in it" so to speak.
A couple of weeks ago, I injured myself during my workout at the gym. It wasn't so bad at first, but after a couple of days I was in serious pain. Since I knew it was a strictly muscular issue, I was reluctant to go to the doctor because I really didn't think a steroid shot or pain killers would be the best solution. My mother has some clients who have a Chinese acupressure clinic, so she suggested I go there. I have gone a couple of times and things are improving quite a bit. However, since they have been my mother's clients for a long time and she has helped them with a lot of stuff, they would not accept any payment from me.
So my question is what is an appropriate way to thank them. Obviously I have thanked them verbally, but in addition I would like to do something more. The treatments have helped tremendously and are actually fixing the issue instead of masking it. Normally I would bake a batch of cookies or send a nice fruit basket to their office, but I am not sure if that is appropriate. The head of the practice is an older Chinese gentleman and I don't want to accidentally give offense.
So, wise eHellions, what do you suggest as a way to say thank you for their help?