uses oils to glide over the surfaces of the body facilitating release of tension in muscle tissue, releasing constrictions of the connective tissue, and calming the mind and emotions.
Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)
follows Chinese Medical Theory and uses acupressure to balance the energy pathways. Tui na is used synergistically with acupuncture to encourage healing of musculoskeletal conditions as well as many internal conditions.
Tui na facilitates healing in a wide variety of complaints from frozen shoulder, golfer’s elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome to asthma, hypertension, and heart disease.
When Plant Medicine is incorporated in the form of moxibustion, essential oils, liniments, plasters, and poultices the body changes even more rapidly toward a healthy state.
Deep Tissue Massage
focuses on specific muscle groups and targets holding patterns and areas with pain or problematic injuries. Deep does not always mean deep pressure. Proper breathing should be incorporated to allow the muscles to release rather than using force.
originated in Japan and means finger pressure. Customarily performed over loose fitting clothes using range of motion and acupressure to open the channels of energy that flow through the body. Using Chinese Medical Theory, these blockages are released and the patient leaves feeling balanced, centered, and relaxed.