Certified Oil Massages
Certified Oil Massage in oriental countries is considered a standard adjunct to conventional medical practice, which is viewed differently in America. The Eastern system of massage and body work is centuries old and is still practiced by high trained clinicians as a valuable system of well being and health.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage utilizes slow strokes with direct pressure applied across the grain of the muscles with the fingers and thumbs. Deep tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissues to relieve chronic aches and pains. Its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles.
Reflexology Feet Treatment
Reflexology Treatment is based upon a system of points in the hands, feet, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. It is similar in theory to acupressure where reflexology therapists apply appropriate pressure to the pressure points to stimulate the flow of energy, thus helps relieve pain or blockages throughout the entire body.
Specialized Oriental Techniques
Acupressure is an ancient form of healing believed by some to be even older than acupuncture. It involves the use of the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Pressing on these pressure points relieves muscle tension which promotes blood circulation, which is the vital energy life force that aids in the healing process.
Tui Na (Manipulation Massage) is a form of Asian body work that has been used in China for centuries. Tui Na is directly translated as a manipulation in form and pressure which works by applying pressure to acu-points, meridians, and muscle or nerve groups to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of breath (qi). Removing or manipulating these blockages restores the balance of breath in the body which can lead to improved health and vitality. Neck, back, and should pains, sciatica, tennis elbow, and stress-related disorders are among the ailments treated.
Gua Sha (Toxin Extraction) translates to scraping or extracting toxins from the body. As the body is scraped, it pushes a build-up of fluid ahead of it. After it passes, it leaves an indentation, or vacuum, behind in which toxic fluid is drawn out to the skin’s surface from deep within the tissues. As the treated area turns purple, it indicates the blood is old and stagnant. When the skin is aglow and turns red during treatment, it is a sign that pain and stagnant blood are being removed.
Cupping is a technique in which glass cups are heated from the interior with fire to create a vacuum and then placed on the afflicted area of the body. The cup’s suction will pull at the skin and is said to “suck out” the body’s toxins. If it is done correctly, the practice can actually relieve much of the body’s discomfort caused by congestion of blood, energy, or mucus.