Is offered in several forms within the clinic. Modalities are as followed:
Using the acupuncture treatment theory, Oriental Massage invigorates and balances the body's Qi energy and is strongly therapeutic. Many conditions can be successfully treated with these medical massage therapies. The style of massage used in our clinic combines both Tui-na, Shiatsu and Acupressure techniques.
The medical massage of China is a vigorous flowing style using quick rolling, rubbing and squeezing pressures. It strongly reduces body tension and activates blood flow. Every session uses powerful classic methods specific to each presenting health complaint. Suction cupping, and warming herbal oils are often used.
This Japanese massage therapy opens the flow of blocked energies that develop from stressful living and illness. The Shiatsu therapist uses thumb, finger, palm and elbow pressure to stimulate or calm the activity of specific organs of the body. Muscles and joints become mobile and limbs feel light and clear. It vitalises circulation, improves energy levels and calms nerves. Shiatsu is performed through a cloth blanket or clothing so you remain warm and comfortable.
The same point and meridian theory of acupuncture applies with acupressure. As opposed to the use of needles puncturing skin, the practitioner will use hands, fingers, elbows or knees to place pressure on the points. The pressure will help stimulate the points, enhancing circulation and promoting the function of the internal and external body, which the meridians transverse.
Therapeutic massage involves an effective combination of Chinese massage (tuina) and acupressure to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation for both acute and chronic muscular conditions.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. The scientific manipulation and assessment of soft tissue for the prevention of injuries and therapeutic purposes, involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body, while maintaining good physical condition and health, through mobilizing and improving muscle tone, promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation, and producing therapeutic effects on all systems of the body.
A type of massage administered while the client is clothed and seated in a specially-designed chair. It allows the massage therapist to massage the muscles of the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Sessions normally last 10-20min.
Gua Sha is a Chinese technique meaning to scrape or rub. Sha is a 'reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash'. Sha is the term used to describe Blood stasis in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as petechiae. Gua Sha is one technique that intentionally raises petechiae. Gua Sha is applied at the yang surface of the body: the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, and limbs. Markings can last 2-5 days depending on the quality of the patient’s blood circulation.