Treatments You Deserve
“Shiatsu” is a Japanese word meaning “finger pressure”. It is a “hands-on” therapy used both as a compliment to conventional medicine and as a preventative / alternative therapy. Shiatsupractors perform Shiatsu by pressing with their thumbs, fingers and palms on Shiatsu points throughout the body to enhance the body’s natural healing ability and prevent the progression of disease.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. In these therapy treatments, the therapist uses long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. Wanna try? Just call us today.
In China, medical therapy was often classified as either “external” or “internal” treatment. Tuina was one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for stressful persons. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.