Massage relaxes muscle tension and increases local circulation to relieve discomfort. Chiropractic reliably reduces misalignments in bony structures, and generally does not spend time treating the muscles surrounding the bony structures before and after re-alignment. As a result, many patients of chiropractic complain of a rebound effect following treatments. Tui-Na treats the muscular tension surrounding bony structures in such a way as to minimize the rebound effect immediately following treatments.
Tui-Na is a medical massage originating in China over 5,000 years ago around the time acupuncture emerged. Tui-Na uses traditional Chinese medical theory as a basis for treatment. Concepts of Qi (ch’i, chi, or ki) energy, blood, Yin & Yang, and essence play pivotal roles. In ancient times, medical therapy was often classified as either “external” or “internal” treatment. Tui-Na is one of the external methods thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly and on infants. Today, Tui na is subdivided into specialized treatment for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, etc. In modern China, many hospitals include Tui-Na as a standard aspect of treatment. Tui-Na has branched into many styles of massage including Swedish and Shiatsu due to its simplicity and effectiveness.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
massage uses gliding, warming strokes (effleurage), kneading movements (petrissage), circulative pressures (friction), small shaking techniques (vibration), and hacking or tapping (tapotement), the purpose of these tools are to reinvigorate the blood in the circulatory system and stimulate it back toward the heart while assisting the body to eliminate waste and toxic debris via lymph nodes. Typically, we ask for the patient to disrobe and drape themselves under a sheet and blanket atop of a massage table. We use either oil or lotion to the clients preference, in order to work while exercising privacy by only exposing the portion of body we are working upon at that moment with our draping techniques.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofascial therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial therapy is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.