Acupressure, Tui Na, Chinese Cupping and Gua Sha
Acupressure and Tui Na: Often called acupuncture without the needles, instead of needles, acupressure involves the application of manual pressure to specific points on the body. This pressure is paired with various movements, stretches, and strokes; the combination of therapies is called Tui Na.
Tui Na targets energy called "chi" or "qi" which flows along lines of energy in the body called meridians. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine if qi is blocked at any point along a meridian, it's thought to be the cause of ailments and lead to pain or disease anywhere along the meridian. Book your massage with RanDee to experience Tui Natherapy.
Chinese Cupping benefits: This technique uses cups of various sizes as suction devices on the skin. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping encourage blood flow, sedate the nervous system, relieve back pain and neck pain, muscle tension, anxiety, fatigue, and headaches. Haley, RanDee, and Nova practice this form of Chinese massage.
Gua Sha treatment: A form of Chinese massage that utilizes a Chinese soup spoon to release adhesions in muscle and connective tissue. This technique can be modified to be mild to intense depending on treatment style required or requested. Gua Sha therapy is often used to relieve muscle and joint pain. Schedule with Haley to receive Gua Sha.
Thai Foot Massage: Thai foot massage therapy, also known as Thai foot reflexology, provides an experience that heals the mind, body, and soul. Thai foot massage techniques detoxify and purify the body, providing stress relief, decreased fatigue, and restored balance.
Pressure is applied to specific areas of the feet which stimulates a reflex reaction in another part of the body, making this type of massage effective for pain management and total body health. Lindsey provides this therapeutic massage service.
When scheduling a massage treatment your therapist will ask for more information on your pain or specific ailment and will use this to develop an individualized treatment plan. Some treatments may also be integrated into a Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage.
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