classic chinese massage
Practiced in China for more than 4,000 years, Tuina is a deeply penetrating and vigorous massage and acupressure therapy. Tuina is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that stimulates the flow of qi to promote balance and harmony within the body using many of the same principles of acupuncture. By applying pressure to meridians, acupoints, and groups of muscles and nerves, Tuina removes blockages and works deeply with the positive energy of the body.
Unlike Western massage techniques, Tuina goes beyond the muscles, bones, and joints to work with the body on a deeper, energetic level.
Tuina massage can be used to treat pain and illness or to maintain good health. The technique is effective in reducing stress, encouraging relaxation, and deepening sleep.
Want a light, soothing massage that is gentle enough to put you to sleep on the table? Relaxation massage can do that for you.
The main goal of this massage is to fully relax, as well as to reduce physical and emotional stress. A relaxation massage may also temporarily lower blood pressure and help manage stress-related afflictions, leading to a small immunity boost. This massage also stimulates the release of serotonin and dopamine, which are the happy chemicals that promote a feeling of well-being.
Relaxation Massage is beneficial for relieving everyday stress, loosening any general tension in the muscles, and giving an overall feeling of well-being.
Deeply relaxing, it penetrates to a soul level and gets you in the zone where your body and mind realign.
Shiatsu was developed in Japan and is based on ancient Chinese medical practices such as acupuncture and tuina. Although the word shiatsu translates literally from the Japanese as ‘finger pressure’, in practice, the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees, and feet are used to apply pressure to various parts of the body.
Pressure can be gentle or firm, depending on the condition being treated. In addition to being a deeply relaxing experience, Shiatsu helps relieve stress, treat pain and illness, and contributes to a patient's overall health and wellbeing.
Shiatsu regulates the automatic nervous system activity and stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic, and hormonal systems.