Acupressure and Massage Therapies

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       Acupressure 
       Applied Kinesiology and Muscle Testing
       Acupressure Emotional Clearing
       Polarity Therapy
       Shiatsu 
       Chinese Therapeutic Massage
       Tui-Na
       Deep Muscle Therapy
       Neuromuscular Therapy
       Foot Reflexology 

ACUPRESSURE

 There are many forms and styles of Acupressure. They are a hands on therapy using finger, thumb and hand pressure and massage.  They are treatments that focus on stimulating the acupuncture points in either a specific protocol or to target a specific areas to bring about an acupuncture type treatment with out needles. This is a treatment for children and needle phobics
or someone who just  loves the hands on approach. These forms of healing are used in conjunction with an acupuncture  treatment or by individual technique or in a combination of several of the therapies.  

POLARITY THERAPY

 This is an acupressure system based on the ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine, which is over
6,000 years old and is considered the mother of all other systems. However I am sure the Chinese,
the Japanese, the greeks and a few others would want to challenge  that.  It is based on the ancient science of the Vedas. While it incorporates points also found in traditional Chinese acupuncture they are worked with in a unique way by using points in opposite parts of the body that are in an opposite polarity. In this healing system, just like the atom has spinning invisible forces of opposite polarity, so does the human body. The polarized rivers of energy must flow through the entire body for health.
Accidents, inharmony etc can cause blocks and interference with the healthy flow of this energy and 
polarity therapy is a gentle protocol to bring about balance and health. It is very relaxing and I have 
experienced and seen great improvements in back, hip and shoulder pain and problems in the abdomen and more. 

SHIATSU

 This is an acupressure technique originating in Japan. Shi means finger and atsu means pressure. However the Shiatsu technique refers to the use of fingers and palm of one's hand to apply pressure to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting imbalances of the body and for maintaining and promoting health. It is also a method contributing to the healing of specific illnesses.  Meridian Shiatsu  incorporates points on the Chinese meridian system along with points related to the central and automomic nervous systems.
Research found  statistically significant improvements  in symptoms in a large number of participants with high stress levels and muscular and joint problems showing the most improvement. This therapy has a long history in Japan.

Shiatsu treatments are relaxing and invigorating. The treatment starts at the end on one meridian and follows it to the end to a connecting channel and goes along the next until all the major points
have been worked along all the major meridians.  

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

 Chinese Therapeutic Massage is a firm but gentle and relaxing massage that incorporates stimulating acupuncture points while working out stagnant energy, lymph and blood. It is targeted towards restoring range of motion, relieving pain and muscle tension.  

TUI-NA

 

This is a unique form of Chinese therapeutic massage that stretches, soothes and nurtures the
skin and muscles to relieve tension  and  help relieve pain. 

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DEEP MUSCLE THERAPY

 This is deep muscle work but can be shallow muscle too. This technique is given for those who
need to get the interstitial fluids in the muscle fibers flowing after sitting a stuck and stagnant block
to the free flow of the muscle fibers thereby releasing tension, hardness, inflammation and pain.
This technique also works for reducing and getting rid of cellulite.  

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY

  Through a combination of manipulation of the soft tissue, myofascial release, positional release, cranial manipulation and trigger point therapy acute and chronic myofascial , muscular and nerve pain  and discomfort may be eliminated. Neuromuscular therapy enhances the function of joints, muscles and bones. The trigger points are specific myofascial points used to relieve pain and often overlap acupuncture points and using static pressure on these points integrated with massage and movement pain and dysfunction can be relieved. 

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

 This is a massage treatment that works on points on the bottom of the feet to relax the whole body and even can help relieve pain in other parts of the body. The theory of the reflexology treatment is it helps to break up tiny uric acid crystals that can form on the bottom of the feet.
This then can help the body to heal. I have seen some interesting health improvements with this
treatment including the release of a tail bone and all the pain that  went with it.  

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