Hands on Technique
Tui Na is a more modern term for Chinese deep tissue massage. It is the application of hands to the body using a rhythmic pushing and pulling ~ lifting and rolling movement. It connects to the deeper layers of tissue and the body’s natural energy system. This deep motion penetrates the visceral tension and opens the various channels in the body. Through the use of this deep, gentle technique the structure responds inherently and begins to align itself.
Lomi Lomi is a Hawaiian style of massage and healing that addresses the physical and energetic needs of the body. This light movement increases circulation and aids in clearing the lymphatic paths to drain.
Acupressure and Trigger Point therapy stem from the Chinese practice of acupuncture. This therapy uses various methods to unwind tension along the meridians and can regulate life force energy, dissolve somatic knots, relieve pain and restore flexibility to the tissues.
Auricular Therapy uses the ears as the reflex organ and can assist in pain control. Mild stimulation of the ears allows the body to respond before the direct application of hands, producing relaxation and has an overall effect.
Moxibustion is an Eastern method of balancing the meridians with indirect heat. Grabbing at the source of discomfort and dispersing the energy through an application of warming herbs.
Both Cupping and Gua Sha are part of an ancient art that draws stagnate blood and fluids to the surface. It can restore health to the capillaries by separating the tissues and returning blood flow to the skin. A more modern use of cupping is through the use of a cupping machine that regulates the pressure itself and can be used for body contouring, lymphatic drainage, and facial lifting techniques.