Health is the proper relationship the microcosm, which is man
and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship. Dr. Yeshe Donden, Physician to the Dalai Lama
There are many forms of Asian-Chinese Massage Therapy. These include Shiatsu, Thai massage and Tuina Massage. These therapies can be done clothed, providing the clothing is lose and allows movement. This is a nice option for those who prefer clothed treatment. They can also be done over the skin with appropriate draping and use of oils as needed.
These forms of massage involve rhythmic compressions into the muscle tissue, working the meridians, acupressure points and more. Range of motion and stretching are also a part of the treatment.
These therapies improve flow of energy, relieve muscle tension, decrease pain, improve circulation and lymphatic flow. They facilitate muscle suppleness, joint circulation and health of the skin and neuro-endocrine system. Asian massage stimulates the immune system and decreases stress. Very importantly, when received on a regular basis they radically improve body awareness. This has a calming effect on the nervous system and can awaken consciousness. Injury becomes less common and self healing is awakened.
I use a combination of techniques and use medium pressure making it a good fit for most people. Sixty and 90 minute sessions are available.
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