Acupressure Therapeutic Massage
Developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Acupressure Therapeutic massage is an ancient healing art using the fingers and other parts of the body to skillfully press key points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these trigger points are pressed, they release muscular tension, and promote circulation of blood, and the body’s life force energy to aid healing.
Acupuncture and acupressure use the same pressure points and meridians, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses gentle to firm pressure and integrates bodywork therapies, therapeutic touch, somatic work, healing imagery, energy psychology, and massage therapy techniques. Advantages of Using Acupressure include relieving pain, balancing the body, and maintaining good health.
Acupressure’s healing touch reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure therapy strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.
What other types of massages do we offer?
Sometimes you might need a combination of treatments
Often referred to as Circulatory Massage, it is specifically designed to increase blood circulations to whole body with calming effect . By using warm oil and comfortable rhythmic strokes directed towards the heart, it enhances oxygen flow and get rid of toxic from the muscles and ligaments. It shortens the recovery time from injuries of muscle sprains and spasms because circulatory massage helps to flush lactic & uric acid out of the muscle tissues.
This massage also stimulates the skin and relaxes the nervous system to reduce emotional and physical stress. Sensitive strokes combined with the oil gives the body deep rest and balance for well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage
Treatment begins with slow, firm gliding pressure to restore normal length to contracted superficial Myofascial tissues, combined with post isometric relaxation (P.I.R) stretching toward the same end. Next, the muscle lesions and adhesions are treated with deep sometimes ossilating pressure. Then the deep muscle spasms are treated with deep, sustained static pressure until they release and regain their normal resting length.
The objective of Deep Tissue Massage is to identify the shortened muscles and facia involved, as well as any muscle spasms and localized areas of tenderness. As an example, upper back pain is often caused by chronically shortened chest muscles (pectoralis major + minor) combined with spasm of deep back muscles (multifidus, rotatores.)
Also known as acupressure, is a finger pressure massage technique that is sometimes confused with acupuncture. Shiatsu massage therapy and acupuncture are founded on the Chinese meridian system. The therapist applies pressure with his thumbs, finger, and palms to specific areas of the client’s body that have been determined during an assessment period prior to the massage session. There are no needle pokes involved with Shiatsu. Massage techniques like tapping, squeezing, rubbing, and applied pressure are applied along the meridians to unblock energy blockages and reintroduce the optimal flow of ki.
- Deep muscle and tissue relaxation
- Stress reduction and management
- Releases toxins from the body
- Dis-ease preventative
- Increased flexibility Improved blood circulations
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces mental anxieties
- Balances ki (chi) Calms nervousness
- Increases mental and spiritual awareness…………………………it feels good!
A gentle technique that works through the body’s lymphatic system to activate the body’s fluid circulation and stimulate the function of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to stimulate gentle, specific, wave-like movements. In spite of its understated and delicate technique, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is one of the most powerful and satisfying types of bodywork available. The smooth pumping action has an immediate lulling and relaxing effect on your autonomic nervous system. You leave the session feeling calm and energized. The therapy involves the use of gentle manual maneuvers to aid in the re-circulation of body fluids. A very light pressure is used. Deep enough so that you do not slide over the skin, but light enough so that you do not feel anything below the skin. It is hard to believe that something so light could be so effective! Using this technique therapists are able to detect direction, rhythm, sequence, and quality of Lymph flow in the body. Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage:
- Enhances Recovery from Illness & Disease (Cancer)
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Immune System Function
- Reduces Edemas due to Sprains, Bruises, Surgery
- Repairs Tissue on the Cellular Level
- Aids in Treatment of – Sinusitis, Arthritis, Emphysema
- Oxygenates Blood & Skin Migraines, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Improves Metabolism
- Improves Skin Appearance (Burns, Acne, Scars)
- Improves Circulation
Performed by Dr. Kimi is the application of globes or plastic cups to the surface of the skin with suction that mimics the hand movements of massage therapy. The suction is created by a vacuum pump. The suction between the cup and the skin causes the skin to lift slightly from the muscles. This allows impurities and cellular waste products in the muscles and fascia (connective tissue) to be drawn towards the surface and expelled through the skin’s pores. This also releases muscle tightness and tension. Massage Cupping is used to drain excess fluids and toxins and bring circulation and blood flow to stagnant tissues and muscles. Sometimes the suction is very light to cleanse and encourage healthy lymphatic flow; sometimes the suction is stronger to loosen scar tissue or breakdown cellulite.
Massage Cupping stimulates the peripheral nervous system and because it has such calming and sedating effects, clients with high blood pressure and stress-related ailments have found this therapy very beneficial even during their first session. Massage Cupping is recommended for all conditions for which a patient would seek massage therapy.
Performed by Dr. Kimi also called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), is a noninvasive, drug-free pain management technique. By sending electrical signals to underlying nerves, the battery-powered TENS device can relieve a wide range of chronic and acute pain. TENS is used to relieve pain caused by a variety of chronic conditions, including:
- neck and lower back pain
- post-herpetic neuralgia (lingering chronic pain after an attack of shingles sciatica, pain radiating from lower back, through the legs, to the foot)
- temporomandibular joint pain osteoarthritis amputation (phantom limb)
- fibromyalgia (a condition causing aching and stiffness throughout the body)
The device is also effective against short-term pain, such as:
- shingles (painful skin eruptions along the nerves)
- bursitis (inflammation of tissue surrounding a joint)
- childbirth post-surgical pain fractures muscle and joint pain
- sports injuries menstrual cramps
Promotes relaxation and well being. This ancient therapy is known to promote the body’s own healing powers. Reflexology is more than a foot massage, it’s a natural healing therapy which is highly effective in dealing with many complaints. Reflexology is based on the principle that the foot, divided in reflex zones, is a mirror image of the body.
Each reflex zone corresponds to a part of the body. Specific manipulation and pressure of these zones reduces and eliminates blockages in corresponding glands, organs and other parts of the body. releases stress and tension improves blood circulation and activates lymph drainage assists in elimination of toxins strengthens the immune system and harmonizes vital functions enables a deep state of relaxation and well being You can dramatically improve the quality of life of friends and loved ones through this gentle touch therapy.