Tuina is a form of Chinese bodywork, or massage based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The benefits of Tuina tend to be more effective than other commonly used massage therapies because the practitioner is trained not only in massage therapy but also in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This allows the practitioner to not only work muscles and tendons but also to open the body's energy/qi along the affected meridian, quickly alleviating pain from stagnated blood and energy in muscles and along meridians.
The practitioner will knead, roll, press and rub affected areas to get the energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles. Other techniques the practitioner may use would be stimulation of acupressure points, stretching, traction, and range of motion exercises.
Tuina is useful to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal issues including stress, headaches, insomnia, and more.
Tuina is most effective when used in addition to acupuncture treatments.
Cupping is a manual therapy often used in addition to acupuncture or tuina treatments. Plastic or glass cups are placed on the skin, then air is pulled out of the cup so that the cup is suctioned to the body. Cupping is used to help reset muscle fibers that have become tight or bundled due to stress or injury.
Cupping is not a painful technique. Most clients who receive cupping really enjoy the experience and often compare the sensation to deep tissue massage.
Qi Gong in Chinese means "energy work." Medical Qi Gong is an advanced practice of Qi Gong that is used to benifit a person's health. When a practitioner reaches such an advanced level they may use the practice to benefit their own health as well as the health of others. By using their own energy practitioners of Medical Qi Gong can influence
Foot reflexology sessions include an herbal foot soak as well as a foot massage based on your needs. At Elements of Acupuncture we provide a very comfortable reclining leather reflexology chair and several foot soaks to choose from to maximize the healing experience. Experience how foot reflexology can make your feet feel better than ever while also relieving pain and relaxing your entire body.
In TCM the entire body is mapped on the feet. When there is an imbalance in the body, the area on the feet matched to the imbalance will elicit tenderness. A foot reflexology session isn't just for your feet, reflexology massage of the feet promotes wellness of the whole body.
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