Answers to some commonly asked questions about massage:


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Therapeutic massage is well suited for the treatment of headaches, specific Musculoskeletal Disorders (stiffness, spasm, cramp, inflammation, pains, numbness, and tingling), allergies and Sinusitis, Chronic Stress-related Emotional Disorders, Digestive Disorders, respiratory conditions, and reproductive dysfunctions. It can greatly improve poor blood circulation and related symptoms. It can help to improve muscle and skin tone for women after childbirth, age-related changes in men and women, and patients who have suffered prolonged illnesses.

  • Pains and stiffness (back pain, headaches, mirgraine, "Frozen Shoulder Syndrom", Arthritis, repetitive strain injury, trapped nerves, sports injuries, etc.)

  • Stress (tiredness, weakness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weak immune system, hypertension, etc.)

  • Digestion Disorder (constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, etc.)

  • Women's problems (PMT, painful or irregular periods, etc.)

  • Paralysis (stroke, facial paralysis, numbness, etc.)

 

 
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (MANIPULATION THERAPY, "TUI NA"?

Originating in China 15,000 years ago, Therapeutic Massage (Manipulation Therapy, "Tui Na") is the oldest known system of massage and physical therapy in the world.
 
HOW DOES THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE WORK?

Therapeutic Massage uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory of channels and collaterals (meridians or pathways) and the flow of the Qi energy, as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious Qi energy through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Massage methods include the use of hand and arm techniques to massage the soft tissues, stimulate acupressure points to directly affect the flow of Qi energy, and manipulate the alignment of muscular-skeletal systems and ligaments. External herbal poultices, compresses, liniments and salves are sometimes used to enhance the other therapeutic methods.