Tui Na massage is a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine used in conjunction with acupuncture or as a stand alone therapy for acute injuries such as sprains or pulls or chronic conditions such as insomnia, anxiety and chronic fatigue. This centuries old form of massage uses different techniques ranging from acupressure to oscillation to provide deep tissue or gentle energetic treatments that help restore the balance of your energy.
Cupping Therapy has become popular ever since Michael Phelps was pictured with cupping marks during the Rio Olympics. However, this technique has been used by the Chinese to promote wellness for hundreds of years. Glass, bamboo or plastic cups are placed on the body after creating a vacuum either with a pump or placing a flame briefly in the cup. Cups can be left in place or slid along the affected areas to help relieve stagnation of Qi and Blood, promote circulation, relieve stress and tension in the muscles.
Gua Sha is a simple and safe technique used to promote wellbeing by promoting circulation, releasing stagnation and pathogens. Traditionally a Gua Sha tool is used to scrape the skin which produces Sha, a reddening or purpling of the area being treated, which brings Blood and Qi to the area thereby assisting healing.
Other techniques used include electro acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, Moxibustion.