Thai massage is a dynamic approach of working through the layers of the body to increase movement and decrease pain. Your Thai massage therapist may use a variety of tools and techniques during any given session such as compressions, stretches, point work, Thai scraping, Thai fire cupping, percussion, scarves, balms and liniments. (more…)
Surely you’ve heard about acupuncture but in case you’ve never had it explained, here’s a quick synopsis. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine – we mean thousands of years old – that has been successfully and safely used to treat hundreds of different ailments from chronic pain and inflammation to anxiety and depression. It works along energy channels in the body and has real scientific backing to it. The acupuncturist places hair-thin, sterile needles along these energy channels to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture has little to no side effects and has helped millions feel better both mentally and physically. If you’re interested in giving it a shot, give us a call and schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist to get all of your questions answered. Otherwise, read on to learn about some interesting acupuncture facts.
It may surprise you how many different styles of massage there are. From the commonly practiced and clinical Swedish deep tissue massage to the deeply spiritual Reiki healing, you can discover a new subtlety to the art depending on where you are in the world.
Lomi lomi is not a new form of massage but you may have never heard of it before. That’s probably because this ancient massage work didn’t find it’s way into massage schools until the 1970’s. Prior to that, Lomi Lomi was passed down along Hawaiian families as a sacred practice to keep native families strong and healthy.
Like many other forms of spiritual healing, Lomi Lomi focuses on the person as a whole and uses similar techniques to other massage modalities. However, this powerful form of healing has a style all its own. (more…)
To put it simply, cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that targets areas of inflammation to reduce pain. But I’m sure you’re wondering: how does it work and why does it leave such weird marks on the body? (more…)
Usually, when I walk into my Thai Medicine teacher’s house for class, the first thing that arouses my senses is the smell of herbs. Herbal compresses steaming, ready for use softening through layers of bound up tissue; jars upon jars of dried herbs on shelves around the room, ready to be made into infusions, salves, balms, liniments, poultices and applied to the body in need. Thai traditional medicine is herbal medicine. (more…)