Acupressure is an ancient bodywork technique developed within traditional Chinese medicine. It relates all parts of the body to one another through the flow of vital energy, or chi. If your chi is flowing smoothly and unimpeded, you will experience health and vitality. But if your chi becomes sluggish, imbalanced, or blocked then discomforting symptoms, pain and disease will develop. I can help improve your flow of chi using gentle finger pressure at specific points along the energy pathways, called meridians, which travel from head to toe.
Another type of bodywork developed in China is Tui Na massage, (pronounced tway naw). Tui Na has the same goal of improving the flow and balance of your chi. By pushing, pulling, shaking and tapping on the tissues of the body along with various movements to loosen tight joints, I work to relieve chronic tension and stress-related problems. Often I combine acupressure and Tui Na techniques for a deeply relaxing bodywork experience.
During these therapies, clients do not need to undress, for no oil or lotion is used. Clients wear loose, comfortable clothing and lie comfortably on a table. This is a great option for those who wish to receive bodywork but are not comfortable removing clothing for any reason. Acupressure and Tui Na therapies can also be combined with traditional massage techniques.