Cupping is a form of Chinese Medicine. Cupping is a blood mover, it relaxes tendons and opens meridians, it clears internal heat and toxins, and dispels swelling and pain. Great for congested muscle tissue.
Deep Tissue
In deep tissue, the muscles must first be relaxed in order to effectively work the deeper layers of the muscles. Deep tissue helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. Deep tissue is always integrated with other massage techniques.
Motion Palpation
Also known as Trager work Motion Palpation uses motion in the muscles and joints to produce positive sensory feelings which are then fed back into the central nervous system. The result is a feeling of lightness, freedom and flexibility.
Myofascial Release
In Myofascial Release the work is being done to the fascial system, in order to release fascial restrictions. Gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial Release is effective for the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain and headaches.
Neuromuscular Therapy
Balancing of the central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system is what Neuromuscular Therapy does. The goal is to help relieve pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. It is used to eliminate trigger points which cause referred pain, restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, flexibility to the tissues, and assist venous and lymphatic flow. It can also be used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue.
Swedish massage is one of the most commonly known forms of massage. It is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Swedish involves strokes that are flowing and move towards the heart. Benefits include general relaxation, improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
"Tui" means to push and "Na" is a squeezing and lifting technique. The term Tuina first appeared in the Ming Dynasty texts as pediatric tui na. Tuina uses several different hand techniques like pressing, rubbing, waving, shaking, percussion or manipulating.
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