Massage

Traditional Chinese Massage

What is traditional chinese massage(Tuina)? Tuina is a physical treatment method based on the theoretical basis of the internal organs and meridians of Chinese medicine, combined with the anatomical and pathological diagnosis of Western medicine, and the action of manipulation on specific parts of the human body to regulate the physiological and pathological conditions of the body to achieve the purpose of physical therapy.
From the treatment of massage, it can be divided into health massage, sports massage and medical massage. In ancient times, it was called massage and massage according to Qiao, which is a kind of health care technique for treating and preventing diseases of very early origin in China.

The skin is sterilized and needles are inserted, frequently with a plastic guide tube. Needles may be manipulated in various ways, including spinning, flicking, or moving up and down relative to the skin. Often the needles are stimulated by hand in order to cause a dull, localized, aching sensation that is called de qi, as well as “needle grasp,” a tugging feeling felt by the acupuncturist and generated by a mechanical interaction between the needle and skin. Acupuncture can be painful. The skill level of the acupuncturist may influence how painful the needle insertion is, and a sufficiently skilled practitioner may be able to insert the needles without causing any pain.

What massage services we have

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Deep tissue massage therapy isn’t just a Swedish massage with deeper strokes or harder pressure. Deep tissue massages use firm pressure and slow stroked to massage deep layers of muscle and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles.

Deep tissue massages are used to break up scar tissue and break down muscle adhesions (the “knots” that we feel in our muscles are muscle adhesions, which are bands of rigid and painful muscle tissue). These knots can inhibit our circulation and cause pain and inflammation.

Deep tissue massage can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable, especially when the therapist is working on knots in the muscles. Deep tissue massage can be painful but is acceptable. During the treatment, the therapist will use different treatments depending on the condition, such as cupping and scraping(GUA SHA).

After treatment through gua sha or cupping, distinctive red or purple bruises, called sand, appear on the skin and are formed this way. The bruise usually takes a few days or a week to heal and may be painful as it heals.

GUA SHA CUPPING

Swedish Massage

The Swedish massage is one of the most common types of massages you can get. It is performed to energize the body and improve overall health. This type of massage involves actions like percussion, kneading, vibration, tapping and rolling. Massage oil or lotion is used to protect the skin from friction.

Massages are a great way to relax and unwind. A massage involves manipulating the muscles and joints to relieve stress or pain. This is achieved by relaxing tight muscles and promoting blood circulation.

Getting a Swedish massage can also be beneficial to your heart. A massotherapist manipulates the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels) and uses strokes that flow toward the heart, improving blood circulation.

Swedish massage may help reduce symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety.

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, hot massage stones are heated to between 130 and 145 degrees.

Helps relieve muscle tension and pain.

Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area. It may also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion. Cold therapy helps relieve inflammation. Depending on your symptoms, alternating hot and cold stones during your massage may be helpful.

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