Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice that helps alleviate pain, release toxins and stimulate the immune and the lymphatic systems. A rounded glass cup is placed on the skin creating a suction effect. Several health benefits are assigned to this modality; reduces pain, swelling, inflammation and congestion, loosens adhesions and maximizes blood circulation.
Gua Sha is a traditional healing technique, in which a practitioner applies repeated strokes over lubricated skin using a round-edged instrument. The application of the strokes causes small red spots to appear on the skin which will dissipate after a couple of days. The technique is most commonly used to treat fever, heat exhaustion, upper [...]
A craniosacral therapy session involves gentle work with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored [...]
Myofascial release consists of gentle targeted stretching techniques applied to the fascia (thin envelope surrounding organs and muscles). When injury occurs, the fascia becomes uneven, shorten and tight creating pressure up to 2000 lbs per square inch. By stretching the fascia, contracted muscles can relax, proper motion is then restored, an efficient blood and lymphatic [...]
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet and hands.The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific parts of the body. Applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.
Lymphatic drainage is the natural function of the lymphatic system, which is an essential part of immunity. If this function isn't working properly, it can cause a build-up of fluid in tissues as well as more serious medical problems like lymphagitis and lymphoma. Therapeutic massage called Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) helps this system work and [...]
Trigger points (more than 600!) are localized areas where a muscle or tissues surrounding it is hypersensitive to touch. It is not uncommon that pressure will trigger referred pain at a location distant from the trigger point itself through nerve pathways. Deactivating those trigger point produces muscle elongation, increase range of motion and pain relief. [...]
Flexibility involves movement range in a joint and muscle length. It can be increased by active or passive stretching. Loss of flexibility is a predisposing factor for balance disorders, bad posture, pain and injuries. I recommend at least 30% of your workout routine to be time spent stretching! A short and tight muscle is weak. [...]
Energy work is the general term used to describe all the therapy modalities that are based on energy healing. The most commonly known techniques are Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Polarity, Chakra balancing, Breath Work, Yoga, Tai Chi, to only name a few. Energy work aims at creating a balance between body, mind and spirit. There is [...]