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What is Chi Nei Tsang

July 30, 2013 | Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient technique combining Chi and Touch, focused and directed to the abdomen. Energy, information and awareness (chi), combined with a gentle listening touch, has a profound effect that provides an opportunity for the release of tensions or contractions in the fascia or viscera. This treatment may reveal emotional charges that reside within. By revealing the existence of these charges an environment for...

Jolee Godino

May 9, 2012 | My style of therapeutic massage is especially effective in calming the mind, renewing the spirit, and awakening the body. People in every stage of health and from all walks of life benefit from the physical, emotional, and mental well being that Sacred Chi bodywork provides. Shiatsu, a form of acupressure, has its foundation in traditional Chinese medicine, following a network of meridians that govern and balance the flow of...

What Is Watsu

April 26, 2012 | Watsu (a short for Water Shiatsu) began in 1980 when Harold Dull started floating people while applying the stretches and principles of the Zen Shiatsu he had studied in Japan. Watsu is a passive form of aquatic bodywork/therapy that supports and gently moves a person through warm water in graceful, fluid movements. Watsu promotes a deep state of relaxation with dramatic changes in the autonomic nervous system. Through...

What Is Reflexology?

April 17, 2012 | Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil, cream or lotion based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body. Or in other words, reflexology is about applying pressure to specific points in the feet, to...

What is Aromatherapy Massage

March 25, 2011 | Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs. The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional...

What is CranioSacral Therapy

March 10, 2011 | Craniosacral therapy (also called CST, also spelled CranioSacral bodywork or therapy) is an alternative medicine therapy used by osteopaths, massage therapists, naturopaths, and chiropractors. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to tune into what they call the craniosacral rhythm. The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its cranial...

What is Acupressure

March 10, 2011 | Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the...

What is Reiki

March 1, 2011 | Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being...

What is Massage

February 25, 2011 | Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or...

What is Thai Massage

February 24, 2011 | Thai massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and deep massage. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage. It is known in Thailand as “nuat phaen boran”, literally, the ancient-manner massage. The massage recipient changes into loose, comfortable clothes and lies on a mat or...
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