Tuina & Shiatsu Therapy
Manual therapy in Chinese medicine includes massage, acupressure, passive stretching, structural alignment, and joint mobilization. Manual therapy is applied to myofascial pathways, acupuncture channels and points, with the goal of restoring healthy function and reducing pain. Manual therapy can also have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, to improve organ function and reduce muscle tension.
Tuina translates as push (tui) and grasp (na). It is a type of massage that uses an extensive variety of rhythmic techniques and manipulations along the course of tendon-muscular pathways, acupuncture points, muscles, and joints. Tuina concentrates on specific areas of the body and uses various protocols to address injuries and syndromes. Tuina is known for treating chronic or acute myofascial and skeletal pain, such as sciatica and arthritis.
Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a form of bodywork (massage) that translates to finger pressure. It is based on principles of traditional Eastern medicine, modern anatomy and kinesiology. Shiatsu therapy involves the systematic application of manual pressure to the body, to assess and treat a variety of conditions. Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, to improve organ function and reduce muscle tension. Shiatsu is also ideal for treating stress-related disorders such as insomnia and anxiety.
Thursday: 12-9 (Davisville)