Shiatsu (Japanese massage)
and Thai Massage
are holistic methods of treating the body which include assessment, massage, acupressure, and assisted stretching combined with rhythmic, deep breathing. Treatments are both relaxing and energizing, encouraging the body to come to balance by releasing energy & muscular blockages along meridians (or sen lines, in Thai massage). Meridians are the pathways in which energy (chi) flows to connect the interior and exterior of the body.
is finger pressure applied to points on the body, stimulating self-healing and endorphins. The points and meridians are identical to those in acupuncture, but no needles are used. Jin-Shin acupressure is a softer style, gently opening energy channels by holding acu-points with less pressure for a longer time.
is a gentle way to release blockages in the movement of fluid and nerve impulses that go between our brains and the entire spinal system. It can be very helpful in relieving headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, sacral (or low-back) pain, and stabilizing the skull and spine after injury. Like some other, more subtle forms of bodywork, it is powerful enough to help correct imbalances in the body's systems, prior to dysfunction or pain fully manifesting.