BODYWORK

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WHAT IS BODYWORK?

Bodywork therapies are a collection of body based approaches to treatment used to manipulate and reorganize the body's structure to promote healing, improve posture, reduce pain, and increase circulation.  You and your practitioner will decide together which modality, or combination of modalities, will be most appropriate for your current condition.  

 

GUA SHA 

A traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light petechiae.

Practitioners believe that gua sha releases unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sored, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promotes metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery. 

 

CUPPING 

Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum. The cup is placed on the skin over the targeted area.

 

The cup is usually left in place for somewhere between five and fifteen minutes. Used to treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.

MOXIBUSTION 

A traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body.

 

The treatment warms regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. Used to treat conditions associated with the "cold" or "yang deficiencies" .

 

Moxibustion mitigates against cold and dampness in the body, and can be a solution to turn breech babies.

 

JADE ROLLING 

Jade Rolling has been used for centuries in ancient Chinese medicine. The gemstone has been used to draw out negative energy and balance your Qi. Naturally cool and smooth, Jade rolling provides the following benefits:

  • LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

  • PROMOTES SKIN ABSORPTION

  • REDUCES UNDEREYE DARKNESS

  • INCREASES CIRCULATION

 

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