- therapeutic massage with almond oil (deep tissue massage)
- lymphatic drainage massage
- moxibustion & acupuncture
- cupping with massage
Therapeutic massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims at releasing the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment which gives very light pressure, long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in the body. The lymph system is part of the body’s immune system and helps fight infection. It transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, collecting toxins on the way and flushing them out through the lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage massage can have a beneficial effect on health as lymph is the key to keep the immune system working properly, improving the flow and drainage of lymph around the body is good for you in lots of ways.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy technique which consists of burning dried mugwort (moxa) on particular points on the body. The use of moxa is to warm regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood. The pharmacological actions of moxa and its combustion products offers tonification and purgation, pain relief, joint stiffness, cold, asthma. Moxa is used both directly and indirectly, depending upon the intended effects. It is used to great effect in tandem with acupuncture points, enhancing and maximizing the effects of the acupuncture needles. In this case a small ball is rolled and place on the head an acupuncture needle and ignited. It burns for about 20-30 seconds until it extinguishes. This is repeated for a prescribed number of times.