Therapeutic Massage

Drawing from techniques of Eastern and Western modalities, our Licensed Massage Therapists can address a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.
*Tui Na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork that seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It is often referred to in the USA as acupressure and, as such, is also used to stimulate acupuncture points in the treatment of internal diseases.
*Clinical Trigger Point Therapy that addresses areas of muscle "knots" which can be relieved through the technique of systematic pressure and release.
*Reflexology,
a modality which works on the principle that massaging the related areas of the feet, hands and ears will therapeutically treat disorders of the associated organs and zones of the body.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qi Gong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

 

 

 

    Interview with Kristine Moyer, L. Ac, LMT

Primary Practitioner at

    ACUPOINT HEALTH CONNECTION, Inc.