We understand you may be needle-shy yet still need pain and stress relief you can rely on. In response to this we now offer full sessions of Tui Na, and Total Bliss Relaxation, our unique synthesis of Tui Na/Swedish Massage/and acupressure.
Tui Na massage, which is the more stimulating of the 2 types of massage offered, is generally used for muscular tension and pain. Its techniques are similar to what you would experience with a deeper North American massage. Methods in Tui Na include rolling with the side of the hand, which opens up both energetic and physical blockages, promoting the flow of blood and Qi through the meridian system. It is this blockage that causes pain. Other techniques, such as “pinching” can stimulate the Du Mai, or Governing Vessel, boosting your immune system while giving you more vibrant energy. Acupressure on specific meridian points helps open the entire channel system relieving you of muscular and emotional tension, while balancing your organ system and mind. To enhance the effect, lineaments containing essential oils from the mint family may be used to further break up stagnation. Cupping and gua sha are considered to be Tui Na techniques.
If you would like a more gentle relaxing massage, we’d suggest trying our synthesis of gentle Tui Na techniques blended with Swedish Massage and acupressure. Instead of focusing on working deep into the muscles as with Tui Na, this massage penetrates deeply yet gently into your psyche, releasing any areas of tension or holding. If you really want to feel peace we highly recommend getting a Total Bliss Relaxation Massage which provides you with 90 minutes of “ahhh”.
Our Total Bliss Relaxation technique smoothes away acquired stress and muscular tension. We use high quality organic essential oils such as lavender, juniper, clary sage, sandalwood and frankincense* to provide you with the deepest relaxation. For those of you who are more adventurous, we offer the massage with the addition of ear acupuncture or seeds–using about 2-5 points on each ear to deepen your treatment.
You can bill these massage treatments that incorporate Tui Na under “acupuncture” with your third party billing plan”.
* While most people enjoy essential oils used in aromatherapy we do recognize that some people may have strong reactions to them. If you cannot tolerate scents, just let us know and we will use our premium quality scent-free oils.