​Asian Bodywork Therapy 

&

Massage

​for harmony, balance and 

well-being

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Asian Bodywork Therapy & Massage

Asian Bodywork Therapy is based in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which stems from Taoist theory recognizing that humans are not separate from their surroundings; that to live in vitality is to live in harmony with mind, body, spirit and their surroundings. The goal of Asian Bodywork is to promote and maintain optimum health by creating and maintaining free-flow, balance and harmony of fluids and energy - or Qi  (pronounced ‘Chi’) - moving through the energy pathways (known as channels & meridians), tissues, organs and structures of the body. This is achieved by conducting massage, acupressure, and tissue stimulation along the channels, as well as utilizing myofascial release, stretching and range of motion techniques.  This holistic treatment stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote relaxation, rebalancing and rejuvenation.

”The skin is no more separate from the brain than the surface of a lake is separate from its depths. They are two different locations in a continuous medium. To touch the surface is to stir the depths.”

DeaneJuhan

Amma Massage

Amma, translated as “push - pull”, is the oldest form of massage utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine, dating back over 5000 years.  Amma massage is a full-body treatment which utilizes deep yet gentle circular palmar and thumb pressure. It has a rhythmic quality that patients find soothing and relaxing. 

A principle of Amma massage is to meet tension in the body but to not push past it. Doing so creates tension, which is counterproductive to the body’s natural healing and re-balancing mechanisms, whereas meeting and acknowledging tension cues the body to gently release it.  Amma Massage promotes the free-flow of energy (Qi) & fluids through the primary channels & tissues of the body and awakens the nervous system to stimulate relaxation and the body’s inherent ability to generate healing.

Oils are not used in this style of bodywork to ensure the practitioner establishes correct contact with skin and tissue for maximum treatment effect.

Amma massage treatments are generally 60 – 75 minutes in duration.

$70

Sliding scale available

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Zen Shiatsu Massage

Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that incorporates static pressure, acupressure and movement of soft tissue along the primary channels as well as stretching and range of motion techniques to promote balanced energy, relaxation and relief from pain and tension. This full-body treatment can be as deep or as gentle as the receiver requires and are conducted on a Shiatsu floor mat, wearing  clothing that allows for comfort and movement. 

Shiatsu Treatments are generally 60 - 75 minutes 

$70

Sliding scale available

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Adjunct Therapies

Adjunct therapies are incorporated into a treatment on an as-needed basis and with patient approval.


Tuina: Techniques utilized to promote harmony in the body by breaking up blockages or points of stagnation, which manifest as pain, illness, disease, and emotional issues, through the use of oscillating and pressure techniques, which vary in force and speed, as well as myofascial release techniques. 


Gua Sha:  A scraping technique specifically designed to break up areas of stagnation that reduce range of motion and cause pain. As stagnation (of energy, blood and/or fluids) is broken up and moved, new energy and fluids can freely flow through the area reducing symptoms and improving function. This technique is conducted with a specialized Gua Sha tool. It does cause bruising, which lasts between 5 – 7 days but is generally not painful.