Oriental bodywork has been a vital component of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and is used to treat any and all musculoskeletal injuries, including sprains and strains, as well as aches and pains from accidents, surgeries, loss of function or aging. It is also used to reduce stress throughout the body and to augment the healing process—perfect for recovery and rehabilitation.
I may use one of three forms of Oriental bodywork, or a combination, to augment your therapy:
- Acupressure — is a manual technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the thumb, hand, elbow, or with various devices.
- Shiatsu — Japanese for “finger pressure,” consists of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques. It is often used for relaxation and to treat stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.
- Tui Na — is a form of Oriental massage closely akin to acupressure. It can employ thumb presses, rubbing, percussion, and stretches.
- Oriental bodywork is typically administered with the patient fully clothed, without applying grease or oils.