Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease. Having been used for thousands of years in China, acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without needles. It involves placing physical pressure, by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices, on different pressure points on thesurface of the body to bring relief through greater balance and circulation of fluids (blood, lymph) and metabolic energies in the body (heat, chi). It intends to help balance the systems of the body in order to treat chronic and acute injuries or disease.
Reflexology is an ancient therapy known to promote the body’s own healing powers. It is suitable for any age groups, from babies to seniors. Reflexology is more than a foot massage. It’s a natural healing therapy, which is highly effective in dealing with many complaints. In ancient times we stimulated reflexes naturally by walking barefoot over rocks, stones and rough ground, or by using our hands more often to climb, build or work. In today’s modern world we have lost much of nature’s way of maintaining a balanced and healthy equilibrium. Reflexology helps to restore this balance and promote natural health and vitality. Foot reflexology is based on the premise that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way. The genuine reflexology is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet.
A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area. According to Chinese medicine, the sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered around the soles of the feet. Therefore, the massage is effective in stimulating the functions of the internal organs. Another advantage of this therapy is that there is no risk. A trained reflexologist can put pressure on different meridians or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine the cause of illness and deal with the critical points on the feet with utmost care. The pain felt there will disappear when the process is finished.
(LD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the Meridians of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe and can be easily learned and incorporated into your family health practices.
Gua sha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge. Skin is typically lubricated with massage oil .The smooth edge is placed against the oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles along the surface of the skin, with each stroke being about 4–6 inches long.
This causes extravasation of blood from the peripheral capillaries and may result in sub-cutaneous blemishing (ecchymosis), which usually takes 2–4 days to fade.
Gua Sha is the way to stimulate the immune system, detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes the circulation, regulates functions and organs, removes blockades and pain, revitalizes and regenerates (“life-extension”), diminishes stress, fatigue and burn-out, improves e.g. cures (indirectly) countless (chronic) disorders and complaints, rebalances emotions, relaxes and promotes clarity of mind…everything through ONE simple treatment.
Professional Foot Care
The Chinese traditional pedicure service that we provide focuses on foot treatment through a complete special Chinese traditional techniques and methods. Chinese traditional pedicure is the solution of the foot ailments and also the protection of the health. The common foot ailments are Corn, Onychomycosis, Paronychia, Callosity and Wart.
Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years.
There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body. These points are combined as “interwoven networks” to connect the body as an integrated whole. This means that a specific health condition can be treated from different locations on the body. For example, headache can be not only treated with acupuncture points upon head, but also from points along the hands, feet, back, etc.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body – the needles are inserted to various depths.it has some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea.
Acupuncture generally involves several weekly or fortnightly treatments. Most courses consist of up to 12 sessions.
The benefits of acupuncture are:
1. When performed correctly it is safe.
2. It is a very effective combination treatment.
3. It is effective in controlling some types of pain.
4. It may be considered for patients who do not respond to pain medications.
5. It is a useful alternative for patients who do not want to take pain medications.
6. Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.