Chinese massage, also known as tui na, is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance. It is becoming popular in the West as a means of treating a wide range of health and mental disorders.
The practitioner uses a variety of hand techniques e.g. brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. It also employs acupressure to redirect the flow of Qi, or energy, in the body and manual skeletal manipulation techniques to realign the bones and muscles in the body for optimal alignment.
Benefits of Chinese Massage
- Manipulation of the body’s soft tissues can help relieve stiffness and pain associated with a range of soft tissue injuries including frozen shoulder, low back pain and sciatica
- Effective in breaking down scar tissue to ease soreness and increase range of motion
- Improves and re-energize circulatory system by using different hand techniques and manipulating specific pressure points
- Relieves stress and tension and improves feelings of well-being
- Stimulates energy in the body and increase energy level
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body.
Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
- Increases the level of oxygen in the blood and decrease muscle toxins
- Improves circulation and flexibility while easing tension
- Reduces pain and joint stiffness
- Improves function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight week
- Eliminate mental stress
- Helps to get rid of scar tissue and return the muscles to their normal, healthy state
With age, legs become weak first then the lower back with the legs both become weak, this is caused by weakening of the ‘kidney chi’. Massaging the acupuncture point for the kidneys can directly stimulate the kidney’s efficacy. When it is massage regularly, naturally the lower back and will not look bent.
TCM believes that the kidney, which plays an important role in human health, is the vital organ of human body. The application of the kidney maintenance massage can holistically keep the function of internal organs in balance, upgrade human immunity, help elimination of toxicant and maintenance of countenance, slow the aging process, invigorate people and enhance sexual function.
Kidney Massage has specific effects on the different organ systems of the body. It helps by keeping the organ tissues healthy and enhances healing to improve the function of the system as a whole. Massage, systemic and local on the kidney area, increases the circulation to and from the kidney thereby improving the filtration and elimination process.
Benefits of Kidney Care
- Increases blood flow (to tissues and organs), which can relieve much muscular and joint pain (especially associated with swelling)
- Increases kidney action to remove wastes of protein metabolism
- Improves the flow of nutrients to muscles and joints, accelerating recovery from fatigue and injury
Facial care is a beauty treatment to slow down the aging process and achieve younger looking and healthier skin. It is used to relieve stress, migraine headache, premenstrual syndrome and sinus congestion. Facial massage is part of the treatment in which pressure points on the face and neck are stimulated in order to release blockages in the flow of vital energy.
Benefits of Facial Care
- Improvement of facial skin and muscle tone
- Relaxation of facial and eye muscles
- Relief from tension headaches and facial pain
- Alleviation of stress and anxiety
- Overall physical and mental relaxation
- Stimulation of meridian points on the face
- Relief from eyestrain
- Correction of liver and gall bladder imbalances
- Relief of neck tension
- Alleviation of nervous disorders
- Relief of premenstrual water retention
Lymphatic Detox is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.
The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body’s system of blood circulation. The lymph systen both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.
A therapist trained in lymph drainage massage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, circular pumping movements. By stimulating the lymphatic system, the therapist helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification.
The lymphatic system is located directly beneath the skin, so the pumping, circular movements are very light. Manual lymph drainage should have a very soothing, relaxing effect. It can be used as part of a facial, or as a whole body treatment.
Drink plenty of water after a lymph drainage massage to help flush out toxins. Stay away from salt and alcohol after a massage, as they inhibit the body’s ability to flush out toxins.
The lymphatic system
The human lymphatic system is, in a sense, the body’s second circulatory system. It is made up of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymph (the interstitial fluid drained through the vessels), and lymphocytes (specialized immune cells). The tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are all part of the lymph system.
Our lymph nodes are soft, small internal structures located in the armpits, groin, and neck, as well as in the center of the chest and abdomen. The lymph nodes produce immune cells that fight infection while filtering lymph fluid to remove foreign material. When bacteria or other immune threats are present in lymph, lymph nodes increase production of infection-fighting white blood cells, which can cause the nodes to swell.
The lymphatic system has no “pump” of its own to move lymph through the system, as the circulatory system has the heart. Rather, bodily movement and breathing function to move liquid lymph through the vessels and filters of the lymph nodes. For people who get too little exercise and eat too much processed food, the lymphatic system can easily be overtaxed – resulting in a body that is susceptible to infection and disease.
Benefits of Lymphatic Detox
- Helps to drain puffy and swollen tissues
- Supports the body’s immune system
- Helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification.
Slipped Disc Therapy
Spinal disc problems, such as a slipped disc or degenerative disc disease, can be extremely painful and often need medical treatment.
Spinal discs are supple pads tightly fixed between the vertebrae – the specialised bones that make up the spinal column. Doctors call them intervertebral discs. Each disc is a flat circular capsule about 2.5cm (1in) in diameter and 5mm (1/4in) thick. They have a tough, fibrous outer membrane called the annulus fibrosus. Inside is an elastic core called the nucleus pulposus.
The discs are firmly embedded between the vertebrae and are held in place by the ligaments connecting the spinal bones and the surrounding sheaths of muscle. There is very little, if any, room for discs to slip or move. The points on which the vertebrae actually turn are called facet joints, which stick out like arched wings on either side of the rear part of the vertebrae. These facet joints keep the vertebrae from bending and twisting too far – far enough to damage the spinal cord, the vital network of nerves that runs through the centre of each vertebra.
The disc is sometimes described as a shock absorber for the spine, which makes it sound more flexible or pliable than it really is. While the discs do separate the vertebrae and keep them from rubbing together, they are far from pneumatic or spring-like. In children they are gel- or fluid-filled sacs, but they begin to solidify as part of the normal ageing process. By early adulthood the blood supply to the disc has stopped, the soft inner material has begun to harden and the disc is less elastic. In middle-aged adults the discs are tough and quite unyielding, with the consistency of a piece of hard rubber. These changes related to ageing make the outer protective lining more weak and the discs more prone to injury.
Slipped disc therapy treatment will reinforce your neck and back’s NATURAL CURVED SHAPE and HYDRATE the discs & joints. Even if you don’t experience back pain or neck pain, experience the treatment as a preventative tool in keeping your spine healthy (Take the first step to a healthy spine and be proactive.).
During the first week, as the natural shape of your neck and back is strengthened, you may experience normal discomfort and soreness. As with any new treatment, THIS IS NORMAL. Skip a few days if you must, but STICK WITH IT! DON’T QUIT! Think of Slipped Disc Therapy as you would your toothbrush. Just as your toothbrush protects your teeth, let the therapy strengthen and hydrate the discs and joints in your neck and back. Most people have a good night’s sleep after the therapy.
Ear Candling is a therapeutic relaxation technique similar to acupressure, acupuncture, and aromatherapy. It is used for treating ear aches and other common issues related to the ear. Ear candles are 8- to 12-inch cones of rolled-up waxy paper material-they look like the cones cotton candy comes in-and they’re used to remove soft earwax. The narrow end of the candle will be placed in your ear canal while lighting the opposite end. The candle burns slowly, creating a vacuum that can draw wax out of the ear. Too much earwax can block sound or trap moisture in the ear, which can lead to infection.
Benefits of Ear Candling
- Relieves tinnitus (ringing in the ears), sinus pain and pressure
- Removes excess wax build up
- Assists with relieving Swimmers’ ear, stress and headaches
- Relieves severely itchy ears (often caused by yeast, mould or dairy allergies)
- Improves lymphatic fluid flow through the body
- Improves colour perception, a more balanced emotional state and clearer thinking.
Prostate Care is a massage therapy near the male prostate. Regular prostate care will help male with frequent urinal problem, pain in back, hips, thighs and pelvis.
Benefits of Prostate Care
- Loosen the tension and stress in the muscles, as well as the nerve endings in the prostate area.
- Increase the circulation to the prostate gland, providing nourishment and oxygen and also cleanse the prostate.
- Better control of frequent urinal problem. (Please note that the therapy provided is not a sexual stimulation of the male organ, and neither will any sexual service be provided)
- Helps to determine the existence of any cancerous cells growth or infection in the male prostate gland.
- Aids in draining the seminal fluids, which have been collected and creates pressure in a lot of cases, inflammation.
- Increases the circulation to the prostate gland, providing nourishment and oxygen and also cleanse the prostate.
- Protects men from the occurrence of threatening prostate gland cancer.
- Aids men who suffer from a serious case of prostate enlargement, fight and prevent the development of certain prostate disorders.
- Helps men overcome impotence by stimulating the flow of seminal fluid and increases circulation.
- Swollen prostate can be alleviated with the help of prostate massage.