SERVICES

Facials

In this treatment, it’s all about face time! We cleanse, exfoliate, provide acupressure massage, and a mask. We then moisten the skin, and dilute any wrinkles, this massage is done on head, face, lower neck, shoulders, and hands. It is designed to eliminate fatigue and give you the feeling of youthful vigor. Chinese ladies have been using this treatment for thousands of years to keep their youthful look.

Cupping

Cupping and GuaSha are deep Myofacial Release Techniques. Chinese cupping therapy is a centuries old technique which is intended to increase blood flow to promote healing and relaxation. Cupping is used on broad surfaces like the back and GuaSha is useful for curved surfaces like the feet.

Relief with cupping and Gua Sha is usually immediate. These services are added to a massage session like Tuina or Deep Tissue. This helps get the full therapeutic effect.

Cupping produces red marks almost like a bruise. The marks left are part of the healing process and will disappear in 3 – 7 days. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Arquette and Jessica Simpson are fans of cupping. Jennifer has been known to show cupping marks at red carpet events.

Reflexology

Chinese Hand Reflexology

There are many benefits to hand reflexology; it is natural form of therapy that can help the body heal by targeting certain weak points. Hand Reflexology is very effective for sinus issues, headaches and carpal tunnel. It has even been known to help reduce back pain.

 

Chinese Foot Reflexology

Start with a footbath using quality Honeysuckle, sandalwood, menthol, ginseng, osthol and more than 20 different kinds of Chinese medicine (incense, anti-bacterial, anti-pruritic and give effect of fit) followed by a lower leg and Chinese Acupressure Reflexology foot massage. The longer length of massage can help with blood circulation, help the leg and foot stay fit and provides a restorative flushing of toxins. The one hour session comes with a Free Reflexology Hand Massage!

Massage

Tuina

Tuina is healing massage created in China over 2000 years ago. It is also commonly known as ‘Chinese Acupressure’ massage. Tuina is tailored to the client’s specific needs of treatment. Tuina utilizes the same pressure points used in acupuncture. It is a restorative, very deep tissue massage. Therefore, only one or at most two areas should be worked on per session. Clients needing to have more areas addressed should consider Deep Tissue Massage.

Tuina was designed to heal various problems like frozen shoulder, headache, and pain in most joint areas such as neck, shoulder, low back, hip, and knee. It is very effective in reducing pain.

 

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”) It shouldn’t hurt, but it’s likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage.

 

Sports Therapy

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”) It shouldn’t hurt, but it’s likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage.

 

Stepping Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”) It shouldn’t hurt, but it’s likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage.

 

Swedish Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”) It shouldn’t hurt, but it’s likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

The Chinese use various forms of naturopathic therapies. Together they form what is referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or alternative medicine. Each therapy in TCM is used in conjunction with the other therapies to provide a full complete healing of the body. Acupuncture is a key component of TCM. It uses thin needles inserted into the body. The needles are inserted into trigger points by using a map of the body (see inside of pamphlet). This mapping of the body shows the various areas affected by each trigger point. These trigger points are an integral part of several forms of TCM therapies like Tui na and Reflexology.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the body having an energy flow called Qi (chee). The proper flow of Qi keeps the body energized and healthy. A healthy body has a constant flow of Qi. The Qi will become blocked when an area of the body becomes unhealthy or has a medical condition.

 

The needles are inserted into selected trigger points based on the area being treated for pain or the symptom of the patient. Different points are used to treat different medical disorders.

 

 

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.

 

In the U.S., practitioners generally hold a burning moxa stick close to, but not touching, the surface of the skin. In this method, the moxa material is compressed into a stick or pole, looking not unlike an oversized cigar that can be lit and allowed to smolder, producing a unique form of very penetrating heat.The smoldering moxa stick is held over specific areas, often, though not always, corresponding to certain acupuncture points. The glowing end of the moxa stick is held about an inch or two above the surface of the skin until the area reddens and becomes suffused with warmth.

 

It is not uncommon for patients receiving moxibustion to report a sudden flooding of warmth that quickly radiates along a specific pathway (usually corresponding with the jing luo channel that is being treated) away from the site of application. This is a good result, as it indicates the arrival of the Qi and signals that the flow of Qi and xue has been freed in the channel.

 

Moxibustion is used for:

  • Pain due to injury or arthritis, especially in "cold" patterns where the pain feels better with heat
  • Digestive problems and irregular elimination
  • Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including breech presentation in late term pregnancy
  • Protection against cold and flu strains

Practitioners often do both acupuncture and moxibustion in the same clinic session when appropriate to the diagnosis and treatment strategy. Practitioners believe that the therapies increase each other's effectiveness when used together.

 

*Information provided by Center for Spirituality at Minnesota University

 

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