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Chinese massage is closely related to acupuncture and focuses on channels or energy points that will effectively transport and guide blood and energy, or “qi” throughout the body. The aim is to achieve balance to protect the person against different types of infection and maintain the optimum function of all organs. When the channels are impeded or blocked, the person experiences pain and is prone to health problems. The masseuse can identify which pathways are blocked and needs pressure.
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. 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. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Through a series of manipulative techniques applied over the meridians and acupoints, the massage seeks to stimulate blood circulation, remove blood stasis, relax the muscles, clear up any obstruction in the meridian, relieve spasms and pain and correct deformities. It is also great the wear and tear of soft tissues. Once the meridians are cleared up, the blood and “qi” flow smoothly and the viscera function effectively, in a state of balance between the “yin” and the “yang”.
Lymph flow gets bottled up in parts of your body, most notably your lower and upper extremities which means your legs. Edema leg swelling making your legs appear bigger than they really are is thought to be caused by poor lymph circulation. Getting a lymphatic massage helps flush toxins from your body through your lymph system (detox) in addition to aiding in fatigue recovery after strenuous exercise (weight loss).
Ear candling clears wax and debris from the ear canal, relieves pressure from behind the eardrum, sharpens mental functions, vision, hearing, taste & color perception. It also works to ease earache, headache and sinus pressure, and allergies. Ear candling relaxes the ear via negative charge of the herbal smoke and acts as a catalyst to clear nerve endings. It also promotes healings of ear infections.
“Gua Sha” is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Scrape therapy releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Scraping and rubbing the skin repeatedly at relevant parts of the skin helps to dredge the channel, and activate blood circulation to dissipate blood stasis. Regular Skin Scraping is helpful to adjust the qi, relieve fatigue, and improve one’s immune system.