Asian bodywork is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The techniques recognize and nurture the integrity of the body’s own natural harmony. Pressure is applied instead of inserting needles to balance internal functions. Bodywork can resolve imbalances of all sorts, and in all people, from infants to the elderly.
At Light Family Acupuncture, we will assess your needs and utilize Asian bodywork as needed. Our relaxing private rooms provide the perfect atmosphere to allow you the time and peace of mind to experience bodywork and let you get more in touch with your body in a new way.
The Wikipedia entry for Shiatsu tells us: “Shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure”; it is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques.” Uses of shiatsu and acupressure may include stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.
We may also advise you to consider incorporating more and specific movement into your daily routine, including anything from general exercise, yoga or restorative massage.
Regardless of the use of Asian bodywork during treatment, we will ensure you are relaxed and comfortable and understand the use of the technique for your needs and issues.