Massage

Your Attention: Some very clever clients, always want more than a massage. I don’t mind though ONLY as far as we have agreed on the extra fee to avoid an unnecessary misunderstanding in the Service.

Bisexual or Gay Massage is very different from a normal classic Therapeutic massage giving in Spas Centers where is the Therapist masseur or masseuse fully dressed in white uniform. Bisexual or Gay Massage is a massage done in a discreet setting of either the masseur or clients preferred location. A bisexual or gay massage is surrendering to pleasure and relaxation. Even though a professional exchange, it is very often the best and most anticipated indulgences. The client will choose a masseur based on the services offered, the sexiness and the desirability of the masseur. It is an immersion of feelings, and exchange of trust and established flowing of energy. It provides a comforting sense of sameness, an appreciation of differences and understanding. Bisexual and Gay Massage is an acceptance of limits and boundaries. It is balancing act between fantasy and reality and a wonderful way to pass time. The session is often intense in that the person is transported through touch; energy, ambiance and I hope you will enjoy it. The massage experience is an understanding of need and desire to leave satisfied. Thank you for your precious time. Vidal xx

Sensual massage (Techniques used: Swedish), 75% Therapeutic/ 25% sensual. Sensual massage is sensual bodywork on your entire body. The classical full body massage is a therapeutic massage where I use a combination of Swedish and deep tissue strokes, and muscle stretching techniques. Special emphasis is placed on the areas that are the most stressed. The goal is to achieve the greatest state of relaxation and healing for both the body and the mind. You will totally experience a relaxing massage and nothing Sexual unless requested by the client. Sensual Massage focuses on creating an atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment for the client. Sensual masseurs use gentle strokes, soft lighting, music, and oils or lotions, or Aromatherapy to create a calming environment, allowing the client to relax muscles, release stress, and breathe deeply. It is common for sensual masseurs to work in the nude. The masseur indulges and pampers the client, helping him to achieve a heightened state of pleasure and emotional wellbeing.

Erotic massage (Techniques used: Swedish/ Sports), 50% Therapeutic/ 50% Erotic, is simply put a XXX experience and not much bodywork. It is important to note that the clients seeking this type of massage should not have high expectation s on a prolonged massage, but more of a prelude to an erotic middle and end. With an open mind, enjoy your masseur as he will enjoy you. Erotic Massage is a combination of sensual and therapeutic bodywork. Erotic massage should not be confused with sex it may include any number of legitimate therapies, including an all-over body rub and erotic release by hand. Generally both the client and the masseur are nude. Erotic massage may be utilized as a means of stimulating the libido, or increasing the ability of a person to respond positively to sensual stimulus. Every sensual masseur has different rules, so it is important to discuss areas of exploration before the massage.

Prostate massage is one of the best ways of stimulating the prostate gland. That is due to the pleasure resulting from stimulation the area commonly called male G spot. This type of massage is carried out with a finger or two from inside the anus. One focuses on the rectal wall, which is right next to the prostate gland. Usually 1 to 2 inches in the rectum on the top of the anal wall. The male G spot feels like a walnut in size but has a smooth texture. In order to relax the client, I like to push each side of the outer anal ring with a finger, and then move around each area of the anal so the anal opening is massaged and relaxed. With the client’s approval, I may use the plugs, from the smallest one and then build up. To make and feel relax, it advisable that the client breath to relax and feels comfortable. Take a deep breath into your belly and really relax your anus on the breath. And this will relax you more and also build the energy in your whole body. Finally, the more you relax as the sexual energy builds from prostate massage the more chance you can go into intense prostate orgasms.

Swedish Massage encompasses a variety of massage techniques specifically designed for relaxation by applying pressure on muscles against deeper muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction of the return flow of the heart. Techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking. The typical sequence of techniques are as follows: 1) Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips; 2) Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers; 3) Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers; 4) Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body; 5) Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping; and 6) Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching. Swedish massage is the relaxing, stress-reducing type of massage most people think about when they want a massage. Swedish massage includes light, sensual feel-good strokes as well as stretching, joint movements, gentle shaking and rocking. Generally, Swedish massage promotes deep relaxation.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue is a massage technique that aims to release tension beyond the surface muscles and into connective issue of the body. Use of props for deeper penetration may be used, as well as elbows and fingers. Deep Tissue tends to be very slow, and a client may sometimes experience pain as a result of the focused pressure. Deep Tissue Massage is more specific than Swedish massage and uses slower, more direct, and deeper pressure, strokes, or friction on contracted areas to release chronic patterns of tension. Deep tissue focuses more on problematic areas. The deep tissue massage should not hurt but will be a little uncomfortable than a classic massage. If you feel the pressure is too hard, then you should inform me immediately so I can slow down a bit. For example in the case of a runner, the focus will be on the muscles of the legs and buttocks as well as mobilization of the ankle, knee and hip joints.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a form of massage therapy typically used to prepare and enhance athletic performance through the draining away of muscle fatigue, relieve swelling, and reduce muscle tension. Often, a blend of Swedish massage and Shiatsu massage techniques are utilized to achieve results. Additional benefits are reduced heart rates and blood pressure as well as improved circulation. Sports Massage can also include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time. The pressure of massage may also improve blood flow during the massage and increase muscle temperature. Massage reduces the cortisol level. Most people report a feeling of pure relaxation, reduced anxiety, and improved mood as a result. Athletes may indeed find an edge in these psychological benefits.

Tantric Massage

Tantric massage is bodywork, which seeks to help connect the body with the divine, attain spiritual perfection and physical health most often through erotic contact and ritual within various tantric traditions particularly from India. People often over look the extensive health benefits you receive from a Tantric Massage, including increased blood flow, better sleep and pain relief. A tantric massage is extremely relaxing yet very stimulating, in tantric we believe you can connect with your higher powers through the gift of orgasm so I work with your orgasmic energy. Your body is designed to works this way so we celebrate that gift. I end the massage with either a lingam (penis) massage or ejaculation control, also going through some different breathing techniques to intensify the quality of orgasm. If ejaculation control is a problem, you can learn to ride the orgasmic wave a couple of times to build into a more powerful orgasmic release.

Thai Massage

Also known as Nuad Bo Rarn, Thai Massage is a form of bodywork inspired by Buddhist teachings over 2,500 years ago, used to treat the body, mind and spirit. In practice, Thai massage looks like a hybrid of yoga, acupressure, and shiatsu, concentrating on applying pressure with the palms, thumbs, elbows and feet along 10 of the most important bodily energy lines, called sen. Masseurs will position a client’s body into yoga-like poses and rock him/her to deeply open joints. Thai massage is a continuous flow of movements where sustained pressure ensures that the myofascia will relax and release energy along the seen. Different from other forms of bodywork – smoothness, rhythm and flow are three words that come to mind. Nothing is hurried; there are no sudden changes of rhythm or speed. Every technique melts into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance. First time recipients of the massage react differently; some find the pressing techniques – particularly those done with the thumb – a little uncomfortable; others are shocked at the degree of stretching. Almost all feel relaxed, refreshed and much more flexible afterwards, and those who have regular Thai massage come to enjoy the deep pressure techniques and spectacular manipulations.

Lomi Lomi

A Hawaiian holistic healing tradition, Lomi Lomi seeks to harmonize physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies to ease tension and promote healing and wholeness. Lomi Lomi usually begins with stillness between both practitioner and client, often with the practitioners’ hands on the client’s back and saying a prayer, a blessing, or asking the client to give an intention. One or two people may perform massage and the client’s body is usually left exposed with a small towel to keep modesty. Lomi lomi massage generates a free flow of energy in the body, which helps in rejuvenating the body and provides the essence of freshness in the body. Lomi lomi massage generates healthy vibrations, which help the patient feel more comfortable as it provides instant relief from pain and aches. It greatly helps healing by boosting the spirit and confidence of the patient. It is one of the most important conventional health practices, which provide therapeutic massage to various organs of the body, which are affected, and in intense pain. This lomi lomi massage helps in restoration of the body vigor and vitality. The Hawaiian martial art also has great noticeable benefits on an individual as a part of lomi lomi massage.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique that uses the fingers to press key points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing. Being related techniques, acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands and sometimes feet. Acupressure doesn’t require any visit to a professional and can be performed also by a layperson. The techniques of acupressure are simple and easy to learn. They provide fast, free and effective relief from many problems. Acupressure points can also be stimulated to increase energy, reduce stress, stimulate the immune system and remove sexual dysfunction. The abdomen and other body parts of the patient are examined to find out energy imbalances. Depending on the organs, which are imbalanced in the abdomen, the therapist works with different meridians throughout the body. The energy flow through the patient’s body is guided and observed by the therapist throughout the session.

Amma

Am-ma means push-pull. Amma Massage is a very ancient therapeutic form of massage, which is more than 5000 years old. It has its foundation in traditional Chinese medicine. Amma is actually a very old Chinese word, which means ‘push-pull’ (am-ma). It has been adapted as Amma Massage Therapy, and is practiced in China, Japan, as well as in the West, one such place being Bethesda.is the oldest Chinese word to describe massage. Amma massage therapy, like many massage therapies in TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine), is based on the principles of qi (life force energy) that flows through the body. By combining a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish massage therapy, Shiatsu, and reflexology, practitioners of Amma massage therapy are enable the free flow of qi through the body. The goal of Amma massage is to balance the body’s qi, promoting a feeling of good health and also addressing specific medical conditions may be troubling the client. Unlike most schools of Western massage, Amma massage also includes nutritional advice, herbal therapies, and other suggestions for improving the client’s general health.

Aston-Patterning

Aston Patterning integrates movement education, bodywork, ergonomics and fitness training. Aston-Patterning can assist individuals who are seeking relief from acute or chronic pain, wishing to improve postural and movement patterns, either in everyday or specialized contexts or pursuing personal growth. The bodywork aspect includes three forms: Aston massage, Myokinetics and Arthrokinetics. The massage is designed around a three-dimensional, non-compressive touch that helps to release functional holding patterns from both superficial and deep layers. Myokinetics is a form of myofascial release that uses precise three-dimensional strokes to release structural (more strongly held) holding patterns in the fascial network. Arthrokinetics addresses structural holding patterns at bone and joint surfaces. In Aston-Patterning, bodywork is used to make new movement options available; changes in tissue are supported with movement lessons that clarify how a previous pattern of tension was held and help to maintain changes that have been achieved.

Bhakti Massage

Bhakti massage is a style developed by the Bhakti Academe School of Intuitive Massage and Healing. The massage is slow, gentle but deceptively deep style that flows continuously from one part of the body to another. This intuitively guided spiritual massage serves to calm the nervous system, create a meditative healing state and balance the flow of energy within the body. Massage is a slow, gentle but deceptively deep style of relaxation massage that flows continuously from one part of the body to another. This intuitively guided spiritual massage serves to calm the nervous system, create a meditative healing state and balance the flow of energy within the body. Unique and relaxing, Bhakti Massage├┤ brings your full awareness to the peace, love and joy of the present moment. Bhakti Style Massage is mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually stimulating. It is a total renewal of the Mind, Body and Spirit.

Bioenergetics

Bioenergetics is a bodywork technique aimed at releasing the energy in tense or “blocked” areas of the body and alleviates chronic stresses and chronic muscular tensions. Treatments include exercises and expressions to help them experience these muscular tensions in addressing repressed emotions, rather than the normal psychological therapist techniques. Massage is a slow, gentle but deceptively deep style of relaxation massage that flows continuously from one part of the body to another. This intuitively guided spiritual massage serves to calm the nervous system, create a meditative healing state and balance the flow of energy within the body. Unique and relaxing, this brings your full awareness to the peace, love and joy of the present moment.

The style of this massage is mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually stimulating. It is a total renewal of the Mind, Body and Spirit. It requires the use of various techniques for its implementation: the kneading, acupressure, acupressure, exercise and friction. All these techniques are designed to work primarily with the circulatory and lymphatic systems, as well as the subtle body and emotional muscle.

Body Electric

Founded by Dr. Joseph Kramer, the Body Electric is a school of healing arts dedicated to helping others experience their potential as healers through touch, breathing techniques and using one’s erotic energy. Whenever the body feels a little stressed, a body massage can be a great stress reliever. But given the time and age we live in shortage of time is one main constraint to get to a professional therapist. In such a scenario an electric massager provides the service of a professional therapist by massaging the neck, shoulders, back, legs and feet mechanically and effectively. Use mild electric current to exercise the muscles. It thus enables easy elimination of muscle tension; headache, neck tension and foot discomfort at ones own convenience. The electric massage can also be strapped on the body while you continue with routine activities such as resting, reading, net surfing or watching Television.

Breema Bodywork

The aim of Breema Bodywork is to decrystallize the body and de-condition the mind and feelings, to guide us towards our natural state of balance. The bodywork facilitates a taste of presence in the body using the natural mechanics, rhythm and relaxed weight of the practitioner’s body to create balance. Schreiber added upon the basic principles of the bodywork he learned from Mooshan. Schreiber opened a clinic in the 1980s where this bodywork is still practiced and taught. The goal is to promote harmony between the mind, body and emotions. Achieving this harmony helps your body start healing itself. Practitioners believe that this aspect of the therapy makes it beneficial when applied to any condition you may be dealing with. During a session you stay fully clothed, preferably in loose comfortable clothing and lay on a padded floor. The practitioner gently rocks your body and pulls and pushes your limbs. You are completely relaxed during the session and don’t help the practitioner do these movements at all. This is a series of movements that help you relax and increases the connection between mind and body. Here’s an example of what it’s like.

Canadian Deep Muscle Massage

Canadian Deep Muscle Massage is a cross-fiber technique originally developed in Northern Canada releases toxins that are trapped in clogged lymph passageways. This technique focuses on specific areas of pain or stress, instead of whole body relaxation like Swedish massage. Canadian Deep Muscle Massage is very firm and thorough. For a deep tissue massage to be effective and yield fruit, a specialized therapist must do it. The therapist applies pressure and friction across and along the muscle fibers, which acts to, breaks down the adhesions in the connective tissues and restore a more regular range of movement. The massage relaxes the tight muscles and improves circulation in the deeper tissues of the muscle thereby bringing relief from pains and stress. This kind of massage is special in a way that it focuses on specific affected areas of the body whereas other massage types are concerned with the body in general.

Chi Nei Tsang

What the esoteric massage technique, called Chi Nei Tsang (CNT, for short), does is help a person become more aware of deep-seated tensions and removes the blocks to free-flowing digestion. Loosely translated as “inner organ chi transformation,” CNT is based on Taoist practices and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The therapy coaches a person through “applied chi Kung” which raises both awareness and Chi, or vital energy. In Asian healing systems, it is believed that the smooth movement of Chi and body fluids is paramount in keeping a person healthy Chi Nei Tsang is a method of internal organs massage that makes use of the qi of all major systems in the body: breath, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, fasciae/tendon/muscle and acupuncture meridian. This practice increases the energy flow to internal organs by specific manipulations and through massaging a series of points in the navel area. CNT frees the blockages in the abdomen and guides the healing energy through the entire body. Chi Nei Tsang is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that improves digestion and assists proper elimination. This technique is an energetic massage for the abdominal region that stimulates the internal organs and promotes movement of chi energies.

Conscious Breathwork/Rebirthing

The breath is inextricably linked with our ability to say ‘YES’ to life, people and situations. It is a wonderful communicator of how we are managing situations. From the moment of our birth we have learnt to repress emotions when discomfort is experienced. A shock can lead us to draw breath and hold it; anxiety and nervousness encourages shallow, faster breathing. Consequently, we have learn’t to breath in ways that have limited our life energy from flowing fully and freely. Stuck energy becomes locked in our ‘body memory’ at a cellular level, and the emotional or physical experience of the memory in our unconscious. Originally known as “Rebirthing” and developed by Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray, Conscious Breathwork is a body-centered discipline of breathwork, focused awareness, and gentle acceptance of feelings and thoughts as they arise. “Conscious connected breathing” or “circular breath” is used to bring forth more life force energy, which manifests in the body as heat, cold, pressure, tingle, vibration and other body sensations, as well as an awareness of feelings and thoguth which have been stored as energy blockages in the body and mind.

Craniosacral Therapy/Cranial Osteopathy

CST is a healing therapy used to assist the body in its natural capacity to heal itself. By “listening through their hands,” a practitioner identifies patterns of inertia (sites where stress and trauma congest the body) and heals the body re-order itself into patterns conducive of cellular health. Impacts to the head, neck or spine, such as whiplash, or any impact due to physical trauma can leave the body with areas of compression, strain and tension. Left untreated, this can result in a whole variety of problems from back pain, neck pain and headaches, to vertigo, sinusitis and arthritis / joint pain. Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of Osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses and strains throughout the body, including the head Suffer from headaches, back pain or arthritis? This gentle yet highly effective therapy based on Cranial Osteopathy may have the answer. Mis-placed bones of the cranium, spine or sacrum, caused by falls, accidents or dentistry can cause apparently unrelated symptoms, even years after the event. CranioSacral Therapy aims to unravel the root cause of your pain or symptoms, eliminating them for good.

Esalen

Esalen massage is a type of bodywork, which is highly responsive to the clients’ bodily feedback while the massage occurs. Esalen draws from Swedish massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, meditation, as well as from Rolfing, the Feldenkrais Method, Trager work (psychophysical integration bodywork), yoga, Cranialsacral Bodywork, and other “energy healing” techniques. The effects of this intentional touch, loosely categorized as “wellness/stress management massage”, range widely. For some, it brings a renewed sense of health and vigor; others may regain a sense of safety with regard to touch. Often old tension patterns break free and old emotions are released. It signals a return to one’s nature, a switch from everyday consciousness into a calmer, more colorful space less inhabited by the constraints of time and place. An out-of-ordinary reality. The sources of this rich work are endless: it was informed by sensory awareness, Swedish massage, oriental medicine, meditation, gestalt practice. The influence of deeper work borrowed from Ida Rolf’s teachings, Moshe Feldenkrais’ sense of neural co-ordinates, Milton Trager’s passive movement to awaken the mind, yoga stretches, somatic mind-body psychology, and more energetically based polarity massage and cranial-sacral work continue to “grow” the work. Each practitioner translates this into his/her personal art form.

Feldenkrais Method

Dr. Feldenkrais believed that a healthy individual must be in tune with their own body, he established Feldenkrais as a holistic therapy that the client participates in, rather than a physical treatment performed by a disconnected practitioner. Dr. Feldenkrais believed that humans hardly used their bodies to their full potential. His response, the Feldenkrais Method, teaches students to think before you move and to use your body to its full potential with classes that stress flexibility, posture, and breathing. The innate knowledge of your body helps you to move safely and only expend the needed energy to do certain tasks. As a result pain, and muscle and joint stress are reduced. Feldenkrais holistic therapy is meant for anyone who desires to reconnect with his or her body. It teaches the most natural and safe ways to move, think and feel through balancing techniques and a series of manipulative sequences that cause us to think about our responses and how to respond properly with our bodies. Students of the Feldenkrais Method claim, after learning the techniques, they have better self-awareness. Dancers, musicians and actors are generally the most typical students of Feldenkrais. This is because their movements are integral to their livelihood. Russian-born physicist, judo practitioner, mechanical engineer, and educator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, developed the Feldenkrais Method of Somantic Education. It uses movement to increase ease and range of motion, flexibility, and coordination, which ultimately enhances total bodily functionality. Based on physics and biomechanics, the Method increases self-awareness so that functioning movements have more personal presence.

Hellerwork

Hellerwork Structural Integration combines deep tissue bodywork with movement and dialogue to create structural balance in the mind, body, and spirit. Body alignment is seen as integral to the dissipation of tension and chronic pain. Hellerwork aims to deeper the experience of the integrity of the body, and with it your movement and the relationship you have with the world around. The treatment is based on the notion that everyone is innately healthy, and through achieving an awareness of your body and your relationship to the world, one can make this innate health a reality. Each Hellerwork session begins with a brief discussion between the therapist and the patient about how the treatment has been progressing and how the body is adapting to the new movements. The therapist then conducts an assessment of your body structure and your current moving patterns. Your therapist collects this information to gain a better understanding of how your body works, and how the therapy exercises can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

HEMME Approach

Standing for “History, Evaluation, Modalities, Manipulations, Exercise”, HEMME is a soft-tissue therapy to relieve pain and restore alignment and improving myofascial dysfunction. It uses osteopathy, chiropractic work, and physical therapy and is particularly useful for chronic lower back pain. Massage therapists need to be aware of HEMME, which is an acronym for history, evaluation, modalities, manipulation, and exercise. This is a language model that some medical practitioners use to outline the approach for treating a client with a soft tissue injury. Medical history and evaluation are performed together and help to establish the status and extent of the client’s injury. On the basis on this, the medical practitioner can recommend the next stages ├▒- modalities, manipulation, and exercise. Often a medical practitioner can prescribe or recommend a massage therapist to perform recommend massage modalities

Hoshino Therapy

It is a form of acupressure that is specifically designed to treat arthrosis. Arthrosis is the hardening of muscles, ligaments and tendons especially around the joints. This Oriental massage therapy is primarily used as a preventive therapy, but can be used to treat some conditions also. Developed by Tomezo Hoshino, this technique utilizes a pressure point system to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. The Japanese an acupuncturist, developed this therapy in the 1940. Hoshino felt pains on his shoulders and was unable to get any lasting relief from acupuncture. Determined to heal himself, he climbed a mountain and vowed that he wouldn’t come down until he was healed. At the top of that mountain he managed to heal himself using only his bare hands. He refined the healing technique that he developed at the top of the mountain and later went on to teach it to others. The basic theory is that arthrosis degenerates joins and ligaments and Hoshino Therapy reverses arthrosis to restore resiliency, and flexibility of the soft tissue in those areas.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, but they can be other types. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release.heated basalt stones to help loosen tight muscles. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. Practitioners use these heated stones (done so in 120 to 150 degree water) as props with Swedish massage style stroking Also, stones can be placed on specific points along the spine, palms, or between toes to improve the flow of energy. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes. The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage. You should speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. Technique is very important. Less experienced practitioners sometimes use too much pressure. Small local day spas might have less experienced therapists. If you have any doubts, ask where the therapist learned hot stone massage, and how long she has done it.

Integrative Massage Therapy

Integrative Massage Therapy is a treatment style that involves the integration of therapy techniques from a number of different modalities including massage, somatic therapy and bodywork techniques. Some of the other therapy techniques that may be incorporated are touch therapy, psychotherapy, movement re-patterning, stress management, reflective listening, hypnotherapy, and energy work approaches. The integrative massage technique is based on the idea that not just one massage is right for every person or can solve every problem. That is why through using a variety of techniques every individual problem of the body can be targeted and addressed with its own approach, producing optimal results. A typical integrative massage session is very open in structure. As a team, you and the therapist will meet and discuss what you are looking for and what techniques will best suit your needs. During the first session, you will also discuss the goals for the treatment and how often or how many sessions will be needed. Usually an initial number of sessions are recommended (usually between four and six) to allow the therapist to gain information about the patient and to determine the best therapeutic techniques for treatment

Jin Shin Jyutsu

This physio-philosophy aims to harmonize the life energy in one’s body by holding the 26 “safety energy locks” in different combination to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. It, however, is NOT massage Jin Shin Jyutsu places the fingertips (over clothing) on specific energy locks to restore the energy flow. Balance promotes relaxation, stress, and optimizes the body’s capacity to self-heal. To simply calm hold the last three fingers of your hand, either side. This is the reason people wring their hands when nervous. Jin Shin is part of our innate wisdom so we are practicing it all the time unknowingly. Simply holding those last 3 fingers together is far more effective. Do this when sitting the dentist’s chair, in meetings or doing interviews. Simply sit on your hands, palms up, for 10 minutes. This can also be done in a prone position. As a bonus, sitting on your hands also helps get rid of cellulite. Simply hold your thumbs, one at a time. If you are someone who tends to worry a lot, holding the thumbs also takes away worry. Place the fingers of both hands on the sternum (breast bone located in center of your chest). Do this for a few minutes daily. Some of the challenges Mehagian has assisted clients to overcome with JSJ include turning breech babies, dissolving fibroid tumors and ovarian cysts, PMS, migraines, dissolving kidney obstructions, digestive disorders, insomnia and clearing emotional traumas

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Developed by French doctor Bruno Chikly, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) practitioners use flat hands and fingers and to simulate gentle, wavy movements to activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation. This process, also called Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM), is used to determine the best pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations. Lymphatic drainage is about preventative health care and is considered safe, physical symptoms, such as swollen glands, can indicate a problem with the lymphatic system and should be evaluated by a physician. In addition to lymphatic drainage therapy, there is research that indicates there are additional measures people can take to promote a free-flowing lymphatic system. Some of these measures include things as simple as avoiding tight-fitting undergarments such as bras, underwear and pantyhose, and other restrictive clothing Reducing stress can also help promote a healthy lymphatic system as well as regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release Therapy is a soft-tissue therapy for pain abatement, increasing range of motion and balancing the body through manipulation of the mysofascia system. The fascia is the web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. There are two schools of Myofascial Release Therapy: Direct and Indirection. The former uses the knuckles, forearms, elbows or props to slowly worth through the layers of the restricted fascia until tension is released. The latter uses gentle stretching to produce heat, increase blood flow, and to allow the fascia to unwind itself. This restores the body’s ability to self-correct and to manage pain

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

(NMT) is a form of manual therapy that uses static pressure on myofascial points to relieve pain, Fingers, knuckles, and elbows are used to manipulate muscles, tendons and other connective tissue to balance the central nervous system. NMT addresses these following five causes of pain: a) Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch; b) Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body; c) Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone; d) Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes; and e) Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns. Trigger points are painful points located within taut bands of muscle, hypertonicity, and are treated primarily with the application of sustained, usually static pressure. Sometimes this is referred to as ischemic pressure and can vary from very light to heavy depending on the stage of development of the trigger point. Through the softening of trigger points, NMT aims to reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions.

Orthopedic Massage Therapy

A therapist who performs orthopedic massage focuses on problems with the client’s musculoskeletal system. He or she may release tight muscles, help to stretch shortened muscles and tendons, and decompress joints. The goal is to normalize the soft tissues of the body, both to treat specific conditions and to keep clients generally healthy and fit. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training, as an unskilled therapist could harm a client by accident. This form of massage therapy combines medical and sports massage techniques to promote healing and address pain from soft-tissue injuries. Orthopedic massage therapy has three steps: assessment, creating a treatment plan, and finally treatment and adaptation. Therapists employ a range of bodywork techniques but focuses on a client’s musculoskeletal system. Because orthopedic massage is used to great medical ailments, extensive training is required of a therapist.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy is a deep tissue massage that uses cross-fiber strokes to loosen all the layers of muscles tissue. It is different from Swedish massage based deep tissue therapy because the therapist’s goal is not to push blood and lymph through the tissue towards the heart. The therapist’s goal is to encourage the circulation of blood and lymph freely in the muscle tissue. Though the therapy is quite deep it’s doesn’t have the painful reputation as Rolfing. Developed by Therese Pfrimmer, PDMT is form of therapeutic massage that deeply works on muscles at a cellular level. Using cross-fiber friction techniques, adhesions in the muscles are broken up to allow lymph and blood to flow, which encourages the muscles to repair and heal themselves. Unlike Deep Tissue Massage, which is based in Swedish massage technique pushes blood towards the heart; PDMT encourages moves blood into the muscle tissue. Whereas Swedish massage is designed for relaxation Pfrimmer is a corrective therapy.

Postural Integration

The posture which allows a human being to stand erect with the minimum of strain, is one in which a plumbline dropped from the ear would pass through the centre of the shoulder, hip joint, knee and ankle. Few people however possess this kind of balanced body structure due to injuries, bad posture and cultural stereotypes about appearance. Postural Integration (PI) is a method of deep tissue manipulation aimed at correcting body imbalances. Bunched and tense layers of muscle are systematically worked loose, separated and lengthened. This allows chronically over-stretched muscles to relax. Postural Integration (PI) is a method of deep tissue manipulation aimed at correcting body imbalances through body-mind re-alignment. Bunched and tense layers of muscle are systematically worked loose, separated and lengthened. This allows chronically over-stretched muscles to relax.

Rebalancing

Developed in the 1980s by a group of practitioners of various backgrounds including Rolfing, the Trager Approach, pulsation, psychotherapy, and Craniosacral therapy, the theory was to combine the best attributes of several existing modalities with introspective analysis into a 10-session series of treatments. Rebalancing is powerful form of bodywork developed in the 1980s in India, combining body awareness work and deep tissue massage. The focus of the work is to bring people back into harmony with themselves, so they can live their essence from a balanced place in their body and being. Hence the name Rebalancing. Rebalancing bodywork works with a unique synthesis of deep and soft connective tissue manipulation, joint release, energy and breath work, body reading, body awareness training, as well as emotions and their expression. As the body releases muscular rigidities and relaxes, energy is set free. At the same time old and unconscious emotional and mental attitudes and patterns, which imprison us, can come into our awareness so they can be released.

Reflexology

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. Unlike other massages that use thumbs, palms, hands, elbow, knee and foot, foot reflexology massages uses hands; fingers and a wood stick with cream and oil. 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. Expert masseurs will deal with the critical points on the feet with utmost care. The pain felt there will disappear when the masseur finishes the process. Reflexology is the art of applying pressure or massaging certain zones of the feet and hands, and sometimes the ears, to promote relaxation, stress-relief, better blood flow, and other general health benefits.

Reiki

Not a massage technique in and of itself, Reiki is more broadly a Japanese technique of utilizing life force energy (ki) to manage stress, promote relaxation as well as physical and spiritual healing. Reiki healing can include massage to treat the body, mind, and spirit with feelings of peace, serenity, and wellbeing. Reiki and massage are two separate things,” informs our Reiki Expert Hope Cramer. Cramer was trained in the practice of Reiki and is a member of International Association of Reiki Professionals and International Healers Association. Many times massage therapists who are trained in Reiki will combine the two practices for optimal results in therapy. Licensed therapists often take Reiki classes in order to learn how to use the energy to promote spiritual well being as well as physical well-being in their treatments. The usual treatment of Reiki massage begins at the head and works its way through the seven different chakras. The hand placements coincide with the seven major chakras or energy centers of the physical body.

Rolf Structural Integration

Commonly called, “Rolfing,” this form of bodywork founded by Dr. Ida P. Rolf reorganizes the fascia to dramatically improve a client’s posture and structure. Practitioners use elbows, fingers, and knuckles to stretch and open fascia to correct the habitual patterns of misalignment in the head, shoulders, abdomen, pelvis, and legs. This is believed to help open up breathing, improve digestion, balance the nervous system, and improve physical and emotional health. During a structural integration session, the therapist will massage areas outward and in toward the heart and vital organs. The manipulation of the fascia (the system that connects all the body’s systems) is thought to free up areas of congestion within the body. These areas of congestion have been determined as trouble spots that collect sickness and disease, and harbor injury. The structural integration of the body allows for greater freedom and ease of movement, in addition to better overall health.

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork using the finger and thumb pressure to increase the flow of ki in the body. Based heavily on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), shiatsu utilizes the meridian system to also use in Acupuncture and Acupressure. Clients remained fully clothed. No massage oils are used. Oriental shiatsu became very popular in Japan. At least one member of a Japanese family (usually women) practiced shiatsu massage to help their family members. Because of its many benefits shiatsu massage is considered to be healing. Shiatsu massage therapy is not healing the disease itself. Shiatsu has a direct affect on the meridians, which in consequence help to unblock the meridian points where the chi is blocked and causes health problems. The oriental medicine philosophy says that the main cause of diseases is in the unbalanced chi in the body. Shiatsu massage is used to reach the harmony of chi in the human body.

Trauma Erase

Developed by kinesiologist Dr. Pauline Carte, this light massage technique literarily intends to erase trauma from a client’s body and mind. Trauma touch therapy was developed to address the needs of clients affected by trauma and abuse, including sexual and emotional abuse or battering and the trauma of war, surgery or criminal violence. Focused on empowering the client, this technique combines therapeutic movement and breathwork with psychotherapeutic elements to bring body and mind together in holistic healing. The pace of therapy is determined individually according to the client’s need. Relearning touch from a healthy perspective is a major focus of the therapy. The trauma touch-training program was developed in 1993 at the Colorado School of Healing Arts. The goal of treatment is the client’s recovery from or a significant reduction in myofascial pain. The treatment goal is achieved through a systematized approach. Treatment consists of trigger point compression, myomassage, passive stretching and a regime of corrective exercises. Success may be measured subjectively by the level of pain reduction experienced by the client and objectively through increased range of motion, strength, endurance and other measures of improved function

Trigger Point Therapy

Also known as Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, this bodywork technique was developed in the 1940s by Dr. Janet G. Travell. Pressure is applied to muscle tissue in order relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. The treatment is corrective, re-educating the muscles into pain-free habits. Trigger points are areas of tenderness in a muscle. There are two basic types of trigger points: active and latent. Active trigger point’s cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied. Latent trigger point’s only exhibit pain when compressed, they do not refer pain to other areas of the body. Latent trigger points are believed to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion of old age. Trigger points differ from acupressure points. Acupressure points are concentrations of energy or blockages of the body’s energy pathways. Trigger points are physical phenomena that can be felt by touch.

Tui N

This type of Chinese bodywork is a therapeutic method used for treating a variety of ailments including musculoskeletal and chronic, stress-related disorders. Tui Na is applied to the clothed body. Patients sit on a chair or lie on a couch. Be prepared to answer some questions about your state of health before having a Tui Na treatment. As a treatment within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it utilizes a variety of hand techniques on the body to direct the flow of qi. Tui Na tends to focus on stretching, kneading, and pushing the muscle. There are also different schools of Tui Na, each emphasizing particular aspects of its therapeutic principles. Tui Na works in accordance with the complex theory of TCM. Fundamental to this theory is the life powering energy that the Chinese call Qi (pronounced ‘chee’). Every aspect of bodily function depends upon Qi and its flow through the tissues. The Chinese recognise a network of 12-paired meridians – one member of each pair on the right side of the body and the other on the left. There are also two unpaired meridians that encircle the trunk and the head in the mid-line. These meridians are not like vessels, they have no anatomical structure but they are pathways along which the main flow of Qi occurs. It is best to visualise them as precise currents of Qi, just like currents of water in the oceans.

Watsu

This soothing massage takes place in warm, waist deep water. Developed by Harold Dull in 1980, Watsu involves a therapist cradling a client’s floating body (one arm under the knees, the other supporting the back) and twirling you through the water in various directions, subjecting the body to a series of passive stretches and twists. Watsu borrows many of its stretching techniques from shiatsu massage, because it focuses on releasing blockages along the bodys energy points, meridians, or chi. In addition, Watsu also borrows techniques from acupressure, a therapy that applies various pressures with the fingertips to restore the free flow of life energy to the bod. Watsu is administered in accordance to the same meridian map that is so vital to Shiatsu massage. However Watsu therapy also incorporates gentle stretching in order to loosen and relax the muscles. Watsu sessions are performed in a therapeutic pool, so that the therapist can gently maneuver their client into the various stretches, without disrupting the relaxing and peaceful setting.

During a Watsu session, the therapist will support their client while moving them through a continuous series of gentle stretches. The therapist will typically gently rock their client’s body in the cradle position. Cradling is considered the most nurturing pose as it recalls the position that a mother holds her baby. As the therapist rocks their client’s body, muscles are isolated and stretched. The water allows the therapist to move gracefully through the stretches, and to apply acupressure massage to the upper body, then the lower body, while continually supporting the spine. This is because in the water a client will float due to the anti-gravitational characteristic of water. The warm water also encourages the muscles to stay relaxed and improves circulation.

Zero Balancing

Physician Dr. Fritz Smith designed zero-Balancing therapy in 1973, when he decided to invent a way for the physical body to harmonize with the energy within the body. Dr. Smith concluded that to achieve perfect health and happiness, the body must be aligned structurally and vigorously. A typical Zero Balancing session will commence with the therapist (also called a Zero Balancer) asking the client questions about their current state of life – physically, emotionally and spiritually. The therapist is non-judgmental, so it’s vital for the client be open and honest for the treatment to be successful. After this initial consultation, the client and the therapist will determine the aims of the Zero Balancing therapy based on the information shared. The Zero Balancer will approach the session with goals to harmonize both the emotional state of their client (balance mood, stress, etc.) with their physical state (soothing aches, injuries and chronic conditions). The therapist will do this by first asking the client to the lie down face up on a massage table. The client will remain fully clothed during the Zero Balancing session, as no oils or massage lotions are used. The practitioner will start the therapy with a series of traction techniques, which are applied with the fingertips in various pressures from fingertips starting at the feet and moving up the entire body to the client’s head. Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system designed to align your energy with your physical body. It focuses on your whole body, even when addressing specific areas. ZB incorporates Eastern concepts of energy and healing with Western scientific approaches to body structure.

Zhi Ya

Zhi Ya is a form of Chinese massage based on acupressure. It is similar to Tui Na massage except it focuses more on pinching and pressing at acupressure points. Related to Tui Na, Zhi Ya is a type of Chinese therapeutic bodywork based on the philosophical tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Similar to Acupressure, Zhi Ya utilizes pinching and pressing at points along the body’s meridians to direct qi, which will promote healing and relief from a range of physical ailments. These days you can find many Chinese massage parlors found in your town. Know more about what Zhi Ya massage is all about so that you can incorporate it in your lifestyle and acquire its benefits. It’s an ancient art, which gives balance to the entire body not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. Zhi Ya utilizes finger pressure on specific parts of the body that helps in relieving fatigue and promotes overall healing. It focuses on pinching and pressing acapressure points which is a bit similar to Tui Na. Based on the traditional Chinese medicine, Zhi Ya has the same anatomical locations that are used in acupuncture therapy. Although, unlike acupuncture, this type of Chinese massage doesn’t employ the use of needles for healing. A massage therapist will put physical pressure on the body by his/her hands, elbow, and/or with different devices on various acupuncture points. The use of fingers and hands can adjust the energy through your entire body, promote longevity, and enhance immune system.