Asian Bodywork provides an increase in self-awareness, promotes relaxation, stimulates the immune system, and assists in the healing process. It complements most any other healing modality and is often integrated into different therapies.
Tuina (pronounced “twee-nah”) is a type of Chinese clinical manual therapy that incorporates a detailed assessment, rhythmic movement, the use of acu-points, stretching, passive range of motion, herbs and liniments. It can be invigorating to treat most orthopedic conditions or soothing enough to melt stress away. Tuina is typically administered while you are wearing comfortable clothes.
Tuina for Pain
Chronic muscular tension can be reduced by improving the relationship between muscles and fascia around joints. It can be assumed that “deep” tissue must have intense pressure, but it is not necessary to force muscles into a relaxed state. Techniques are modified based on your verbal and physical feedback during a session. Tuina can be very focused on the areas that need attention the most.
Tuina for Athletes
Invigorating but moderate pressure is sure to limber up anyone whose body needs a break from the rigors of training. Techniques incorporated are focused on optimizing recovery, increasing circulation and flexibility and reducing pain to bring focus back into the mind.
Cupping and Gua Sha
Cupping and Gua Sha are Eastern methods that incorporate the use of tools to provide balance and comfort to a stressed system. Muscles become more pliable and the body and mind are more at peace with each other.
Communication is encouraged. If at any time you have a question or a suggestion, I am all ears.
Tuina may include the benefits of trigger point, acupressure, myofascial release, various stretching techniques, auricular therapies, cupping, guasha and/or moxabustion. The recommendation of herbal formulas, corrective exercises and self-myofacial release instruction are given where appropriate.
For more info about how holistic living through Acupuncture, East Asian Medicine, Exercise & Nutrition can help optimize your health, contact Dr. George Tabares L.Ac. at 619.723.6705 or George@TabaresActiveHealth.com