Shiatsu is a type of massage that is rooted in Japanese meridian theory. It involves motions such as gentle rocking of the body, arms, and legs, as well as pressing along muscles and meridians.
Acupressure massage is a treatment uses the hands to press and massage specific meridians and acupuncture points that are indicated for your condition.
We use a combination of these two approaches in our bodywork sessions to address your specific concerns. These treatments are a great choice for chronic pain and autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, ME/CFS, EDS (Ehlers-danlos syndrome), as well as patients recovering from surgery or chemotherapy. If you are seeking a gentle. restorative approach these sessions are for you!
Because these treatments work with the acupuncture meridians and points they achieve many of the same effects that acupuncture does. Some of the most common conditions that this bodywork can support include:
-digestive pain or dis-regulation
-nausea (pregnancy related, chemotherapy induced, or other)
-acute injury recovery
-headaches (migraine and tension type)
and much more
This type of massage is usually performed fully clothed. It is best to wear loose, soft, and comfortable clothing to these sessions. Bodywork is offered as a stand alone treatment, or in conjunction with acupuncture.