Body Work Therapy
What is Body Work Therapy?
1. Body Work Therapy is a combination of Tui Na (Chinese Bodywork), Sotai (Japanese Bodywork), Acupressure, and Cranial-Sacral Therapy. Body Work Therapy uses Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of touch and manipulation techniques, Body Work Therapy seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to promote healing from within.
2. Body Work Therapy methods include the use of hand techniques to release the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi, and manipulation techniques to realign the energetic systems of the body by removing blockages or stagnation. Guasha, cupping, moxabustion, pressballs, herbal liniments and salves are used to help enhance each treatment.
3. Clients should wear loose clothing and no shoes and will lie on either a table or floor mat. Removal of clothing is not required for an effective treatment. Each treatment session is tailored for each individual client’s needs.
4. Body Work Therapy is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal pain, chronic stress, digestive issues, insomnia, chronic headaches/migraines and reproductive issues.
Integrated Positional Therapy
What is Integrated Positional Therapy?
Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) is a combination of two specific techniques: Muscle Energy Technique and Strain/Counterstrain. These two techniques are used interchangeably through the application of touch and manual manipulation. IPT is a non-invasive form of bodywork that seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of energy throughout the body, allowing the body to promote healing from within.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is designed to gently restore energy flow through shortened or compromised muscles due to injury or trauma by gently lengthening contracted, tight muscles while strengthening weakened muscles. Strain/Counterstrain is a technique that places the body in a position of comfort for a period of 1-2 minutes. This allows the body to reach a deeper level of relaxation and open the energetic channels in the body while gently removing blockages or stagnation that is causing pain or imbalances.
The client should wear loose clothing and no shoes and will lie on a table. Removal of clothing is not required for an effective treatment. Each treatment session is tailored for each individual client’s needs.
IPT is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal pain, chronic stress, insomnia, and chronic headaches/migraines.