From Acupuncture to Reiki, we offer several types of bodywork. These bodywork modalities can help high-performance athletes and those suffering with chronic pain improve function, reduce pain, and experience better sense of overall well-being.
A revered form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is being used more and more in combination with Western Medicine at places like the Mayo Clinic. Athletic programs and events often make acupuncture treatment available to athletes as an extra way to prepare for or recover from strenuous activity. The treatment involves inserting ultra-thin needles into strategic areas in the body. Theories abound about why acupuncture works, but many find it useful for the following:
Gua sha (pronounced "gwa-shah) is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha utilizes a spoon or other tool that strokes the body surface to create temporary therapeutic petechiae (bruises). It has been proven effective in reducing pain, stiffness, fever, chill, fatigue, nausea, etc. Gua sha is often done in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment, but can be administered alone.
Shiatsu is a holistic discipline that approaches treatment by considering the whole body. A manual therapy of Japanese origin, the practitioner applies pressure on certain points of the body in order to activate the body’s own healing capacities. Shiatsu is used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Based on the belief that energy can be passed from one person to another through touch, Reiki is a technique of Japanese origin used to promote relaxation, healing, and stress reduction.
Reiki is intended to treat the whole person, bringing benefits to the following: