Eastern Therapeutic is a Massage Therapy Practice offering Medical Massage and Energy Work in a friendly, nurturing environment.
Do you have a pain, disability or restriction?
And getting no results from the traditional medical community?
It's time to try some new methods.
Maybe the "problem" is your body's attempt to cure another problem.
Maybe the "problem" is not in the area you feel it, but in the nerves leading to it!
Maybe the tightness caused by a trauma a long time ago has expanded so much that your body finally said "Enough!".
Or maybe you've been told to "live with it".
If you want to return to health, give medical massage a try.
Massage techniques and modalities directed to dealing with medical issues, releasing tightness, helping the body to heal.
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. This traditional healing practice stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies. In traditional Thai massage the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
Cupping is an ancient therapy that is still popular today. When applied to the skin, suction is created which draws an increase in blood and qi (vital energy) to an area of injury or imbalance. Cupping achieves excellent results for a broad range of disorders including cellulite, stretch marks, scars, repetitive strains, inflammation, chronic fatigue, digestive problems and more. Benefits of cupping include increased range of motion, reduction in pain, reduced swelling and inflammation, improved blood flow and strengthening the immune system.
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Modern research has confirmed Gua sha reduces pain and inflammation while stimulating an immune protective response that can persist for days following treatment. Gua sha is a valuable treatment for musculoskeletal problems. The benefits of Gua sha are numerous. It resolves spasms and pain, and promotes normal circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs. When done on the face, Gua Sha can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness and elasticity, promote a brighter complexion, relieve jaw tension, promote lymphatic drainage, and decrease puffiness.
Medical massage is the overall covering description and can include all or just one of the modalities. It can be medical condition based massage techniques for known tissue problems or a detective process to find an original cause, working backwards to relieve each condition and finding what remains unresolved.
Craniosacral is a specific routine, to which I can add some techniques for releasing fascial structure within the skull, which may have become tight through head trauma or whiplash as in a motor vehicle accident.
Visceral manipulation is work on the internal organs and any dysfunctional fascial connections between them or with the skeletal structure.
Fascial work is the releasing of scar tissue, no matter how old, including surgical scars, removing adhesions, and releasing connections made from overuse, extended use or acute exceeding of muscular activity, or sudden force to which the body fascia naturally tightens, the softening of which may not be soon enough.
Nerve Work is my term for the techniques taught by Doug Alexander LMT who specializes in relieving Nerve problems. They include assessments, releases, glides, pumping, flossing and regular massage techniques to soften and remove constrictions and adhesions that affect the nerve path. One restriction anywhere along the nerve path can cause irritation, a second restriction multiplies the problems, often sensed further along the nerve path, e.g. carpal tunnel pain, yet the cause or causes can be at any of the pinch points before that. Motivated by my own Sciatic events, I know what to do to keep it at bay, and remove the common condition of Carpal tunnel syndrome. The techniques apply to all trapped nerve conditions, hitting the textbooks when necessary to find the Nerve path and likely pinch points.
Energy work can be chakra balancing or a host of other actions developing from ‘listening’ to the tissues and experiencing within myself your discomforts and finding out how to release them.