Gua Sha and Cupping

Gua sha and cupping are two therapeutic methods used commonly with Asian bodywork and acupuncture, or as stand-alone modalities. They improve qi flow by facilitating the removal of stagnated blood and lymph, allowing the body to process toxins, reducing pain and swelling, and positively affecting the immune system. Gua sha and cupping can relieve pain … Continue reading Gua Sha and Cupping

Corrective Exercise Cool Down for Low Back

As a bodyworker and personal trainer one of the most frequent concerns I encounter is low back tension and pain. We can reduce and prevent discomfort commonly found in lumbar and hip musculature by utilizing a few basic tools to bring the body into balance. These cool down movements emphasize ankle/ hip mobility and knee/ … Continue reading Corrective Exercise Cool Down for Low Back

Tuina

Tuina (pronounced “twee-nah”) is a form of clinical Asian bodywork that originated over 2000 years ago and is deeply rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuina affects muscles and fascia while influencing the energetics of Qi in the meridians. Pain usually indicates a blockage in meridians which obstructs the flow of Qi throughout … Continue reading Tuina

Bonghan Channels in Acupuncture

By David Milbradt, LAc As a practicing acupuncturist, I find that I continually wonder how a few well-placed needles can have such transformative results in my patients. Over the past 10 years I have read explanations that vary from the vague and mystical idea that the needles move qi in the meridians to scientific explanations where … Continue reading Bonghan Channels in Acupuncture

Recovery

Massage/Bodywork is an integral part of recovery and balance in any workout program. It increases circulation in muscles and joints to help relieve inflammation, stagnant body fluids and metabolic waste, which in turn helps to speed up recovery and creates a positive state of mind. Bodywork also helps to resolve postural imbalances such as tight … Continue reading Recovery