Chinese Body TherapiesChinese body therapies offered at Half Moon Ayurveda are meridian acupressure massage, cupping, and moxibustion offered by Robyn and Colleen.
Meridian Acupressure Massage is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which stimulates points along a network of pathways in the body known as meridians. These pathways form a continuous web-like network where vital energy flows, mainly along the fascia or connective tissue tracts of the body. The massage techniques used will treat the soft tissue. Stimulating the acupressure points causes a chain reaction along the meridian to give off health benefits to improve one's wellness. This therapy can help treat common everday injuries such as insomnia, stress and even constipation that result from poor lifestyle choices.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Cupping is used to target the tissue underneath the skin to stimulate the release of tension and to cause a state of relaxation throughout the body.
Moxibustion is a TCM heat therapy in which dried plant materials "moxa" are burned on or near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi (energy) in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Practitioners hold a burning "moxa" stick close to, but not touching the surface of the skin. It has been used to prevent and cure diseases.
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