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Part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Reflexology is the ancient art of working pressure points on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to different parts of the body. Early evidence of Chinese Reflexology dates back to the 2nd century BC. Chinese reflexology is to stimulate elimination, improve circulation and support the immune system. it restores the body’s equilibrium of yin and yang, encourages healing and strengthens the body. It is a powerful treatment that is much more than just a foot massage!
cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin. The therapy is used to relieve "stagnation", and is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and other musculoskeletal pain.
An traditional therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. The moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi.
Gua Sha Therapy: Scraping
A treatment to assist the natural clearing of earwax from a person's ear by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal
Gua sha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edged instrument. Skin is typically lubricated with massage oil and commonly a ceramic Chinese soup spoon was used, or a well worn coin, even honed animal bones, water buffalo horn, or jade. A simple metal cap with a rounded edge is commonly used.
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