HOLISTIC GLOSSARY

To better understand and acquaint yourself with our some of our services. Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state of anxiety.

LYMPHATIC MASSAGE utilizes a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. Immune system function can be significantly increased, improving metabolism and helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins.

Joint aches, pain loss of appetite, depression, fatigue, migraines, soreness and flu like symptoms are often caused by congested lymph pathways. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in your body’s ability heal from injury and ward off disease.

 

It is essential to the body’s drainage system for cleansing and filtering out toxins and bacteria.

A lymphatic massage is recommended at least once a month and the results initially are often dramatic as the volume of lymph flow is increased by as much as 10—20 times. A strong immune system makes you feel balanced, happy and whole.

LAVA PARAFFIN HOT WAX THERAPY MASSAGE
Excellent treatment for joint or back pain. You will first receive a muscle relaxing massage followed by a Hot Paraffin Wax treatment. Exquisite lasting heat on the muscles. Paraffin hot wax is one of the most effective methods of applying heat to relieve pain and stiffness. A warm paraffin wax relaxes muscles, relieves stiffness and muscle spasms, and stimulates circulation. The warm paraffin also moisturizes for healthier looking, softer skin.

TUI NA
Tui na is an ancient Chinese system of manual therapeutics with a wide range of techniques and indications. Tui na techniques range from those that are light and soothing to those that are strong and invigorating. Refined over the centuries, tui na facilitates healing by regulating the circulation of blood and qi (vital energy), which controls body function and enhances resistance to disease.

CUPPING
Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (the technique is called gliding cupping).

SHIATSU
A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture.

ACUPRESSURE
Treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body.

ACUPUNCTURE
A procedure used in or adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes or to relieve pain or produce regional anesthesia.

REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that relate to every organ, gland, and system of the body.

R.N.T. (Registered Natural Therapist)
Holistic wellness practitioner of nutritional and botanical medicine and homeopathy.

R.M.T. (Registered Massage Therapist)
A person trained in manipulation of the soft tissues of the body by rubbing, stroking, kneading, etc. for therapeutic or healing purposes.

SCIATICA: ”sci·at·i·ca Pronunciation[sahy-at-i-kuh]
Sciatica is a term used to describe radiating pain in the legs, caused by a nerve problem in the lower back. Sciatic pain (sciatic nerve pain) is often felt in combination with lower back pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It runs from the sacral back region down both legs. There are many branches that come off the main nerves, serving both sensory and motor functions of the buttocks, legs and feet.

SPINAL TRACTION & DECOMPRESSION
Spinal “decompression” is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for certain types of chronic back pain. Mechanical decompression works by slowly and gently stretching the spine, taking pressure off compressed discs and vertebrae. Spinal decompression is one of the most exciting medical treatments developed in many years, since it demonstrates good statistical results for long term pain relief.

HOT STONE MASSAGE
A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient’s back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.

SWEDISH MASSAGE massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are sliding or gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation

PROSTATE MASSAGE
As Alternative Therapy: for treatment of prostatitis inflammation of the prostate in men, often. Enlarged prostate or frequent urination. This is NOT for sexual service and is perform by trained therapist with gown & gloves and special herbal medicine.

OVARY & FERTILITY MASSAGE
A type of treatment that has been used for hundreds of years to stimulate the production of eggs and increase the possibility of conceiving a baby. The massage may be performed in women, and the massage will stimulate the uterus or the ovaries.

 

Ovary massage can increase your chances of becoming pregnant and may be combined with several other fertility treatments without having any side effects. The massage of the ovaries may help relieve ovulation pain, twisted fallopian tubes or irregular ovulation. The massage will increase the blood flow in the area of the ovaries, bringing blood that is filled with oxygen that will be beneficial for the egg production.
The massage of the reproductive system may also reduce constipation, which can affect fertility, as the feces may press on the reproductive organs. The massage will also have a relaxing effect and relieve stress, which can also affect your fertility.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MASSAGE

Two types of traditional Chinese massage exist – Tui na (推拿) which focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle and Zhi Ya (指壓) which focuses on pinching and pressing at acupressure points. Both are based on principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Though in the Western countries Tui Na is viewed as massage.

TUI NA IS CHINESE MEDICINE’S PHYSIO-THERAPY
Utilized for medical purposes instead of relaxation, Tui Na works to correct the patient’s problems, from musculoskeletal conditions, to diseases, cancers and even minor and major headaches.

 

Within the foundation of Tui Na, Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are followed, from Meridian Applications to Herbal Formulas, Qigong Therapy and heated herbal application (Moxa). Technique applications such as friction and vibration are used as well.

WELLNESS
The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.

HOLISTIC
Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts <holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body.

EAR CONING
Also called Ear Candling

Ear coning is an ancient, natural and simple process for removing excess ear wax and other accumulated or foreign debris from the ear canal. The smoke also affects the sinus cavities offering a cleansing type action.

HERBAL MEDICINE
The study or use of medicinal herbs to prevent and treat diseases and ailments or to promote health and healing. A drug or preparation made from a plant or plants and used for any of such purposes.