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is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture,
and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on
specific points along the body. Chinese cultures believe the points
to be junctures of meridian pathways that carry energy called chi
(the Japanese call it ki). Acupressure massage therapy stimulates
and activates the body's own energies to help fight illness and
restore harmony. Some of the Acupressure points are significant
as they relate to a specific part of the body while others are more
general in their effect. Treatment is normally given in a similar
fashion to traditional massage. Points are massaged using finger
or thumb, and sometimes a blunt object, in a fairly rapid circular
motion with a medium pressure for between 5 and 15 minutes at a
which puts back on an old philosophy of several thousands of years,
is based on balance between the yin and the yang like on the doctrines
of the five elements: wood fire, hearth, metal and water. In Occident,
it is the most known component of Chinese traditional medicine.
It consists in introducing fine needles on points located along
the meridian lines (each one of these points corresponding to a
part of the body) in order to stimulate and to rebalance the energy
which circulates there.
the physical and psychological performances, this method of psychomotor
rehabilitation brings a durable relief to back pain and to the numerous
illness bound related to the posture. Its first objective is to
change the stereotyped habits. Its addresses those who suffer from
stress and from chronic pain, but also to the pregnant women who
feel motor difficulties.
essential oils in the massage helps with the fluidity of the movements.
Its kneadings relaxs the muscles and untie the tensions.
- Relief back pain
- Eliminate the toxins
- Improve digestion and reduces constipation
- Active blood circulation. This massage is an approach oriented
towards the therapeutic relaxation and its effects.
Tuina, it has the same importance, in Chinese traditional medicine
that acupuncture, the moxibustion, the pharmacopeia or dietetics.
Work in Chinese massage is carried out along the meridian lines
which traverse the body. The expert stimulates the blocked points
and reactivates energy along the meridian lines. This process makes
it possible to awake the natural curative capacities of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Tissue Massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers
of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension
in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the
contracted areas, either following or going across the fibre's of
the muscles, tendons and fascia. Also helps to break up and eliminate
scar tissue.Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific
areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage,
but if it's done right the client should feel better than ever within
a day or two.The technique is often used in combination with other
massage procedures such as those used in Remedial and Sports Massage.
energy approach is inspired by several old practices of cure, among
which the laying on of hands. At the same time preventive and curative,
its allows the person to re-mobilize her forces, as well physical,
emotional, psychic as spiritual for a greater harmony.
is a therapy, which is governed by movement. There are two types
- Active Kinesitherapy [such as therapeutic exercise, functional
activity treatment, gate trainings, etc].
- Passive Kinesitherapy [such as clinical rehabilitative massage,
scapula manipulation, spinal mobilization (please do not confuse
this with spinal adjustment), spinal tractions, post-isometric
relaxation techniques, and passive exercise (mobilization) of
different body regions].
The total techniques seek to facilitate the movements while utilizing
muscular chains. Contrary to the analytical techniques, which consider
only one muscle or an articulation, they relate to a whole muscular
unit. Among these techniques, the most used are the method of Kabat
and that of Bobath.
In addition to the relaxation which
it gets, this technique of massage reactivates the flow of the lymph
and supports the elimination of toxins. The therapist mobilizes
lymphatic tissues by slow and regular gestures on the whole body.
The circular motions alternate with pumpings. One recommends the
lymphatic drainage in the case of a specific oedema or chronique.It
reduces especially the accumulation of water (oedema) to the level
of the legs, of the arms and the face.It activates the system of
defenses of the body activates and reinforces the system immunitaire.
Durée: one hour thirty (1. 30)
an energy approach which helps to balance magnetic energy circulating
naturally in the body. Quite as the electrical supply network of
a city which connects houses between them, the body with an energy
network which connects each organs and each cell between them. It
is is by contacts, on quite precise points, which the therapeutist
supports the physical, psychological and emotional releasing of
tensions by restoring balance between the overloaded circuits and
those sub-used. Polarity gets a relaxation and supports personal
awakenings which allow the car-cure of the body.
is a gentle and effective form of therapeutic treatment applied
to the feet and sometimes to the hands. Reflexology is considered
to be a holistic healing technique that aims to treat the individual
as a whole, in order to induce a state of balance and harmony in
body, mind and spirit.Reflexology is based on the belief that there
are reflex areas on the feet (and hands) corresponding to all the
parts of the body including major organs. The therapist stimulates
and works these organs and systems through the reflexes, applying
pressure to the feet with thumb and fingers.A treatment lasts between
40 minutes and 1 hour. Most people can benefit from Reflexology
it can bring relief to a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions
and is suitable for all ages, including children. Once the body
has been rebalanced, regular treatments can help to maintain health
and general well-being.
Reiki is a form of
healing that conducts energy from the giver to the receiver to transmit
the energy of life, source of benefactions. It is a Japanese system
of healing which promotes all aspects of well-being. Reiki creates
the self-confidence and helps in difficult situations.
- Restore physical and emotional balance in the body
- Dissolve mental blocks
- Strengthen immunitary system
- Eliminate toxins
This approach aims at bringing balance and harmony so physically
as psychologically and spiritually. The complete treatment lasts
one hour or you can add it as complement to an approach of massage.
By pressures made
with the fingers, the palms, the elbows, the feet, on the points
of acupuncture, the shiatsu resolves and regularizes the energy
of the body with an aim of preventing and of eliminating certain
pains or tensions. This method wakes up the energy and body conscience
in more of stimulating mental and physical vitality.
purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress
and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical
activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion
and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.
Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often
get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an
athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can
benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding
jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and
postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based
on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates
a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression,
friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar
to Acupressure and Shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together
this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment,
to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance
and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
Strain & Counterstrain
by L.H. Jones, an American ostéopathe, the method of correction
consists in relieving an articular or muscular pain by proceeding
by pressures on specific places, and by mobilizing the segment implied
during 90 seconds. The strain and counterstrain is the technique
quite indicated to treat pains caused by a bursite, a tendinitis,
cephalgias of tension, an irritated sciatic nerve, a loss of articular
mobility, and more.
the muscular mass by various operations: effleurages, kneadings,
frictions and percussions... The Swedish massage stimulates a whole
of system thus which makes it possible to the body to be rebalanced
(by supporting a venous return, a better blood and lymphatic circulation,
the elimination of toxins, the management of stress...) and works
on the level of the osseous frame.