Meridian Therapy is an Asian therapeutic bodywork that dates back 5,000 years. It focuses on the balance and flow of “Qi” (life force energy), which enhances overall health. It works along the primary meridian pathways and tendino-muscle pathways. These pathways of “Qi” nourish and defend the body, and prevent harmful energies gaining access to deeper regions of the body. Balance and unobstructed flow is imperative for maintaining health.
The therapist relies on hand strength and sensitivity to balance “Qi.” The treatment combines deep tissue manipulation with specific point manipulation. Using these techniques will help attain the desired effects, energetic movement and release of muscular contraction. Foot reflexology points are also used, which are known to have profound results on deeper organs and tissues of the body.
The assessment is based on every facet of the mind/body complex. Every sign and symptom reflects the internal state of the body. “Qi” moves blood and lymph. If it is in some way blocked by emotional, mental or physical stagnation, the client may feel pain, dysfunction, and eventually disease.
Stuck “Qi” vibrates low which is known to correlate with infection and disease. The Meridian Therapy treatment’s intention is to move the stagnated “Qi”, unblocking the flow, and bringing the energy of the body back to balance. The body is very intelligent and is designed to heal itself. By moving the “Qi”, it raises the vibration, which gives the body a proper environment to heal itself by restoring, promoting, and maintaining optimum health.
Meridian Therapy may benefit
- traumas from sprains, fractures and broken bones
- circulatory problems
- gastrointestinal problems
- autoimmune disorders
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- emotional balance
Because Meridian Therapy works on both primary and tendino/muscle pathways it will affect all body systems, and therefore may benefit all illnesses. Other techniques may be used such as Reiki, chakra balancing and stretching, depending on an individual’s needs.
Massage is a “hands on” therapy which works on muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, skin and other connective tissue to support health. It has been practiced for centuries in nearly every culture. The therapist will use a variety of techniques ranging from gentle strokes, kneading, vibration, friction and deep tissue manipulation.
Massage may provide many benefits
- Promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
- Enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph – the body’s natural defense system against toxic invaders.
- Relaxing and softening injured, tired and overused muscles.
- Reducing spasms and cramping.
- Promoting tissue regeneration and reducing scar tissue.
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion which reduces pain and prevents injury.
- Reducing post surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Releasing endorphins that work as the body’s natural pain killers.
- Increase blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs and may also help the release of toxins.
- Reducing recovery time, helping the body to prepare for strenuous workouts, helping athletes at every level.
- Providing integration of mind and body by heightening awareness of present moment, bringing emotional and spiritual balance.
- Other techniques may also be used, such as stretching, trigger point therapy, acupressure, Reiki and chakra balancing. Treatment is determined by each individual’s needs.
Many cultures have known since ancient times that an unseen energy flows through all living things. This energy is directly connected to the quality of health we experience. It is this energy that serves as the basis of our Reiki treatments.
Reiki comes from two Japanese words. “Rei” meaning “the flow of universal spiritual wisdom.” “Ki” refers to “the vital life force.” Reiki can be explained as universal spiritual guidance and life force. Life force energizes out physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bring. If life force energy is low or restricted, the body may be more susceptible to illness or dis-ease. Reiki has its own higher intelligence and will automatically go where the body most needs it. The practitioner is simply a vessel in which the energy is channeled.
This treatment is gentle and noninvasive. It may benefit an individual by cleansing and clearing their energy field and energy pathways, thus allowing life force energy to flow in a healthy and natural way. It may be used during Meridian Therapy or Massage Therapy to enhance a treatment.