What is Qi?
Qi (pronounced CHEE), is universal energy circulating in all living things. As a bodywork therapist, I use massage to redirect this flow through the soft tissues. There are many reasons why this energy can be blocked and cause disharmony, such as emotions/stress, diet, and strain/overuse/poor posture.
Meridians and Acupressure:
Meridians are pathways containing flowing Qi. Acupressure is applied to certain intersections of these meridians, and aids in clearing blockages. These junctions, or points, are the same used in acupuncture, just without the needles.
Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Eastern Bodywork from East West Healing Arts Institute, I focus mainly on combining modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and TuiNa. Fitness, especially Yoga and Tai Chi are very important in my life and I bring this into my practice. Passive stretching is one technique I use, as it opens up joints and brings movement into the body, but also allows the nervous system to register new and healthy movement patterns. I incorporate tools such as Gua Sha, Cupping, and Hydrotherapy to help with circulation and muscular tension or injury. I use Acupressure to work within the meridians and bring balance to the channels, and Infrared Sauna to further relax the body and relieve stagnation. My background in Traditional Chinese Medicine allows each session to be tailored to the whole person. I love working with clients along their wellness path, and helping them find which healing art suits them best.