Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®

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Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is a form of Asian massage with roots in the Philippines and India, that—as the word ashiatsu, which means “foot pressure,” indicates—is primarily carried out with bare feet instead of the hands. American Ruthie Hardeehas made adaptations to this ancient form of massage and has established her own training program, which includes a new design of …

Tuina

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One of the oldest forms of Chinese bodywork, which dates back to the Shang dynasty around 1700 bce, Tuina, originally a form known as Yi Zhi Chan Tuina came into prominence when chi energy work was becoming an important part of the traditional Taoist medical practices of Anmo, or Gaomo. By around 650 ce, Tuina had developed into a separate, …

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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The lymphatic system is an important circulatory network that serves the body by removing foreign matter, proteins, and metabolic waste products from tissues. The fluid lymph transports these substances to the blood vessels to be eliminated from the body. Hundreds of lymph nodes throughout the body act as reservoirs or filtering stations along this network, and they contain the infection-fighting …

Trager® Approach

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Also referred to as Psychophysical Integration, this form of therapy combines hands-on bodywork with a set of simple movement exercises, called Mentastics or mental gymnastics, to release muscle tension, increase range of motion, and reeducate the body. It was developed by Dr. Milton Trager between the 1930s and 1950s as a means of releasing deep-seated areas of holding and pain …