During private sessions, we will often incorporate therapeutic massage into the treatment depending on the condition being addressed. Both Jorge and Maggie are certified practitioners of Tui Na and Shiatsu.
Tui Na, pronounced “twee nah” translated as “push-grasp” and is a dynamic form of Chinese therapeutic massage designed to promote the circulation of Qi, blood and body fluids, decrease muscular tension, break up scar tissue, increase range of motion, and decrease the healing time of soft tissue injury.
Shiatsu is a holistic massage therapy that views illness as a result of an imbalance of the natural flow of energy in the body. The Japanese word Shiatsu translates as “finger pressure” and includes a variety of techniques designed to smooth and circulate the flow of qi, blood and body fluids while relaxing the nervous system. Both physical and psychological complaints are addressed using rhythmic pressure, stretches, deep breathing, and rotation and stretching of the joints.