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What's The Difference Between Oriental Body Work and Massage?

Shiatsu and Tuina are perhaps the most well recognized body works systems introduced to the west. And in many ways they are radically different than massage therapy. Western Body work systems were developed out of a western medical tradition which analyzes movement and function of the body from a bio-mechanical standpoint. It studies the human body like if our body was a machine. The main science applied using this concept is physics: forces, vectors, torque etc. Early massage therapy methods were based solely on the idea that by affecting the moving parts in the system (muscles and ligaments) they will resolve underlying problems that have to do with posture, movement and mechanical damages

Using Kyutoshin Moxa For Joint Pain

​Though Moxa is usually associated with classic Chinese medicine, this technique is also used in an isolated manner to enhance and compliment a standard orthopedic treatment, be it physical therapy, chiropractic procedure or any other kind of manual therapy method. The concept behind the application of Kyutoshin moxa is simple. We insert a thin needle deep into the tissue, sometimes all the way to the joint, and then place a heat source (moxa) to the needle’s head. The needle, since it is made of metal, transfers the heat deep into the tissue, thus helping resolve myofascial adhesions, stimulate blood circulation and relieve pressure on nerves. The use of Kyutoshin Moxa is particularly effe

What's The Difference Between Oriental Body Work and Massage?

Shiatsu and Tuina are perhaps the most well recognized body works systems introduced to the west. And in many ways they are radically different than massage therapy. Western Body work systems were developed out of a western medical tradition which analyzes movement and function of the body from a bio-mechanical standpoint. It studies the human body like if our body was a machine. The main science applied using this concept is physics: forces, vectors, torque etc. Early massage therapy methods were based solely on the idea that by affecting the moving parts in the system (muscles and ligaments) they will resolve underlying problems that have to do with posture, movement and mechanical damages

Using Kyutoshin Moxa For Joint Pain

​Though Moxa is usually associated with classic Chinese medicine, this technique is also used in an isolated manner to enhance and compliment a standard orthopedic treatment, be it physical therapy, chiropractic procedure or any other kind of manual therapy method. The concept behind the application of Kyutoshin moxa is simple. We insert a thin needle deep into the tissue, sometimes all the way to the joint, and then place a heat source (moxa) to the needle’s head. The needle, since it is made of metal, transfers the heat deep into the tissue, thus helping resolve myofascial adhesions, stimulate blood circulation and relieve pressure on nerves. The use of Kyutoshin Moxa is particularly effe

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