Oriental Massage is also known as Tui-Na or acupressure. It utilizes massage techniques that are based on Oriental Medicine principles and acupuncture points.
When an Acupuncture Physician performs massage he/she does so as part of a full diagnosis. This is why someone with PMS might receive a neck massage and someone with digestive issues might receive a massage that focuses on acupuncture points on the back. Oriental massage can treat muscle and soft tissue problems in a similar way to Western massage but it can also treat many other, deeper problems.
Ariane and Alex do their massages as part of the whole treatment. This ‘hands on’ aspect of the treatment allows them to better interact with their patients. It also provides a more comprehensive, rounded, and relaxing treatment. Patients appreciate the time and attention and are impressed by how effective the combination of acupuncture and massage can be.
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I was very sick when I first tried acupuncture. It was a last resort for me. Western medicine had basically given up on me. I did not think I could ever get well. But with skill and care, I was able to recover. Now I understand why more and more people are turning to acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The treatments address more than just getting rid of the symptoms. Now I don’t wait to get sick. I use Chinese medicine as a preventive. I also enjoy the treatments so I don’t have to push myself to go. It seems a more common sense way to take care of my health. - Diane T.