Irvine Eastern Massage Techniques
Irvine Eastern Massage Techniques
Eastern massage therapy techniques offer a healing approach that is rooted in energy balancing within the body as opposed to Western therapeutic massage which primarily focuses on the physical source of an ailment. With a long history that has developed over thousands of years, Eastern massage techniques still consider the physical aspects of a condition, but primarily as they relate to the subtle life force energy that moves through the human body. Galpin Wellness offers a range of Eastern based massage therapy services to the people of Irvine.
Consult with experienced Galpin Wellness professionals to determine the most effective treatment for your specific needs:
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With its origins in Ancient China, today’s acupressure techniques are derived from a range of traditional Eastern healing practices in combination with additional natural restorative methods. Several established organizations, (including the WHO) recognize the benefits of acupuncture and related Eastern therapeutic practices in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions. Contact a Galpin Wellness Acupressure therapy specialist for practical recommendations and treatment plans.
Discovered in a 4th century ancient Chinese medicinal handbook, one of the earliest recorded reports on cupping therapy illustrates the practice of using a cup to draw up the skin as a treatment for headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain. Early practitioners used animal horns placed on specific meridian points of the body to provide relief and healing. Today, Galpin Wellness cupping therapy is administered by certified specialist that involves careful application of cups to the affected area of the body that loosen obstructions, draw toxins and balance the flow of ‘qi’ , - our vital life energy.
Similar to other ancient Eastern therapies, the practice of Shiatsu massage not only addresses the signs and symptoms of a particular condition, but is used to achieve a complete physical energy evaluation that helps to determine the most suitable treatment technique. Results from holistic assessments not only reveal the source of a particular health problem, but allow Galpin Wellness therapists to design a uniquely personalized therapeutic program based on the theory that every organ in the body is subject to an energetic pattern that must be balanced to achieve lasting healing. Recipients of Shiatsu massage remain fully clothed and in close communication with the massage therapist to ensure complete comfort during the treatment.
Practiced for more than 2000 years in China, Tui Na is a form of massage that applies rhythmic pressure to establish a harmonious flow of energy along the various channels of the body. Used to treat a variety of conditions, Galpin Wellness therapists are trained and experienced to apply Tui Na massage that is administered using gliding, kneading and tapping strokes to various pressure points. Tui Na is often used to relieve physical symptoms of many conditions including arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms and other stress related disorders. Suitable for people of all ages, Tui Na provides many benefits for balancing both mental and physical health.
Calming and invigorating, Thai massage consists of a delightful combination of stretching and acupressure massage. Both relaxing and energizing, our Thai massage practitioners harmonize body, mind and spirit to alleviate, aches, pains and energy imbalances with personalized treatments that are adapted to your body type and particular needs. Clients regularly report feeling completely rejuvenated following a Thai massage session with one of experienced Galpin Wellness specialists.
Hot Stone Massage
Heat is an excellent resource when attempting to heal sore and fatigued muscle tissue. That is one of the reasons why saunas and hot tubs are popular ways to relax.
With this relaxing technique heat is transferred to the body using specialized polished stones which are placed at key points on the body. Heat makes the muscles expand and become more pliable, allowing a professional therapist to get deep into the tissue to remove knots and eliminate tension.