Thrive Wellness believes that Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a crucial component along with exercise, massage therapy, and proper nutrition in achieving optimal, balanced health.
Acupuncture is the insertion and stimulation of very thin needles at specific points on the body. These points follow channels or meridians that connect all the major organs and body’s structures. Together, the needles’ activation of these specific points influence and balance the body’s energetic Qi (pronounced chee) which flows throughout the meridians and has the ability to alter various biochemical, physiological, and emotional conditions.
Thus, the body’s improved energy flow and biochemical balance encourages the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique used to prevent and relieve illness and to decrease pain. This technique stimulates the body to draw out pathogenic factors, improve circulation, promote digestion, and encourage the lymphatic system to filter out congested waste products. Common ailments benefited from this treatment include headaches, common colds, asthma, muscle pain/sports injuries, and stomachaches.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help stimulate health, recovery, and relaxation for the body and mind. Essential oils are natural extracts from seeds, roots, stems, flowers, leaves and the bark of plants. The two most common methods of using essential oils are topically and aromatically. Topical use of essential oils quickly absorb into the skin and spreads through the body via the bloodstream, offering full body benefits, immune support, and immediate comfort. To use essential oils aromatically, they are inhaled through the nose stimulating the limbic system in our brain promoting relaxation in our bodies while calming our emotions. When essential oils are used, both topically and aromatically, during a treatment session, we call this aromatherapy. Specific oils are selected for their benefits to best help you reach your personal health goals for the session. At Thrive Wellness, our practitioners only use pure essential oils for therapeutic and professional application.
Moxabustion is a method of treatment applying heat and a Chinese herb known as Mugwort to acupuncture points or certain areas of the body to treat disease or for the maintenance of health. This treatment relieves pain, warms the body, and activates the acupuncture points to create energy and balance in the body. Common ailments alleviated by this treatment include arthritis, fatigue, and most gynecological disorders.
To learn more about acupuncture and TCM and how it can help you, or to make an appointment,contact us today.
Thrive Wellness is committed to providing custom, holistic, therapeutic massage. We understand that everyone’s body has different needs and requires individual attention. We encourage communication between you and the therapist in order for you to receive maximum benefits.
We offer a wide range of massage therapies including:
Traditional massage which induces relaxation and promote stress reduction. Provides relief from muscle tension and increases blood and lymph circulation. Restores overall health and brings balance back to your body and mind.
A deeper therapy for relief from chronic muscular imbalances or rehabilitation from injury. It provides relief from specific musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain that can result from trigger points, adhesions & myofascial restriction. Addresses most aches, pains, strains, muscular weakness and restricted ranges of motion.
Rehabilitation for injuries whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior or are suffering from occupational overuse. Also available, Pre and post event massage to help you reach your maximum potential.
This work is a subtle and potent internal healing modality. It focuses on releasing restrictions in the connective tissue surrounding and affecting your central nervous system. By reversing restrictions resulting from physical and emotional trauma or postural imbalances, the nervous and endocrine systems are brought back into balance. Extremely relaxing and restoring with effects felt through out the entire body and mind.
Barefoot application of deep pressure over a broad surface, utilizing a western anatomical and physiologic perspective to time honored eastern techniques. Very powerful for releasing deeply held tension and for softening and spreading muscles and fascia relieving chronic pain. Done clothed, on a futon with pillow bolsters.
Increasing health and facilitating comfort through this transformative time, relieves muscular aches and pains in an ever-changing body. Balances hormones, soothes nerves and increases circulation. Reestablishing balance and alignment after labor and relieving new postural discomfort from holding, lifting and feeding the baby.
Tui Na is a Chinese body therapy dating back to 1700BC. It is based on the theory that Qi (energy) flows in channels or meridians throughout the body. This technique stimulates the channels and specific acupoints to allow Qi and blood to flow freely and to bring the body back into homeostasis. This dynamic technique is excellent for both muscular and joint problems as well as internal diseases ranging from digestive disorders to women’s health issues to cancer, and post surgery. Techniques range from light to deep pressure, kneading, stretching, and moving joints. Clothes are kept on for this treatment.
Pediatric Tui Na influences a child’s energetic flow in the same way as acupuncture, but uses gentle massage to activate the various points instead of needles. It is a safe and extremely effective therapy for the treatment of a wide range of common childhood ailments such as colds, coughs, earaches, allergies, asthma, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fever, indigestion and stomachaches, strengthen immune system and more. Results are often quick and without side effects
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Sessions can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.
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