Deep Tissue Massage at Holiday Feet
What is the benefit of Deep Tissue Massage?
Do you suffer from sore chronic tension; stiff, nagging muscles; limited mobility and headaches?
Everyday we exert effort. We lift, carry, twist, bend and turn. Over time, we over-exert muscles and this can lead to strain and injury. Deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Acupressure at Holiday Feet
What is Acupressure?
Acupressure derives from the words acupuncture and pressure to form acupressure. Using the knowledge base provided by acupuncture, the acupressure practitioner accesses meridian energy centers or the acupressure points on the body, to apply different pressure techniques to correct energy flow, blood circulation and muscle flexibility.
A meridian energy point for an organ may not be located around that organ. For example, some of the acupressure points that regulate the function of the bladder may be found in acupressure facial cavities. This is why, during an acupressure treatment, the practitioner works with the 99 identified acupressure points that cover the body from head to toe, while controlling the flow of energy, blood and oxygen to your bladder, conception vessel, gallbladder, governing vessel, heart, kidneys, large intestine, liver, lung, pericardium, small intestine, spleen, stomach and the triple warmer.
Acupressure is a gentle massage treatment that usually lasts for an hour. After a session, the patient will experience incredible relief from physical and emotional stress and a sense of health and well-being. More than one acupressure massage session will be needed to treat particular ailments, illnesses or chronic diseases.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.
Foor reflexology is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet or hands.
Reflexology is used to relieve stress and create balance in the body by working specific areas and points mapped out on the bottom of the feet.
Acupuncture at HolidayFeet
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the use of tiny, sharp needles inserted at precise locations on the body in order to open blocked energy (or Qi) pathways. This process is believed to alter and release the body’s energy flow in order to cure various ailments, in much the same way a kinked hose releases to provide life giving water to plants. Some examples of conditions that Acupuncture may remedy include: Depression, anxiety, various types of muscle or joint pain and sports injuries.
Skin Scrapping at HolidayFeet
What is Skin Scraping?
Skin Scraping (Gua Sha) is a healing technique used in traditional medicine, which literally means literally “to scrape away fever” . The skin is pressed with a piece of jade, and repeated strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge that results in stimulation and the appearance of small red patches
Skin Scrapping at HolidayFeet
What is Cupping?
Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. The earliest recorded use of cupping dates to the early fourth century, when the noted herbalist Ge Hong wrote about a form of cupping in A Handbook of Prescriptions. Later books written during the Tang and Qing dynasties described cupping in great detail; one textbook included an entire chapter on “fire jar qi,” a type of cupping that could alleviate headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain.
Originally, practitioners would use hollowed-out animal horns for cups, and place them over particular points or meridians. Today, most acupuncturists use cups made of thick glass or plastic, although bamboo, iron and pottery cups are still used in other countries. Glass cups are the preferred method of delivery, because they do not break as easily as pottery or deteriorate like bamboo, and they allow the acupuncturist to see the skin and evaluate the effects of treatment.