Greater Harmony

Asian Bodywork Therapy


Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) is the treatment of the human body, mind, and spirit.  It includes the electromagnetic or energy field which surrounds, infuses and brings vital energy to that body, by using pressure and manipulation. Asian Bodywork is based upon Chinese Medical principles for assessing and evaluating the body's energy system. It uses traditional Asian techniques and treatment strategies to primarily affect and balance the energy system. It’s purpose is to treat the human body, emotions, mind, energy field and spirit, for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.


Shiatsu
A form of Asian Bodywork Therapy, shiatsu helps to restore harmony and balance by moving and
nourishing the free flow of energy (Qi, pronounced "chee"), thereby bringing balance to your life.
Shiatsu is primarily gentle pressure usually applied with the thumbs and fingers along the energy
or meridian lines of the body. Gentle joint rotation and stretching may be included in a session.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a system of balancing the body's energy by applying pressure to specific acu-points to release tension and increase circulation. The many hands-on methods of stimulating the acupressure points can strengthen weaknesses, relieve common ailments, prevent health disorders and restore the body's vital life force.

Benefits of Asian Bodywork Therapy

  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Promotes relaxation and energy
  • Eases aches and pains, including headaches, arthritis and low back pain
  • Improves circulation and digestive functioning
  • Creates a greater sense of harmony and wellness

Consecutive treatments are recommended since therapies have a cumulative effect. 
What is a session like? 
On the first visit, some general health questions will be asked. We suggest that you avoid eating two hours prior and that you wear loose, comfortable clothing as you will remain fully clothed. During the session, which may be done lying on a mat on the floor, massage table or in a seated position, you will relax in a supportive, quiet atmosphere. The session is tailored to the particular and special needs of each individual.
 

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