yoga & green living expo
SATURDAY MAY 25WESLEY HALL, LEESON ST, D6
Drogheda’s best massage therapist!
Neuromuscular Therapy, Orthopaedic Sports Massage and Holistic Massage
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
NMT is a very effective, gentle and safe therapy targeting primarily the Myofascial Trigger Points (a.k.a.) Pain points, tender spots, etc.) and bodies myokinetic imbalances. The Trigger Points are ‘famous’ for referring pain and/or changes in sensations to distant sites of the body. The body’s myokinetic imbalances (e.g. bad posture), – are the primary cause for the Trigger Points formation. NMT was specifically designed to deal with both by some famous Osteopaths. Can also be very effective in post injury rehabilitation. Applicable to all parts of the body, treats all common problems/injuries with various degree of effectiveness, AND usually is very effective.
Orthopaedic Sports Massage
Orthopaedic Sports Massage (a.k.a. Sports Massage) – invigorating set of techniques dealing with all sorts of pains/tightness/strains/sprains whether associated with injuries or bad habits (eg. incorrect posture sitting at the desk at work), may be ‘uncomfortable’ at times, but very often brings about immediate relief. I usually use several NMT techniques in each Sports Massage session as well to make the positive effects go longer. Important notice: Sports Massage is actually for the general population, as professional sports people use a lot more than that to maintain their form!
Holistic Massage (in a ‘nutshell’ is a new improved version of Swedish massage) – aimed primarily on maintaining body in an optimal condition and improves vitality: blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, toxin removal, stress relief, etc. Isn’t about dealing with any particular type of injury or site of the body, but more about the ‘whole body’ approach meaning both person’s ‘physical’ and ‘emotional’ bodies – their nourishment and strengthening against the everyday stresses, emotional and physical. Very good for immune system strengthening or for speeding up the recovery after most illnesses. I include few Aromatherapy and Reflexology approaches in most of my Holistic treatments as they’re complimentary to each other and make the effects last longer.
Javier “Francisco” Diaz
Holistic, Tui Na, Swedish, sports, deep tissue, full body , Indian head, lymphatic, pregnancy massage.
This wonderful form of massage has been used for thousands of years as one of the most effective ways to free to body of stress and disharmony. Holistic Massage treats the whole person by relaxing the muscles, calming the mind and rejuvenating the spirit.
Indian Head Massage
In this relaxing and ultimate de-stressing treatment the upper back, shoulders, neck, arms, hands, head and face will all be massaged thus freeing these areas of tension and stiffness.
This is the most effective method of preventing from sport injuries and enhancing athletic performance. If regular, sports massage helps in participating in regular exercise of all kinds and keeps you physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. It also reduces painful and unpleasant side-effects of intense exercise, gives you strength and energy.
Tuina is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tuina uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tuina seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body the naturally heal itself.
Lymphatic massage or lymph drainage massage is a technique used to help increase lymph flow. Increased lymph flow removes harmful substances from the tissues and increases immune function. Lymphatic massage can be useful in cases of edema, sports injury or for people experiencing a sluggish immune system or those suffering from a lack of energy.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue and aims to release tension in the body. Deep Tissue Massage will noticeably loosen muscles, elevate pain and increase mobility. It is both corrective and therapeutic. This form of massage can be especially helpful for athletes who expose their muscles to regular intensive conditioning. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage.
Holistic Therapy Massage
Appearing at Breathe Expo 2013, Paul King will be providing unique table massage
blending techniques such as traditional Thai massage, Chinese meridian massage,
QiGong massage (Qissage), acupressure, reflexology and therapeutic massage
techniques such as deep tissue and trigger point therapy.Paul incorporates this blend of styles and techniques into a standard table massage either
with massage oils or without. In both instances Paul’s unique style is evident as he begins
the massage with rythmic pressure to relax muscles and limbs, and provide essential
feedback as to where the body is tense or sore.Paul also provides reflexology and bioenergetic sessions and is always happy to give his
clients feedback regarding body-mind connections to understand more deeply the root and
cause of bodily imbalances.Paul is a member of the Thai Healing Alliance International.Website is: www.holistictherapymassage.com
email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Massage Cupping, Acupuncture
Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese medicine, TCM is an ancient natural system of healing, developed and used in China for over five thousand years. It is of equal rank with that of Western Medicine in China. However there is vast difference between the two systems both in theory and practice. TCM places greater emphasis on the unity of the human body. TCM not only addresses symptoms, but looks beyond the symptoms to the causes of illnesses. Producing good remedy safely without or less side effects, TCM is now widely accepted throughout the world. Herbal remedies and acupuncture are the treatments most commonly used by TCM practitioners. Other TCM practices include moxibustion, cupping, massage, mind-body therapy, and dietary therapy.
Massage Cupping is an adaption of ancient technique and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Glass or plastic cups along with vacuum pump create a negative pressure on the skin’s surface. Cups are then moved using various techniques while gently pulling up. Bony land marks such as spine and scapula which are often avoided (due to compression because typical massage would cause pain), can be worked on.
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine — a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the surface of the skin.
Emma Burke Kennedy
Since qualifying in 2007, I have treated many different people from all kinds of backgrounds with a huge variety of reasons to be seeking holistic treatment! I’ve learned so much more from the various clients I’ve had and from how each individual body responds to Reflexology, than you could ever learn in a classroom or read in a book. The most important thing has been however, that every single person out there could do with a bit more TLC, time for themselves and a better understanding of how to allow the body to relax.
Reflexology is deeply soothing and I have witnessed some incredible indications of the body bringing balance back to itself in many different and amazing ways. Everyone should experience Reflexology at least once in their life!
Refl¬exology is a complementary therapy, which encourages the body’s natural healing. It works on the principle that specific points, or re¬exes, on the feet have a correspondence with the different systems, structures and organs of the body. Massaging and applying pressure to these re¬ex points can be used to detect and treat various imbalances, actively assisting in the restoration of well-being.
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