illuminata shiatsu massage
& bodywork techniques 

 

 

 

& bodywork techniques

 

 

 

Other Bodywork Techniques

Cranial-Sacral

The cranial-sacral system links the cranium, spine, and sacrum by a membrane of connective tissue deep inside the body called the dura mater.  The dura mayer also encloses the brain and the central nervous system.  Movement of the cerebal spinal fluid within the dura mater is called the cranial-sacral rhythm.  Light touch balances this rhythm helping the fluid to move freely and trigering the body's natural healing response. 


Qi Gong

Qi Gong is the art of cultivating breath.  With Qi Gong, the practitioner uses his or her own Qi or Vital Energy to find areas of dis-ease in the client, then allows that Vital Energy to flow into the client usually through the palms of the hands.  This enhances the client's Vital Energy or Qi allowing the client to build up their own reserves of Qi.

Rattan Rollers

and other massage implements -one inch thick Rattan sticks are used like a rolling pin to gently soften areas such as the back of the thighs or the soles of the feet.  Compression with the end of the stick provides a more diffuse pressure with less pain.  Gentle percussion is sometimes performed with the sticks. Other tools may also be used from time to time.  All implements are manual.  No electric or electronic devices are used.


Tuning Forks

Because the body vibrates, tuning forks are useful in balancing or tuning these vibrations.  They help to stimulate the part of the brain that connects the right and left sides. 
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