Massage is the perfect complement to acupuncture and Oriental herbal medicines. The power of touch is essential in the health and well-being of everyone. It offers an opportunity to connect, heal and ease pain. Not only from massage but through handshakes, hugging, holding, even stroking our pets to calm them.
Ondol’s very own massage practitioner, Chris Parker, specialises in the form of Traditional Chinese Massage (TCM) know as Tui Na (pronounced ‘Twee-
It is a style of massage that only uses the practitioner’s hands, no needles, herbs or oils and you remain fully clothed during the treatment. Tui Na uses the same principles as acupuncture by touching/applying pressure on the same 12 points and can be supportive for a variety of disorders such as pain related conditions, circulatory concerns, gastrointestinal complaints, infertility/IVF, stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression to name just a few.
While many of us automatically associate massage with stress relief or pain management, there are far more significant long-term benefits for using massage to treat the body, mind and immune system. As with Oriental medicine, massage needs to be viewed as a tool to maintain a healthy and well-balanced body and not merely a quick fix when something is wrong or painful.
It is important to us here at Ondol that we offer the complete picture. The stresses of everyday life creep in but visiting the clinic should be about taking time to empower yourself with the solutions for healthy living.
Remember the power of touch may accelerate healing, relaxation and pain relief. Consider booking a massage with Chris next time you are in or jump online.
If you are interested in acupressure and how to apply it as a little self-help kit, download our free e-book on the website.