I work with you, the whole you, to reduce tension, increase circulation, and enable you to relax deeply, thereby strengthening your resistance to dis-ease and enhancing your quality of life. In addition to the hands on component of acupressure massage, I may incorporate breathing practices, yoga therapeutics, and guided visualizations in a session. I offer Acupressure meridian massage and Asian systems massage such as Shiatsu and Tui Na. I also offer either Mayan or Chinese abdominal massage therapy for specific conditions.
Acupressure uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s energy to aid healing. Acupressure uses gentle but firm massaging pressure. This is a clothed massage, no oils necessary, just comfortable clothing. Gain relief of symptoms such as: Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Sleep Disorders, Digestive Disturbances, Headaches, Back Pain, Depression, Fatigue.
Mayan Abdominal Massage is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. Abdominal Therapy addresses the health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus, for virility and fertility treatment in men & women, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.
Benefits for Women: Homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including birth control, fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Benefits for Men: Men benefit by ensuring full blood supply to the hips, abdomen, spine & sacrum. These treatments help to prevent swelling and inflammation of the prostrate. Men report that it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.
Digestive and Emotional Benefits: With abdominal massage and therapy the upper abdomen is given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature. More info at: https://arvigotherapy.com/content/definition-and-history
Now’s a great time to be proactive with your immune and energy system and among other measures, contact me to set up a massage therapy session. I’m located at Manzanita Wellness Clinic in South Berkeley, near Ashby. 2818 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, 510-213-0793