|Acupressure Massage (Tui-Na)
(hourly massages are currently available with Raymond Chan LMT)
Clifford Fruithandler DC PA and Northwest Wellness Center offers full-body acupressure massage for 1 hour to 1 ½ hours , as well as shorter massages before acupuncture treatment. Acupressure massage are characterized by attention and use of the acupressure points, which are the same as the acupuncture points. Acupressure massage combines the benefits of these points, and balancing the meridians, with the muscle release and relaxation of a massage. Chinese style of acupressure is called Tui-Na. Clients are seen in their own comfortable clothing, on a massage table, and are rocked, rubbed, brushed, and stretched into a stress-free state where muscles can relax and pain is relieved. Tui-Na treatments include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi or energy, and manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships. Treatment can be with as light or as deep pressure as the client desires, always focusing on relieving pain and tension in areas of concern, as well as working with the whole body to achieve balance and harmony.