Cupping Massage is an effective technique to support a massage treatment. This technique has a history dating back to Ancient China Eastern Europe and Iran. Using the cups as a tool, the practitioner follows the receiver’s body tension, working along muscle fibres, connective tissue and nerve pathways to pull up on scar tissue, remove stagnant body fluids (lymph/blood) and break up deep adhesions in stuck tissue. Restrictions loosen up so that muscles can move with greater range, less pain. The stimulation of circulation helps the skin with the increase of blood flow and healthy elimination of toxins is encouraged. This work invigorates the body and produces healing as it sedates the nervous system.
Suikudo means “The Way of Ancient Wisdom”. It is a healing practice created by Master Kikkawa from his knowledge of active neurorelease in conjunction with traditional Japanese medicine. Suikudo recognizes the prime role the brain plays in regards to the presence of pain and dysfunction. Therefore Suikudo techniques aim to connect the nervous system and vital meridian pathways in order to readjust the nervous system paths and trigger the brain for the body’s self healing. Suikudo is a holistic approach as it brings the entire body into new, healthier patterns of functioning. It also brings great relaxation to the mind/body which in turn further promotes healing. Onyx may incorporate aspects of Suikudo within sessions to support the treatment work.
Thai Yoga Massage has its roots in both Indian yogic medicine with its stretching aspects to the body and with Chinese massage as it also includes kneading work to specific energy lines along the body. The practitioner rhythmically presses and stretches the body into yoga positions, opening up the flow of energy within the body. Careful application of pressure is then applied to the body’s energetic lines, which in Thai massage are known as Sen channels. These channels run the full length of the body and by releasing energy blocks and stagnation along them the body is rejuvenated. The entire system can be brought into a greater balance as pain and tension are released, leaving one relaxed and with greater flexibility. In her practice Onyx may use some Thai techniques on the table during a RMT massage.
Acupressure therapy applies light to deep pressure on acupuncture points identified throughout the body. Particularly potent points are located on the arms, legs and around the head. On the feet, hands and ears this work is known as
reflexology where there are charted maps of reflexes on these smaller body parts that correspond to organs, glands and other larger body areas, so pressure to a point on the foot or hand will affect the corresponding area in the body. Activating specific points with touch may bring about physical, mental and emotional benefits. Onyx’s expertise in energy medicine easily incorporates acupressure into a massage/energy healing session.