Cupping Massage dates back to Ancient China, Eastern Europe and Iran. The practitioner moves the cup over areas of body tension, Sliding along muscle fibres, nerve pathways and connective tissue 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, and is an effective technique to add into a massage.
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 to readjust nervous system patterning and trigger the brain for the body’s self healing by connecting the nervous system and vital meridian pathways.
Onyx had the honour and pleasure to study with Master Kikkawa and incorporates aspects of Suikudo within sessions to support the treatment.
Acupressure therapy applies light to deep pressure on acupuncture points throughout the body. Particularly potent points are located on the arms, legs and around the head. On the feet, hands and ears there are charted maps of reflexes on these smaller body parts that correspond to larger body areas, organs and glands, so pressure to a point on the foot or hand will affect the corresponding area in the body.
Specific points are activated to bring about physical, mental and emotional shifts. Onyx’s expertise in energy medicine interweaves the benefits of acupressure into a massage/energy healing session.
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