Massage

Massage

Massage is a holistic therapy that uses gentle manipulations applied to the body to improve overall health and wellbeing. 

Massage helps improve:

  • circulation
  • stress and anxiety
  • muscle tension
  • pain and headaches, including migraines
  • aches and pain during pregnancy
  • muscle tightness
  • and much more.

Moxa practitioner Nicole Tobler uses a range of techniques including:

  • remedial/deep tissue
  • relaxation
  • trigger point
  • myofascial release
  • stretching
  • cupping
  • ear candling.

Shiatsu is another powerful form of bodywork therapy used by Moxa practitioner, Prudence Irwin. Read more about Shiatsu treatment.

Cupping

Originating in traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy also uses cupping. Glass cups are heated and then placed on a specific area that needs treating. This creates suction, releasing the fascia and muscles. The cups can be left on one spot or moved around, which is called gliding cupping (using massage oil).

Cupping therapy can help: 

  • stimulate blood flow
  • relax the congested muscles
  • treat stiffness in the body
  • relieve pain and coughing.

Cupping causes no pain; however, you may feel a sensation of tightness on the area that has been drawn up into the cup, which is relieved when the cup is removed.

After cupping, it is normal to have some marking on the skin (known as sha), which can vary in colour from light pink/brown to bright red or dark purple. Practitioners see these marks as reflections of the degree of stagnation.

Ear candling

Ear candling is an ancient remedy for removing toxins and excess wax from the ear canal. This technique has been around for centuries, and was used by the Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Hopi Indians of America. 

The procedure is entirely painless. It involves holding a specially made hollow candle gently on the edge of your ear to create a vacuum.  

The procedure effectively treats:

  • fungal infections
  • excessive wax build up
  • sinus pain and irritation
  • glue ear or swim ear
  • foggy head and headaches
  • colds.

The procedure is very relaxing and a great alternative for children's ear problems!

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