Moxibustion involves the placement of a heated medicinal herb placed close to the body, in order to warm the appropriate meridian/body part. Moxibustion is particularly useful in the cold season, for treating chronic ailments, and for treating patients with cold constitutions. Moxibustion treatments are pleasant and soothing treatments, where you will be asked to lie down in a comfortable, rested position. Moxibustion comes from the herb called Mugwort Leaf, condensed in various shapes for different medicinal treatments. Depending on your diagnosis, different moxibustion techniques might be used.
Cupping is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique that aims to remove disorders that are caused by blood stasis. It involves the placement of heated glass cups on specific points of your body. In a cupping treatment, you will be asked to lie comfortably, and expose the specific area of your body for treatment. At Wise we use a traditional ‘flaming’ technique to draw oxygen out of the glass cups, and then place the cup on the selected area, creating a natural suction effect. This suction induces stimulation, blood circulation and redistribution, releasing stagnation along the meridians. Cupping provides relief in the area of tightness and pain. There are several different techniques of cupping, which can be used together or alone
Tui Na (Asian bodywork therapy)
Tuina is an Asian Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tuina uses oscillating and pressure techniques to increase the circulation of energy and Blood in order to promote healing and relieve pain. Passive joint movements are also used to restore complete function to muscles and joints. The goal in every session is to balance the flow of blood and energy through the meridians and to harmonize the circulation of Blood through the vessels. Pressure varies from light to heavy and the rate of application from slow to quick. Tuina is especially useful for treating specific problems associated with the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems especially following injuries. It is a medical massage therapy, not intended to be a relaxing massage, although some patients find that it can be.