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energy meridians

Shiatsu Bodywork

Shiatsu Bodywork

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese bodywork that uses hand, knuckle, palm, elbow, and foot pressure on specific points located along energy meridians, in order to promote the free flow of ki energy, the circulating life force. Oriental Medicine maintains that disease occurs because of stagnation or blockage in the flow of ki. Shiatsu uses pressure techniques to affect the interrupted energy flow…

Acupunucture and Chinese Medicine

acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most respected alternative medical treatments in the world. It originated in China over 5,000 years ago and has a proven history of effectiveness. More than eight million Americans have used acupuncture to treat a variety of common health conditions. Acupuncture treatments are holistic and preventive, treating the entire person, not just the part that…

Meet Susan Cheng, LAc, OMD

Acupuncture

Dr. Susan Xiuqing Cheng provides high quality Chinese Medicine treatments at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. She offers acupuncture, electroacupuncture, cupping, acupressure, and Chinese herbal medicine. She is a practitioner with a unique educational and training background, with over 20 years of training and experience and has solid knowledge, including the newest therapies and latest…

Meet Tess Bradley, Advanced Therapist

Tess Bradley, CMT

First certified in massage as a senior in high school in 1987, Tess is now nationally certified with 29 years experience and over 2,500 hours of training in Eastern and Western bodywork, including Thai massage training in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and a four-year study of Feldenkrais Method. She has worked clinically with lymph, blood, muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia, and visceral organs,…

Thai Massage

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is over 1,000 years old and takes its roots from both Yoga and Ayurveda in India, and Tui Na and Acupressure from Chinese medicine. It is an integral part of Thai medicine, based on the intrinsic energy flow and energy balance theory of health. In Thai medical theory, the body’s vital life energy flows along channels called Sen. This energy powers all the physical,…

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