Massage & Manual Therapies Clearwater, Florida
Manual therapies are another important modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which Dawn may incorporate into acupuncture treatments. These can include cupping, acupressure, massage, myofascial release, medical qi gong, gua sha and moxibustion.
Why Massage & Manual Therapy?
Many cultures throughout the world have developed various massage and manual therapy techniques, including cupping, and have been using them for thousands of years, to promote healing and wellness.
“The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in massage.”
– Hippocrates, Father of modern medicine
Massage, cupping and manual therapies improve circulation, which increases blood and lymph flow, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to body tissues, and assisting the elimination of cellular waste products. This speeds healing after injury, relieves pain and enhances recovery from disease. Massage also promotes a general sense of well-being, enhances self-esteem and relieves stress. And it assists the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion and skin tone.
Dawn’s background as a licensed massage therapist since 1997 gives her another valuable skill to incorporate into acupuncture treatments. Depending on the patient’s condition, Dawn may add massage therapy techniques including Acupressure, Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cranio-Sacral and Russian Kurashova massage. She also has training in medical Qi Gong, as well as Myofascial Release (as taught by John F Barnes).