Eastern Massage Techniques
Eastern massage therapy techniques offer a healing approach that is rooted in energy balancing within the body as opposed to Western therapeutic massage which primarily focuses on the physical source of an ailment. With a long history that has developed over thousands of years, Eastern massage techniques still consider the physical aspects of a condition, but primarily as they relate to the subtle life force energy that moves through the human body. 5 Elements Massage offers a range of Eastern based massage therapy services to the people of Roca.
Consult with experienced 5 Elements Massage professionals to determine the most effective treatment for your specific needs:
Discovered in a 4th century ancient Chinese medicinal handbook, one of the earliest recorded reports on cupping therapy illustrates the practice of using a cup to draw up the skin as a treatment for headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain. Early practitioners used animal horns placed on specific meridian points of the body to provide relief and healing. Today, 5 Elements Massage cupping therapy is administered by certified specialist that involves careful application of cups to the affected area of the body that loosen obstructions, draw toxins and balance the flow of ‘qi’ , - our vital life energy.
Hot Stone Massage
Heat is an excellent resource when attempting to heal sore and fatigued muscle tissue. That is one of the reasons why saunas and hot tubs are popular ways to relax.
With this relaxing technique heat is transferred to the body using specialized polished stones which are placed at key points on the body. Heat makes the muscles expand and become more pliable, allowing a professional therapist to get deep into the tissue to remove knots and eliminate tension.
Similar to other ancient Eastern therapies, the practice of Shiatsu massage not only addresses the signs and symptoms of a particular condition, but is used to achieve a complete physical energy evaluation that helps to determine the most suitable treatment technique. Results from holistic assessments not only reveal the source of a particular health problem, but allow 5 Elements Massage therapists to design a uniquely personalized therapeutic program based on the theory that every organ in the body is subject to an energetic pattern that must be balanced to achieve lasting healing. Recipients of Shiatsu massage remain fully clothed and in close communication with the massage therapist to ensure complete comfort during the treatment.
Reiki is a Japanese therapy technique that promotes deep relaxation and stress relief as the basis for healing of many types of ailments. Administered with the hands that never actually touch the body; Reiki treatments focus on directing a balanced energy flow to naturally stimulate the body’s immune system. The licensed Reiki practitioners at 5 Elements Massage work on affected areas and despite the absence of actual physical contact, individuals report feeling a tingling sensation followed by a significant decrease in pain and accompanying symptoms. An entirely holistic practice, Reiki offers many benefits to both the mind and body that include increased energy and an overall sense of well-being. Visit or call our center to learn more about how Reiki treatments can help your condition.