In the month of November, a time for giving thanks, we’d like to highlight and honor some of the ancient Eastern healing modalities that bring well-being to our guests every day.
While Western massage focuses on releasing tension from your muscles, Eastern massage focuses on releasing stagnant life force energy, or Qi, and balance the flow of Qi (pronounced chee) through the energy pathways of the body. Thai, Shiatsu and Essential Meridian Massage are based on the understanding that our body is not just flesh but rather a network of energy pathways. Stuck, weak or imbalanced flow of Qi underlies pain or dis-ease. However, if the energy body is in balance with abundant and fluent Qi then the physical body can be strong and healthy. A vital Qi body is the foundation of health and longevity. Eastern massage modalities bring balance and vitality to this flow.
Shiatsu is a more active style of massage, applying pressure in a rhythmic fashion over the Meridian energy pathways of the body, clearing stuck energy – we call that “tension” – and restoring balance to the energy flow.
Thai massage, like Shiatsu, also incorporates palm and finger pressure massage, but also includes many stretches. Thai is often referred to as “applied yoga,” perfect for someone who enjoys stretching.
Essential Meridian Massage combines Chinese T’ui Na Massage with aroma acupressure. T’ui Na is a brisk-paced style of moving and balancing Qi. This is balanced with the quiet, meditative application of specific essential oils to specific acupressure points to address your health concerns. Essential Meridian Massage is useful for not only musculoskeletal concerns, but also issues with sleep, digestion, fatigue, menstrual/menopausal balance… to name a few.
In addition to these fantastic massage modalities, we offer the Zen Harmony facial. This treatment employs a Japanese facial massage technique that stimulates the muscles and lymph below the surface of the skin, strengthening health and immunity while also improving elasticity.
In November we’re highlighting our Eastern massage and facial modalities with a special “Qi Harmony” package with an Eastern modality massage, Zen Harmony facial, and as a thank you to you, our valued guests, a Gratitude Journal in which to record your blessings.
Thank you for blessing Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary with your love and presence.