Benefits, Uses and More
By Derek Wexler, LMT | Four Pillars
In Five Element theory, we look at the world around us and categorize everything based on whether it is more yin (calm, dark, cool) or yang (wild, bright, hot). We can further break these categories into the 5 elements; the yin (water, earth, metal), and the yang (water, wood, fire).
“Wait”, you say, “You said water twice” That’s right! All elements inherently carry properties of both yin and yang! Water is the only one that freely flows between the two. These processes we watch in the outside world, at a molecular level, are being mirrored internally. We feel wind as a migrating achiness and creaky joints; heat as fevers, acne, and inflammation. Five Element treatments can help with a variety of symptoms, as well as leave you feeling as though your feet are firmly rooted and your head is in the clouds.
What is Shiatsu? Carrying many of the benefits of Acupuncture, Shiatsu addresses the very same lines of energy, or Qi (pronounced chee), that run through your body. Rather than needles, practitioners use bodywork techniques including rocking, stretching, compression, and acupressure to subtly effect the flow of Qi. This can profoundly affect both overall health and well-being, while simultaneously promoting feelings of relaxation and vitality. Shiatsu is great if you have always wanted to try acupuncture but don’t like the idea of needles, as a supplement to any current treatments you receive (including accupuncture!), or just as a treat to reward your body for all of the hard work it does for you.
Shiatsu, directly translated as “finger pressure,” manipulates pressure points along specific meridians to balance energy and improve the flow of Qi. A typical Shiatsu Massage treatment is practiced on a thick floor mat without oil, clients wear loose-fitting clothing, and receive finger and palm pressure techniques to improve the flow of chi.
Derek Wexler | LMT, MA #78383 Whether you are seeking gentle relaxation, deep therapeutic relief, or something in between, Derek tailors every session to meet your needs and help you achieve wellness. His passion is helping others. Derek is a practitioner of 5 Element Shiatsu; a wholesome modality that combines rhythmic stretching with acupressure techniques to enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. This work can range from gentle and nurturing to very deep and intense, depending on your needs and preferences.
Enjoy a 60-minute specialty treatment to address these specific meridian points to relieve stress and unblock energy pathways. These 60 minute sessions are $85 and first time clients have an introductory rate of $59. For a more thorough session, 90-minute treatments are available. Call to schedule an appointment.
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