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MASSAGE AND BODYWORK | Charleston & Mt. Pleasant, SC

Indulge in a treatment that is nourishing for your body and soul! Blue Heron’s bodywork practitioners all have extensive experience, infusing their massages with vast knowledge of the body and a variety of techniques to help you feel your best.

INTEGRATIVE MASSAGE (Tui Na)

Our most popular therapeutic massage combines the best of both Western and Eastern modalities to ease pain, relax tight muscles, calm your mind and enrich your spirit. Integrative massage incorporate tui na (Chinese medical massage informed by the martial arts tradition) with swedish techniques and a focus on breath, movement, and intuitive touch. This is a  relaxing and balancing massage that facilitates an overall connection to mind, body and spirit.

Tui na incorporates knowledge of the acupuncture channels with massage. It is similar to other forms of massage in that it relaxes and eases muscle tension, but it is typically more invigorating and opening. Your massage may include cupping, gua sha and acupressure.

CUPPING THERAPY

Cupping is unique in its use of counterpressure, lifting the skin and fascia and thereby releasing tension in the underlying muscles, to provide pain relief, decrease inflammation, increase circulation, unbind tight areas, open the acupuncture channels, and diffuse the lungs. Cupping therapy can be enjoyed as a stand-alone session or as part of your acupuncture treatment. All of Blue Heron’s acupuncturists and massage therapists offer this excellent form of treatment.

NEUROSTRUCTURAL INTEGRATION TECHNIQUE

Currently on hiatus. Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) with Libby Prim is a gentle yet effective soft tissue release technique. This form of bodywork initiates a process of natural auto regulation to occur in the spinal column and consequently throughout the whole body. The resultant effect is comprehensive reorganization of the musculature of the body characterized by a lasting relief from pain and dysfunction, an increase in energy, and an unmistakable sense of wellbeing. NST treats the whole body and addresses every major muscle and joint system as well as affects organic, endocrine and autonomic nervous function. Read more.

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