Our bodies are miraculous in their healing capabilities. We are self-healing, self-renewing, and self-regenerating and will find and maintain health as long as the energetic pathways in our bodies are flowing in a balanced and free way.
Stimulating and regulating this flow of energy, or qi (chee), through the channels (also known as meridians) of the body is central to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and many Asian health practices.
Originating thousands of years ago, traditional Asian health practices are holistic in nature and work on one’s whole being to heal and balance the body, mind and spirit.
We offer a number of these practices at Bodywork Bistro:
Acupuncture: Very small needles are used to prick the skin and tissues at particular points along the energetic meridians of the body. The patient receives the treatment fully clothed on a massage table and lies for several minutes to 1/2 an hour or longer allowing the needles to stimulate the energy points.
Shiatsu: A typical shiatsu session is received lying fully clothed on a mat on the floor. The practitioner incorporates the use of relaxed body weight, percussion, and kneading techniques along the meridians to stimulate the body’s qi.
Qigong: This individual practice involves aligning breath with movement and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. We offer classes and workshops to teach these sequences of movements that can then be practiced on one’s own.
These techniques all lead to the balanced flow of qi so that the body can return to its natural self-healing state. Give them a try!