Integrative Bodywork

Medical & Energy Based Bodywork Treatments

Welcome to the World of True Healing Bodywork

Traditional Massage Therapy has been around for 5,000 years. In our stressful, fast-paced lifestyle, massage is needed more than ever. As our bodies have changed, the Massage world has expanded:
-At True Healing, we do offer Relaxation rubdowns plus Deep Tissue muscle treatments
-We also offer doctor-prescribed Medical Massage, and Neuro-Muscular Therapy.

And now, introducing…
True Healing &Wellness Institute’s “World Tour” of Massage & Bodywork:

໑ The Oriental Asian styles: Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Hawaii, and Bali
໑ Western Bodywork, USA, Canada, Europe: Functional, & Performance-Enhancement Bodywork – Muscles, Bones, Trigger Points, Soft Tissue injuries, Cranial Nerves, Circulation, Lymph, & Fascia.
໑ Choose the regional styles and treatment results you want for your body, mind, and spirit. Add natural elements — hot stones, cold stones, aromatherapy, cupping, or herbal compresses to your “tour de force!”

Most of our patients opt for True Healing Integrative Bodywork Packages
 The Body Empathy Treatment blends coaching, bodywork, and energy healing, for a wellness makeover. And this style features Yoga Therapy!!!
 Ayurvedic Massage determines your Dosha, and balances your body.
 Acupuncture & Tui Na Bodywork for pain relief & energy activation.

True Healing Massage can be relaxing…but it can also be rejuvenating, invigorating, plus rehabilitating. Your muscles can relax AND get stronger, your spine & posture can straighten up, and get longer. Get to the point, with reflexology. Improve your game…with sports massage. Combine fitness and wellness with Thai Massage and Yoga Therapy.

At the True Healing and Wellness Institute, we have gathered a group of highly trained and specialized therapists to administer treatment styles from around the world. Patients with serious medical issues, people needing relief from extreme muscle fatigue, and all of us seeking peace & relaxation, the Institute will match you with the therapist and treatment results that you need. Come see how utilizing time tested, world renowned methods can lead to enlightenment and restoration, one bodywork treatment at a time.

Start the Journey of your Bodywork Tour…Today.

Western Modalities

Integrative Treatment: “Body Empathy Rejuvination” (TX, USA)
True Healing Medical Massage Treatment (Ancient Greece, Egypt)
Clinical Deep Tissue (Canada)
Russian Sports Massage: Performance & Recovery Treatment (Soviet Russia)
Swedish (Europe, Dutch, French)
Neuro-Muscular Massage (England)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment (Denmark)
Myofacial Release (USA)
Trigger Point Therapy (USA)
Cranial Sacral (USA)
Rolfing / Structural Integration (USA)
Cold Stone / Hot Stone Treatment – LaStone Therapy (AZ, USA)

Eastern Modalities

Ayurvedic (India)
Shiatsu (Japan)
Reflexology (China)
Tui Na (China)
Traditional Thai Massage (Thailand)
Yoga Therapy (India)
Acupressure (China)
Gua Sha (China)
Amma (China)
Lomi Lomi (Hawaii, Polynesia)
Reiki (Japan)
Hot Stone Full Body Treatment (China, Egypt)

WESTERN FUNCTIONAL BODYWORK TOUR: Medical & Performance-Enhancing Massage

Integrative Treatment: “Body Empathy Rejuvination” (TX, USA)

Practitioner: Paul Wellin, CAMT, MA, LFT Body Empathy Therapy is a health and wellness rejuvination treatment. Many treatments focus only on pain relief, while Body Empathy is intended to restore optimal physical functioning AND maximize your vitality. The stretching, with yoga postures, results in freedom and aliveness. Paul’s coaching will guide you step-by-step to mindfulness. The physical and energy integration creates inner balance, which can feel like satisfaction or success. The Body Empathy process has 3 steps: Step 1: Mindfulness Coaching Step 2: Bodywork: Massage, Stretching & Essential Oils Step 3: Energy Balancing & Integration Benefits of Body Empathy Rejuvination: Pain transformation, injury rehabilitation, resolve anxiety or addictions, improve brain functioning and peace-of-mind. The treatment supports personal empowerment for your health, career or relationships.

True Healing Medical Massage Treatment (Ancient Greece, Egypt)

Medical Massage is outcome-based massage, a body work treatment for a patient’s medical diagnosis. This bodywork can be recommended for a variety of maladies, including chronic pain/injury, sprain, tension, spinal wellness, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraines. Patients can undergo medical massage as part of a larger physical therapy regimen.

Clinical Deep Tissue (Canada)

Deep Tissue Massage treats the body’s fascia and muscles. Fascia is a connective tissue which permeates the entire body – literally holding the body together, wrapping around every muscle, nerve, organ, blood vessel and bone. Deep tissue technique uses very little to no lubricant so that the muscles can be hooked or grabbed, thereby stretching and lengthening them, and to separate adhered muscle compartments. Strokes will be considerably slower, shorter and deeper as the therapist waits for a slow release of tension. It is a massage in which the primary goal is less about general relaxation and more about promoting change in the actual structure of the body. For chronic muscular pain, tears, knots, neck & back pain, sciatica, chronic pain & tension.

Russian Sports Massage: Performance & Recovery Treatment (Soviet Russia)

Designed for athletes, dancers, and training enthusiasts. Aims to enhance athletic performance and post-event recovery, from sore muscles and restricted range-of-motion. The movements in the Russian Massage are much SOFTER and SLOWER. Russian techniques include manual compression, vibration, pressure along the entire body, and optimizing muscle performance. The aim of the Russian Massage is to generate significant friction between the hands and the skin. The friction, in turn, generates heat which, combined with the soft movements, is used to balance the body.

Swedish (Europe, Dutch, French)

“Swedish Massage” is actually a classic Dutch/French method of various strokes. A Dutchman adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes under which he systemized Swedish Massage as we know it today. Swedish Massage is defined, in large part, by the original strokes that compose its method: “effleurage” (stroking), “petrissage” (kneading), “tapotement” (striking) and “frictions” (rubbing), with vibration added later. Swedish Massage uses lubricant to flow and glide over the layers – whether it be on a superficial layer (light pressure) or a deeper layer (firm pressure). There may also be kneading of the muscles, vibration or percussion to stimulate the muscles, along with passive and/or active joint movements. For tension relaxation, pain reduction, joint and muscle stiffness, circulation, increased energy & oxygen flow.

Neuro-Muscular Massage (England)

Neuro-Muscular Massage (NMT) is a comprehensive system of soft-tissue manipulation techniques that enhance neuro-muscular circuits and physiological relaxation. NMT is a great manual therapy to use for people in a large amount of pain, especially when direct, deep pressure can’t be applied to help with pain relief. NMT techniques for the nerves can work someone’s painful area effectively, without causing them further pain. NMT techniques include manually applied, slow, deep pressure plus motion and traction. Effective for soft-tissue injuries, chronic pain, anxiety, stress, muscular weakness, nerve imbalance and circulation blockages.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment (Denmark)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a unique, gently type of skin massage technique that promotes lymphs to drain out of a limb and into an area that drains normally. In addition to improving lymphatic circulation, MLD also increases blood flow in the veins. It is mainly used for LYMPHOEDEMA. Also used for cancer (breast, colon, prostate, bladder). MLD helps with detox from radiation, infections & trauma. MLD also improves metabolism and immune system function. MLD employs precise, manual, rhythmic strokes with mild pressure. Movements are slow and repetitive, incorporating a brief “resting” phase, where the skin is allowed to return to its normal position. Pressures vary according to underlying tissues but aim to promote lymph drainage without increasing capillary filtration and hyperemia.

Myofascial Release (USA)

Myofascial Release is a manipulative treatment that applies gentle, sustained pressure to release connective tissues called fascia that surround the muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body. Tension in the fascia can be caused by trauma, poor posture or inflammation. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in the myofascial tissues. Myofascial Techniques include manually applied compression, pressure and rolling in different directions.

Trigger Point Therapy (USA)

Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. When stressed or injured, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots, that cause pain and tightness. Myofascial pain often results from muscle injury or repetitive strain. The massage therapist identifies points of muscle pain, where stiff or uncomfortable knots have formed. The therapist uses their fingers to apply gentle and consistent pressure to these points. The applied pressure typically lasts for 7 seconds per point, and is then released. Clients may receive therapy for multiple trigger points during the same session, and return for subsequent sessions if the pain persists. Effective treatment for headaches, neck & back pain, sprains & strains.

Cranial Sacral (USA)

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) was developed in the 1900’s by an osteopathic MD. CST is a gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork that manipulates and adjusts the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression and membrane tension in those areas and reset the patient’s nervous system. Improves nervous system function, alleviates stress and pain, provides immune support as well as muscle relaxation.

Rolfing / Structural Integration (USA)

Rolfing is a method developed by Ida Rolf in the 1920’s. She believed all of our symptoms of pain and stress are a result of the body’s response to gravity. Over time, this response builds and results in postural changes which in turn affect our energy levels, breathing and overall well-being. Rolfing is a hands-on physical manipulation of fascia, connective tissue and soft tissue. Done for 10 sessions, called “the recipe.” Each Rolfing session has a different theme which focuses on different part of the body. Starting with breathing, the Rolfing 10 series looks at how your legs and feet support you, opens up the hips, pelvis & chest, and works deeply on the back, shoulders, arms, neck and head, including the jaw and nasal cavity. Helps with pain relief, scoliosis, sciatica, nerve pain, neck, shoulder & back pain.

Cold Stone / Hot Stone Treatment – LaStone Therapy (AZ, USA)

LaStone therapy is a style of massage that uses both hot and chilled stones to massage the body. Clients experience alternating sedative and energizing effects. Also called contrast therapy, alternating hot with cold stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems, helps to detox the body, relieves pain and ultimately results in feelings of invigoration.

EASTERN TOUR: Asian Bodywork

Ayurvedic (India)

A 5,000 year old system of natural medicine that originated in India. Ayurvedic massage uses organic herbal oils and pressure points to encourage detoxification, increase oxygen flow and relax the nervous system. Ayurveda’s customized healing approach determines your specific “Doshas,” or constitution. Ayurveda balances your doshas and treatments, food, supplements, exercises, and lifestyle choices.

Shiatsu (Japan)

Traditional Japanese medical therapy. Shiatsu is a form of acupressure bodywork that is performed without oils, through light & comfortable clothing. Techniques include kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping and stretching. Fingers, thumbs, knuckles and palms apply pressure along the body’s meridian lines. Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal and emotional conditions. It is effective for relaxation, circulation, balancing, increasing physical & mental energy, reducing muscle tension and improving digestion.

Reflexology (China)

Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. Zone Theory is the foundation of Foot Reflexology. The Bodyworker can apply pressure points to specific zones on your feet (and hands), to help heal and strengthen pain and stagnation in the body. When the reflexes are stimulated, the body’s natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. Pressure applied to any part of a zone will affect the entire zone and can be stimulated by working any reflex in that same zone.

Tui Na (China)

One of the cornerstones of the Traditional Chinese Medicine system of healing. Often included in Acupuncture Treatments. Tui Na’s unique massage techniques are not generally used for relaxation (like a Swedish massage), but instead as a treatment to address physical issues (musculoskeletal problems, superfcial trauma & injury, insomnia, headaches, migraines, constipation and pain). Tui means “to push” and na means “to grab or squeeze.” Tui Na goes beyond the muscles, bones and joints to work with the body on a deeper, energetic level. Acupressure approaches feature manual pushing & grasping, rhythmic compression and pressure points.

Traditional Thai Massage (Thailand)

Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called “sen,” and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage rarely uses oils or lotions and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client. Rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of recipient. Joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned and energy is balanced. Helps muscle tension/spasms, mood/migraines, lower back pain, tension headaches, osteoarthritis and stress. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvination and physical & mental well-being.

Yoga Therapy (India)

Yoga Therapy Treatments adapt stretching poses from Yoga classes to treat specific physical conditions. This Treatment uses blankets and pillows to raise and support the client’s body, creating a very soothing, womb-like environment for the person to feel renewed. Yoga therapy aligns the patient’s spine, and improves essential body functions (muscles, joints, tendons, circulation, organs, flexibility, nerves, structure and equilibrium). After a Yoga alignment, we naturally feel better and become happier. The effects of the Yoga postures go beyond physical relief, and often reach to the core of a person’s problems. Our bodies often remember and store the pain of deep-seated emotions and life experiences. Yoga Therapy is powerful and unique in restoring psychological, emotional and spiritual balance along with physical strengthening.

Acupressure (China)

Acupressure is a form of ancient Chinese therapy which is similar to acupuncture, with the exception that needles are not used. Acupressure has been practiced as a healing art for at least 5,000 years. It is the third most popular method for treating pain and illness in the world. This complete health system has been documented for use in treating over 3,000 conditions. Acupressure involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow or with the aid of various devices on different acupoints on the surface of the body. The goal of Acupressure (as well as other Chinese Medicine treatments) is to encourage the movement of Qi (life energy) through the 14 channels (meridians) inside the body. Any imbalance leads to illness. When there is illness, there are blockages. Helps to relieve tense muscles, encourage blood circulation, eliminate pain, reduce wrinkles, induce relaxation, reduce the need for pain medication and speeds up the healing process.

Gua sha (China)

Gua sha is a natural therapy that involves scraping your skin with a smooth-edged instrument, in the area of pain or on the back, parallel to the spine. The stroking motion creates light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as sha or petechiae (raised redness). Pain, both acute and chronic, is the most common indication for Gua sha. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine tradition, pain is often caused by blood stagnation in the area of body discomfort. Gua sha breaks up stagnation to promote the smooth flow of blood in the area, thereby relieving pain. Gua sha aims to improve circulation and move blocked energy to relieve aches or stiffness. It produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single treatment. This accounts for its effect on fever, chills, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting. Gua sha is also effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders, including liver inflammation (hepatitis). Gua sha may help break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in the joints.

Amma (China)

A classical Asian bodywork style that predates Acupuncture, “Amma” is the oldest Chinese word to describe massage. The Chinese word Amma means push-pull which describes the work of the massage therapist. Practitioners of Amma massage will use different strokes, vibrations and manipulations in order to stimulate the flow of Qi within the body. An experienced practitioner will have a well developed sense of “softness” in relation to his or her technique. Amma therapy techniques include both deep-tissue manipulation, and the stimulation of Qi movement, which is the basis of Chinese medicine. Some ailments that one might see an Amma massage therapist include arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, bronchitis, hypertension, muscle strain and neuro-muscular disease.

Lomi Lomi (Hawaii, Polynesia)

Lomi Lomi is a Kahuna word meaning “loving hands.” In old Hawaii Lomilomi was used in the healing of the body, soul and mind. Kahuna style Lomi Lomi used lots of dance-like, flowing forearm strokes which feels like rolling waves over the receiver’s body. Lomi Lomi practitioners today might use elbows, knuckles and forearms along with fingertip and palm pressure, to achieve desired results. They will use a massage oil rather than a lotion or cream. They will often use both hands simultaneously on different parts of the body, mimicking the freedom of Hawaiian Hula Dance. Helps improve circulation and immune response. Increases range of motion and flexibility. Lowers blood pressure and slows heart rate. Improves posture and speeds up the healing process.

Reiki (Japan)

“Reiki” (pronounced :ray-key”), is the Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy.” It works to enhance the body’s natural healing ability. Reiki does not involve physical manipulation. Reiki, as we know it, originated in early 20th century Japan. It was re-discovered in Japan in the late 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui, physician and Buddhist Monk.

Reiki “attunements” are administered by a specially trained practitioner who use healing intention and placement of hands in specific positions, either directly on or just above the body. These hand placements help to align the Chakras (energy centers within the body) and bring healing energy to body tissues, organs and glands. They are often done in a sequence or patterns, but can also be placed in specific areas of focus. This passive contact is sometimes experienced as a warmth or tingling sensation.

Reiki can provide comfort during crisis and transition, reduces pain, anxiousness and nausea. Reiki promotes better sleep, decreases fatigue, and helps to relieve physical and emotional blockages. It is an excellent self-help technique, supportive during pregnancy, calming for children and reassuring for animals. Reiki healing can even be sent long distances to loved ones.

Hot Stone Full Body Treatment (China)

The Chinese heated stones more than 2,000 years ago as a means of improving the function of internal organs. Stones were also used for healing work in North & South America, Africa, Europe, Egypt and India. Stone Massage is one of the most relaxing forms of massage a person can receive. Stone Therapy is a specialty massage. Smooth, heated stones are used by the therapist by placing them or rubbing them on the body. The heat from the stones leads to deep relaxation and to warming up of tight muscles, enabling the therapist to work more deeply and more quickly. Moreover, the therapist adds slow and gentle strokes for grounding and calmness. Some massage therapists use the energy lines, or the meridians of the body, to place hot stones for energy work. Hot stones help in releasing toxins, relieving pain and improving circulation. Two important Hot Stone safety factors, apply to all uses of Hot Stones in massage therapy: 1. Never place a hot stone on bare skin without moving it 2. Always use a barrier, such as a specific textile product designed for stone placement, or at least a sheet or towel to protect the skin.

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