Licensed massage therapist Lucy Lu Allen trained with experts in Chinese Tui-Na, Qi Gong, and Thai bodywork to learn their techniques firsthand. She employs those skills, along with therapeutic massages such as deep-tissue or trigger point therapy, to help sweep away tension and aches. Her acupressure therapy sessions also help alleviate fatigue and purge the body of toxins and old homework papers.
The massage practice of Life Energy Massage's Joe Chan and his staff is rooted in the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. During acupressure massage, their nimble hands focus on points that can reopen energy channels, prompting the body to release toxins, stimulate circulation, and come back into balance. These sessions can range from fostering relaxation with soothing pressure to more intense therapy to relieve chronic pain. Though trained in Eastern techniques, the therapists are also well-versed in Western modalities, and will perform a deep-tissue massage or reflexology if requested or a sports massage if you're bored in right field.
The experienced practitioners at Chinatown Pain Relief Massage drive away aches and balance energy levels using an array of Eastern bodywork techniques. Reflexology, which is typically performed on the feet, but can also be used on hands, heads, or vestigial tails, targets very specific points with focused pressure and kneading.
Trigger-point massage goes after knots and areas of tension while also reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. The traditional Chinese practice of cupping promotes blood flow to treatment zones with the use of glass suction cups.
At Newbury Foot and Body Work, feet get the royal treatment from therapists skilled in Chinese foot reflexology. By applying firm pressure to every acupuncture point on the foot, clients can experience relief as stress floats away, energy levels rise, and blood circulation speeds up like a snail that stumbled onto a 50-foot waterslide. Healthy Foot Spa, which is outfitted with purple hues, floral accents, and calming d?cor, also allows clients to enjoy a tandem massage in the private couples room.
Hong Kong Style Bodywork strives to balance the body’s chi through massages from modalities such as deep tissue, Thai pressure, and hot stone. Additional treatments include acupressure healing touch and reflexology, and to further spur harmony and wellness, they incorporate Chinese herbs, moxibustion, and cupping treatments.