Chinese medical bodywork is one of the ancient healing arts of Chinese Medicine and has been practiced for over 4,000 years. It is used to relax muscle tissue, help promote circulation of energy (qi) and body fluids, reduce swelling, relieve spasms and speed recovery. Used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal medicine, bodywork effectively treats chronic pain, muscle injury, headache, stress, internal imbalances and other disorders. It is also used for general health benefit.
Tui Na is Chinese medical bodywork that utilizes deep and moderate pressure, muscle manipulation and various techniques like kneading, rolling, grasping and acupressure.
Pediatric Tui Na is a specialized form of bodywork for infants and children.
Qigong Anma bodywork is a lineage-based form that is strongly rooted in qigong practice and is attuned to the qi of the patient and resolving areas of disharmony. It combines acupressure with muscle manipulation similar to Tui Na, as well as fascial work.
Foot Reflexology views the foot as a microcosm of the entire body and uses bodywork for health benefits and to relieve tired, aching feet.
Pat Didner practices a combination of Asian bodywork, tui na, qigong anma, acupressure and foot reflexology techniques based on a patient's individual needs.