While my primary treatment modality is Zen Shiatsu, I am proficient in other, complementary modalities as well. These can be incorporated into your treatment on a case-by-case basis, depending on your needs and interest.
I am a Certified Cupping Therapist through the ICTA, having completed their contemporary cupping methods workshop. This ancient healing modality has been used across the globe to treat a myriad of issues. The negative pressure created by the suction of the cups allows tissue that is in chronic spasm to open up, at which point toxins and cellular debris can be cleared out and nutrients can be brought in. These actions can aid the healing process, and restore function to chronically stressed tissues and organs.
A treatment that incorporates cupping will differ from one without in that cupping requires some measure of access to skin, and may involve the use of oil.
Sotai is a gentle, yet highly effective form of healing exercise that combines resisted movement and controlled breathing. Guided by the principle of moving away from pain and toward comfort, sotai is a notably pain-free way to reduce pain, discomfort, and stiffness. It is excellent for addressing muscle and joint pain, postural issues, and limited range of motion.
I incorporate a number of sotai exercises into my practice, particularly those for neck, shoulder, lower back, and hip issues, and I often give them as 'homework' for my clients.