Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The theory of Acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for injury, disease and emotional trauma and Acupuncture can be used to correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin. The stimulation of relevant acupuncture points may free stagnation, reduce excess or indeed, increase Qi to the specific area or organ needed to help restore normal Qi flow and balance.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
About Myofascial Release
Myofascial release is a therapy that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.
Each month, our multi-skilled Pink teachers will be joining forces with our resident acupuncturist Naoko Taoka to host a deeply relaxing 2 hour Super Pink class which will focus on the regulation of energy according to Chinese medicine using restorative or yin yoga with acupuncture, massage, reiki and myofascial release.
Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in Chinese medicine and therefore the focus will be on the Lungs and Large Intestine meridians. Throughout the class, Roberto will be moving the class into gentle restorative poses whilst pampering everyone will his gentle massage and reiki techniques and Naoko will be providing each person with balancing acupuncture. We'll finish the class with our Ganzsound meditation experience.