Ian studied massage a long time before he studied acupuncture so he is an experienced massage therapist for deep relaxation and healing as well as rehabitlitating injuries. He has worked in Spas such as Forrest Mere in Hampshire and Danesfield Hotel and Spa in Buckinghamshire. His full body massage routines are a combination of swedish massage, shiatsu pressure points and tuina chinese massage.
Tuina (pronounced twee naa) is an oriental bodywork therapy that is used either alone or alongside acupuncture. It’s similar to physiotherapy and sports massage but differs in that it also uses the traditional Chinese medical theory. Although massage these days tends to be for sports injuries, because Tuina uses the Chinese medical understanding of the body, Tuina can be used for most ailments. Tuina includes the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of energy, and gentle manipulation techniques to realign the muscles, tendons and joints. Oil may be used but can be used without oil over the clothing. Ian has studied a postgraduate diploma in Tuina at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and combines Tuina and Acupuncture as they complement each other.
Shiatsu is a Japanese massage whereby pressure is applied using thumbs, palm and elbows to the acupressure points in the body. So this works very well alongside acupuncture. Ian studied shiatsu in Osaka Japan in the early 90's.
Company Chair Massage: Massage of the shoulders, arms, neck and scalp are performed on a specifically designed chair. Treatments are generally 10-15 minutes long, but can be extended. The treatment is performed over clothing using tuina and shiatsu pressure point massage techniques.
Please contact Ian for more details of booking either a massage or company chair massage.