WHAT IS MERIDIAN MASSAGE THERAPY
AN ANCIENT WAY OF HEALING:
Meridian Massage Therapy is a form of massage originally practiced in the East, Shiatsu in Japan and Tuina in China and widely practiced around the world. The practice revolves around “finger pressure,” along the 14 meridian channels (the body's energy rivers) Each meridian energetically supports a pair of organs that work together (yin & yang) to work efficiently and effectively to keep your body in harmony and in good health. The understanding is that when a meridian's energy is blocked (both physical as well as emotional reasons) causing pain is the body. Pain is the body's alarm system to alert you that there is an imbalance that needs attention.
THE PAIN IN THE KNOT:
When there is a block, blood pools in the tissues and dries, toxins build up and a knot results. When toxins accumulate, the body sends out an inflammatory immune response. These knots need to be broken down to allow the meridian channel to clear out the toxins which resolves the inflammation. An analogy would be that the knots are like beaver dams along a river and it must be completely removed to return the river to normal flow.
DURATION OF SESSIONS:
It is important initially to have a set of a minimum of 4 sessions, one a week for a month to clear the blockages, restore flow, relieve pain and increase energy in the area of the knot removing stagnant blood and toxins. Blockages that cause the knots have both an emotional and physical cause which is important to understand. Changing your behaviors that caused the knot physically and doing the inner work to release the trapped ignored emotions from your past will greatly determine whether the area will be permanently healed.