Adulting is tough! If you’re constantly on the run to keep up with your busy schedule, it’s normal to end up stressed, in pain, fatigued, and dealing with other health conditions.

Traditional Chinese medicine has developed a wide range of alternative massage therapies that address a wide range of ailments over centuries. The popularity of these treatments has increased substantially in the last few years. 

Just know that over-the-counter medications and opioids aren’t the only ways to deal with these problems. You don’t need to go under the knife either!

Let’s take a look at how energy healing and other alternative therapies have taken the world by storm:

Energy healing

Energy healing works on the principle that healing energy can be transmitted through the patient’s body to restore its natural flow of chi. This treatment can be both hands-on and hands-off. The field of energy medicine is diverse, encompassing a number of schools, including spiritual healing, distant healing, moxibustion, reiki, therapeutic touch, and polarity therapy.

Instead of prescribing medicines and conducting surgeries, energy healing focuses on improving the patient’s overall quality of life. It’s a holistic treatment option that addresses several health concerns. It combines physical hand movements with breathing exercises and mental focus. The effort is highly specific and targeted toward specific health conditions.

massage therapy

The hand gestures have meaning and are carefully devised to bring about change. The healer establishes a connection with the patient to help them heal in the true sense. The process also involves two-way communication so a direct flow of energy takes place.

As per the theory, we fall sick when the energy within our system gets blocked and is obstructed. By applying the right pressure, energy pathways are unblocked and the body’s spiritual healing process is triggered. The process also aligns the spirit, body, and mind to improve the overall quality of your life.

Energy healing has also been beneficial for the side effects of chemotherapy and for maintaining a healthy platelet count.

Alternative massage therapy

Most painkiller tablets only make the symptoms of chronic pain go away temporarily. Massage therapy, on the other hand, provides long-term relief.

As per research, getting a massage leads to a six times lower risk of getting a migraine. By applying the right amount of pressure on the forehead, temples, and eye sockets, your practitioner helps your muscles relax. This makes the pain subside and induces sleep.

Unlike conventional medical specialists, massage practitioners use non-surgical methods to alleviate bodily pain. The rhythmic and circular movement of the hands not only enhances your spinal health, but also increases the flow of blood to the head. The same treatment can be beneficial for different body parts and organs.

Alternative massage therapy involves different techniques. The therapists generally focus on pressing and rubbing body parts to manipulate the action of the muscles and tissues. It releases muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness.  

Taking too much medication is never a good treatment option—seek massage therapy in Bellerose NY instead! Visit Acupuncture Is My Life  or  drop us a message to learn more about our alternative massage therapy.