Hands of Earth provides the following treatment services:
A Shiatsu treatment will be designed specifically for a client’s individual need with the goal in helping to regulate the body’s nervous system functions and to balance the flow of qi in the merdian and organ system. The tools of treatment are the thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows and knees of the therapist, and unlike massage therapy there is no use of oils and no removal of clothing.
In a cupping treatment, a glass cup is applied to the skin with the use of suction. The suction is created within the cup by inserting a flame briefly into the cup to remove the oxygen just before it is placed on the skin. There are several methods of cupping, either the cups may be placed and removed quickly (called fast cupping), or they can be left in place usually between 5 and 20 minutes, or with a thick application of cream to the skin they can be slid across its surface. This therapy is useful for conditions known in Chinese Medicine as wind-cold, or excess dampness; conditions in Western Medicine such as arthritis, rheumatism, abdominal pain, bruising and abscesses, indigestion, headaches, colds, coughs, back pain, difficult or painful menstruations.