Acupressure is a Traditional Chinese Medicine healing modality which uses pressure at specific points along Meridians (the same as acupuncturists use) but without needles. The targeted therapeutic results are intended to be the same or similar as acupuncture; although, TCM practitioners use these two techniques in combination for an enhanced effect, so acupressure can be used as an adjunct to acupuncture therapy.
Western ashiatsu massage technique pioneered by founder Ruthie Hardie using deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. This creates a structural change in the chronic soft tissue damage.
Correct application will provide deep relaxation and stimulate the lymphatic system, help to elongate and decompress the spine, relieve pain, improve posture while improving bodily functions and promote a state of well-being. It is a highly effective treatment for those who suffer from chronic back and neck pain; as well as, for the effects of over-exertion.
This can be applied as a "two-footed" ashiatsu massage for larger and/or more muscular clients - ideally suited to athletes or the athletically inclined, since this involves deeper pressure.
I have completed advanced training in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®.
"I apply my knowledge in a personalized way - each person is unique. The skills I use are both grounded in Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage (Tui-Na and Acupressure Massage) and Western Massage techniques."
Swedish Massage is a soothing nurturing therapeutic massage to quiet the mind, relax the body, muscles and soothe the spirit. This approach is intended to offer you a luxuriously relaxing time away from your busy and often stressful life. It also promotes circulation, the removal of toxins and the flow of immune cells by promoting lymphatic flow, among other benefits
Kristin O. / Genbook Review
"Jing Liu's massage was the best I've ever had. She really knew how to focus on the spots that were the most problematic using super effective techniques I've never experienced (using her feet while suspended from parallel bars) and gave great advice after the massage about how to help continue getting knots out."
J.M. / Genbook Review
Different but great!
"I went in for a deep tissue massage, my muscles were very tight from a cross country move to the area and the stress of getting settled in. I arrived for my appointment and Jing Liu suggested a different type of massage that may be more effective than the deep. I tried the Ashiatsu massage and was surprised how effective it was! Because she uses her feet, she was able to get deeper that the deep tissue could. Thanks!"
A.G. / Genbook Review
90 minutes of Heaven!
"I regularly go to Jing for massages because she is the best person for relieving stress. She knows exactly which techniques which will give you the most relief for sore, aching muscles. I recently tried the hot, stone massage -- it was incredible & far better than any massage I've ever had. If you give her a try -- you will never go anywhere else."
Deep Tissue Massage is a method using focused slow paced pressure that affects the deeper layers of muscles. This technique is concentrated on specific problem areas that have been identified. The level of pressure is based on the client's real-time feedback, preference and the judgment of the therapist.
Since this type of deep tissue massage cannot and would not be applied over the whole body, I normally combine deep tissue massage with other modalities for a more thorough "whole body" therapy to relax you and address other needs you may have.
By recognizing and treating muscle imbalances and strain patterns in the body, the manual therapist can bring order and balance to the body before the onset of pain, which is the primary goal of Myoskeletal Alignment. The secondary goal is to establish pain-free movement during the walking cycle by testing for muscle imbalances, recognizing strain patters as they present themselves, and attempting to restore function in the alignment process.
Having completed course work by Erik Dalton Ph.D, I am a Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist in regard to "Posture & Pain" and "Upper Body Specialist"
Jing Liu/ Massage-to-Health
Jefferson Office Park
1030 Johnson Rd
Golden, CO 80401
Bob M. / Genbook Review
Really great, and I'm no massage rookie!
"As an aging athlete, I've had back and neck pain for many years now, and have had 150+ massages by 25+ therapists over the years. After just one 90 minute session, Jing is in my top 2... The ashiatsu thing is a trip -- Jing hangs from bars and uses her feet to massage your back, hips, butt, and legs. Her ability to find the right "spots" and apply the right pressure is uncanny. Nice clean mini spa setting and reasonable prices. Great stuff!"
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"Ashi"means foot and "Atsu" means pressure. I apply this technique as an extension of my hands for Deep Tissue and Chinese Acupressure.
While these integrated techniques are useful and effective for the entire back side of the body, it is especially useful for those people suffering from lower back pain, hip pain and tension in the buttock muscle (commonly found with runners, bikers, people that do a lot of heavy lifting and even those sitting for long hours each day).
The shape of foot allows the application of deeper pressure than hands without creating the discomfort associated with other deep pressure massage techniques using the hand and elbow.
Jing Liu | Massage-To-Health
Licensed Massage Therapist