Bodywork is a way of referring to Asian Body Therapy, a healing practice based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. At Sage, our bodywork includes various massage techniques, such as shiatsu, tui na, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, cupping, gua sha, and acupressure. You will relax on a comfortable massage table and you may experience a physical and emotional release. Bodywork may include gua sha or cupping.
Acupuncture and bodywork are transformative processes for the body, mind, and being. Sometimes after an acupuncture or bodywork session you may feel worse or your symptom may flare up just before you feel your symptoms improve. This is sometimes referred to as a “healing crisis”. At Sage we consider it a normal healing response. It is the body’s way of working through stagnation. While physical and emotional discomfort after acupuncture or bodywork is not the norm, you may experience discomfort depending on what your health goals are. Therefore, we advise that you drink plenty of water and observe any changes that happen in your body, mind, and emotions after you receive acupuncture or bodywork. Let your practitioner know what you are experiencing at every step of the way so that she may best support your healing process, no matter what it looks like. Please read and feel free to use our Aftercare Worksheet in English and Espanol.