About the Treatments

Tien Di Bamboo Massage with Cupping

Tien Di translates to earth and sky and has it's origin in Asian medicine and philosophy. It incorporates three techniques; the use of bamboo tools (Cho sticks), Asian glass cups, and Gua Sha.

The Cho Sticks:
Cho sticks are used as an extension of the therapists hands to incorporate deep penetrating pressure into the muscles. As clients muscles are worked, the energy that is contained within the walls of the bamboo is transferred to them, creating a variety of unique sensations. Clients have expressed feeling a tingling all over the body, and a sensation that the bamboo somehow conforms and bends to their body.

How do the Cho sticks work? The Cho sticks contain a compound called silica. Unique properties of which are quartz like crystal matrixes that are activated when they encounter the right conditions of mechanical stress, such as the use of these bamboo tools for massage. Two properties of quartz are the Piezo and Pyro electricity effect, both producing an electric charge. Piezoelectricity is activated with pressure, and Pyroelectricity with heat. As the therapist applies pressure to the body using the Cho sticks to massage, the friction that is created activates the molecular structure in the silica.

The Glass Cups:
Cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the client’s skin. In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) it involves leaving glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin. Originally, the cups were made of bamboo. Here, we use glass cups and the cups are continually in motion as the therapist uses them to glide over the surface of the skin. Cupping is the opposite of massage. In massage, compression techniques are used. However, with cupping the technique suctions and lifts. Cupping has been found to penetrate the human body up to four inches deep, causing tissues to release toxins to the skins surface, activating the lymphatic system, clearing stretch marks, and improving varicose veins.

Gua Sha Technique:
Gua Sha, Gua meaning “to scrape or extract”, and Sha, meaning “sand or toxins”, is a traditional ancient Chinese healing technique that dates back over two thousand years. Round-edged instruments made of horn, bone or pieces of jade are used to work along the surface of the skin to scrape away the remnants of toxins after cupping has drawn them to the skins surface. This ancient method is used to promote Chi or bioelectric vital life energy, blood circulation and the removal of toxic heat, stagnant blood and lymph fluid from the body.

Cupping and Gua Sha are techniques that come as an aid to finish the work done with the Cho sticks. They suction and sweep away what has surfaced from the treatment. These three techniques together make a complete and powerful Tian Di session. It is not unusual that the positive effects of Tian Di continue for days after the session.

Benefits of Tien Di:

  • Enhances circulation
  • improves internal respiration
  • Oxygenated blood will return nutrition and healing to the cells and tissues of the affected areas
  • relaxes and realigns muscle fibers without causing micro tears
  • chronic pain
  • stiff muscles or joints
  • aids in elimination of fatigue
  • emotional and psychological states

Currently not accepting new clients- full clientele

Tien Di Bamboo Massage with Cupping Fees:
One hour $100
One hour and fifteen minutes $125
One hour and a half $135
Two hours $200