The journey to parenthood may not always be smooth sailing for couples facing fertility issues. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can work as a complement to IVF and IUI or as an alternative treatment to improve your chances of conceiving.
Confinement can be a particularly stressful period as you have to take care of the baby while your body is recovering from the toils of the delivery process. Find out how TCM can help nourish and restore your body’s balance during this crucial period.
Children have vastly different body constitutions from adults and are prone to falling sick due to weaker immune systems. TCM combines gentle paediatric massage and herbal treatments to improve your child’s delicate constitution and build up their resistance against illnesses.
From the TCM perspective, pain arises due to congestion of Qi and Blood or deficiencies in the body. TCM treatments help to ease the blockage of Qi and Blood, triggering your body’s self-healing ability. Say no to painkillers and find out how TCM pain management treatments can benefit you.
Stroke causes oxygen-deprivation in parts of the brain, resulting in damage to brain cells and affecting abilities controlled by those areas of the brain. TCM treatments help to improve blood circulation and boost oxygen supply to the brain and also helps to dissipate blood clots for faster recovery.
If you always feel weak and unwell, but medical reports indicate that you do not have any serious ailments, you may be in a state known as “Sub-health”. TCM treatmentsare effective in restoring your health to optimal levels by treating the symptoms and fortifying your body on a holistic level.
Massage therapy is effective in pain management when the right strokes is applied with the right pressure on the right areas.
Pain may be described as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with potential tissue damage. It is also the body sending a message to you that something is wrong. Lower back ache, neck pain and headache are very common in 90% of the population. These are not diseases in themselves but are symptoms of a dysfunction in the associated structures.
Nowadays, it is not just the aged but also the young people who are complaining about pain. Even the healthiest of us experience pain once in a while. Pain may last from a few days to years, with prolonged unrelenting pain affecting our quality of life, making it hard for us to work, socialise or exercise. Some people treat pain with drugs (e.g. Panadol), which often results only in temporary relief but in long term may create additional problems more serious than the original pain.
Types of Pain
Pain may arise from many situations. Injury is one major cause, but pain may also manifest from illnesses, accompany a psychological condition such as depression, or may occur even without us noticing, such as postural defect or RSI (repetitive strain injury).
In some cases, symptoms associated with problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia and sciatica may not disappear immediately with drug treatment. Result may show steady improvement, but time is often required for muscles and joints to heal.
Approaching Pain with Massage
Consultation before treatment
With the initial consultation by our physician and therapist, we are able to pinpoint the areas of dysfunction. Our therapist is trained in physical therapy, having specific knowledge in anatomy and knowing exactly where to work.
Addresses source of pain
Sometimes, we may feel pain in locations distant from the source of the pain. These are called “referral patterns”. For example, clients often experience pain in the front shoulder that is actually coming from the infraspinatus muscle on the back. Our skilled therapists are able to discern the referred pain and work directly on the source of pain.
Penetrative and effective
Our therapist uses a varieties of strokes with the hands, knuckles and forearm, and works through the tight muscles by applying the right amount of pressure to the right area. With a good knowledge of the myoskeletal system, using slow strokes performed at superficial muscles and then slowly penetrating into the deeper muscle layer can quickly and easily loosened the muscles and fascia.
To book an appointment for Massage Therapy, please call 6386 5575 or use the online appointment request form and indicate “Waterway Point” as your preferred clinic.
Leona Chia is a Certified Sports Massage Therapist and has been practising body therapy for more than 19 years. As a practitioner, she has found great joy and passion in helping clients deal with somatic symptom disorder.
The therapies she practises include, but are not limited to, myofascial sports massage, trigger point release, manual lymphatic drainage, abdomen massage for slimming and meridian massage, with a special interest in deep tissue myofascial bodywork.
She has obtained teaching qualification and has conducted massage courses at several institutes including Bodywork Training Institute (2002-2004), SPAcademy, 2003-2004 (Raffles Knowledge P.L.) and TCM & Healthcare College (2013-2018).