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Tai Chi

Tai chi, or tai chi chuan, translate literally as 'grand ultimate' or 'grand ultimate fist,' respectively. Developed out of kung fu, it is generally practiced in a slower tempo and incorporates martial and healing applications simultaneously. It is generally speaking a softer style than conventional kung fu.


Also known as Thermal Imaging, Thermography is a non-invasive F.D.A. approved clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. Mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and other structural imaging tools rely primarily on finding the physical tumor, but Thermography is actually able to detect possible cancerous areas before tumors even begin to grow.

Toyohari Meridian Therapy

A gentle form of Japanese Acupuncture, Toyohari developed within the tradition of Meridian Therapy by blind acupuncturists in Japan. This system excels in the development of Qi sensitivity required for accurate point-location, abdominal diagnosis and subtle non-insertive needling techniques.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

An Asian system of healing that focuses on achieving internal balance. TCM practitioners use methods such as acupuncture, heat application (moxibustion), herbal preparations and exercises (e.g., tai chi, qigong) to restore the flow of qi (vital energy) and the balance of yin and yang.

Trager Approach

Utilizing gentle, non-intrusive, natural movements, the Trager Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity. These patterns may have developed in response to accidents, illnesses, or any kind of physical or emotional trauma, including the stress of everyday life.

Trigger Point Therapy

Myofascial trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured, strained or overworked. Trigger points are located then released thus freeing the muscle to a healthy state.


traditional Chinese massage, performed on a clothed patient.

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