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We value your business and ask that you respect ZMC and The AshiBar Spa’s (LMT Graduate Clinic) scheduling policies. Should you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least 4 hours in advance. Any cancellations with less than 4 hours of notice are subject to a cancellation fee amounting to the cost of the scheduled service.
Zion Massage College's Students Offer Massage Therapy Appointments On The Following Days and Times:
Student Massage Clinic
Zion Massage College's Advanced Students Offer Massage Therapy Appointments On The Following Days and Times:
Advanced Student Clinic
ZMC Student Massage Therapy Clinic Offers The Following Massage Therapy Treatments:
Thai Yoga Massage
Originating from Thailand, Thai Massage is an ancient meditative, flowing, and rhythmic massage which combines massage techniques with yoga-like stretching. This modality works to realign postural imbalances, reduce pain, and increase flexibility. The treatment is performed fully clothed, so we ask for you to wear movement oriented clothing (ie: yoga pants)
Thai pants are available for use at the clinic office.
Gua-Sha is an ancient Asian bodywork treatment for healing of chronic pain. It is especially effective back & neck pain, restoring range of motion, and post injury/surgery recovery; by releasing tight fascia, breaking down scar tissue & adhesions, degranulates mast cells (which accumulate in injured tissue), and promotes pain reduction and healing of chronically tight or injured tissues.
Although Gua-Sha is effective for reducing both long and short term muscular pain, you’ll want to be prepared; Gua-Sha produces mild to generous reddening (petechia) which can last for up to 4-6 days. This is caused by the smooth, rounded edge of the Gua-Sha tool flushing the grainy, sand-like texture of the mast cells; producing what is known as “Sha”. This reaction only occurs in areas where chronic muscular tension and injury are present. The “Sha” signals the body to revisit the longstanding tension and injury from a relaxed place, allowing for optimal healing.
Swedish massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage which relaxes soft body tissue, alleviates stress and tension and contributes to a sense of overall well-being. It is generally lighter in touch and often includes long flowing strokes to assist with deep relaxation. While the therapist is outside the room, the client undresses and lies on a massage table, underneath sheets. During this massage, the therapist will use secure draping procedures, uncovering only the area being worked; this ensures client modesty, comfort and warmth.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage primarily focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The techniques used in this modality are performed slowly and pressure is deeper to ensure concentration in areas of tension. This therapy is ideal for postural realignment, chronic tension or pain, or for those who have previously experienced and enjoy deeper massage. . While the therapist is outside the room, the client undresses and lies on a massage table, underneath sheets. The therapist will use secure draping procedures, uncovering only the area being worked; this ensures client modesty, comfort and warmth.
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese modality which utilizes specific pressure points on the hands, feet, ears, and head; which are believed reflexively to the internal organs, muscles, and nerves throughout the body. Reflexology works to improve circulation and facilitates the return to the natural state of balance of the body through deep relaxation and nerve stimulation. This treatment is performed fully clothed.
Originating from India and known as Chavutti Thirumal, (“Chavutti” meaning ‘foot’ or ‘leg’, “Thirumal” meaning ‘pressure’ or ‘massage’) Ashiatsu is a form of Japanese massage. Students learn to use an overhead bar (for balance) while applying deep restructuring massage techniques; which balance, relax, and align the client’s body, mind, and spirit. During Ashiatsu massage, the therapist’s hands, fingers, thumbs, forearms, elbows, and (primarily) the feet are used during the therapy to aid in the realigning of the client’s body. Students also learn to apply Shiatsu (“Shi” meaning ‘finger’, “Atsu” meaning ‘pressure’) to balance the body and normalize Chi (the Japanese word for Life Energy) by applying pressure and other forms of manual manipulation along the Acupressure meridians and energy pathways of the body.
Taoist Abdominal Massage / Chi Nei Tsang:
This style of abdominal massage focuses on the Traditional Chinese and Thai Medical belief that emotional energy can become trapped in the body’s musculature and tissues where it stagnates creates blockages in one’s energetic and circulatory system. Through a series of specific massage techniques your therapist will help to improve circulation, and bring the healing power of “Qi” to the area, which Chinese medicine refers to as “the seat of emotions.” At first, this belief may seem far fetched, until we consider that many of our physical responses stem from emotional reactions; essentially these responses and reactions are linked together. Taoist massage helps to free you of the wiring of these emotions with a tension response. To read more about Taoist Abdominal Massage visit: http://www.wholeliving.com/134722/taoist-massage-chi-nei-tsang
Add-on Treatments – Please Request Add-on At The Time You Book Your Massage.
Cupping is a popular and effective treatment within Traditional Chinese Medicine. In many ways, Cupping is the inverse of a typical massage, as it lifts the muscle, fascia and skin. In Cupping Massage, special suction cups are placed on the client’s back. The therapist uses a pump to suction the air out of each cup and, to draw the client’s muscle up into the cup. The massage of your choice is performed on the lower body while the cups are utilized to soften the musculature of the back. After about 20 minutes the cups are removed and the massage is performed on the back. Cupping Massage is believed to relieve tight muscles, restore skin and muscle tone, boost the immune system and to bring fresh blood, lymph and qi to the affected area of the client’s body. Please be aware that cupping leaves round marks on the back, which can last up to 7 days.
Involves massaging with and placing warmed stones on specific areas of the body. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones soothe and relax as they transmit heat deep into the body.