Massage is included in all acupuncture treatments at Marin Integrative Recovery. We also offer an acupuncture-free Bodywork Treatment that includes massage and cupping, if appropriate for the patient. Bodywork may incorporate various types of massage including acupressure, Tui Na, and Chi Nei Tsang. Dr Noemi has been practicing acupressure since 2006, initially training at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA, which offered classes from 1976 to 2008.

Acupressure uses the same acupuncture points with gentle but firm pressure of the fingers and hands on the surface of the skin to increase the Qi and blood circulation, stimulating the body’s natural curative abilities. Acupressure is the most effective method for treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand, relaxing the muscles and relieving tension.

Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese abdominal massage that focuses on the internal organs, frees internal blockages, and eases the digestive system on a physical and emotional plane. It restores the energy flow and accompanies us in the detoxification process.

Tui Na means “pushing grasping” and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, Tui Na seeks to improve the flow of Qi through the meridian channels and is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons, and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems, and sports injuries.