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Huntington MassageDiann's Massage and Yoga Center170-11 29th AvenueFlushing NY 11358(718 email@example.comMassage has been one of the oldest and most effective non-invasive methods for managing pain, reducing swelling, improving circulation, improving sleep, muscle elasticity, flexibility and strength. Diann believes in the importance of the body, mind and soul connection as the foundation of her practice. She is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist for 17 years, and holds a certification in Sivananda Yoga for over 13 years. Her methods are based in the energetic field of healing which have been very effective based on client feedback. She is also studying with Ohashi at his Shiatsu Center in New York City. She has been practicing Zen Shiatsu for over 17 years. Shiatsu works with 12 energy meridians in the body. When one meridian is blocked, one usually experiences physical pain. Shiatsu helps to balance you emotionally, physically and psychologically.Yoga has been in practice for nearly 5,000 years as an effective method to integrate physical movementand meditation to connect the body, mind and soul. It helps with reducing stress, losing weight, increasing strength and flexibility, improving sleep, slowing the aging process and recovering from injury. Diann's yoga practice emphasizes the importance of deep breathing as a means of connecting to life's vital energy or prana, in conjunction to the postures or asanas. She offers group and private classes each weekBenefits of Shiatsu?Shiatsu is a form of massage that originated from Japan. The word shiatsu is derived from "shi" meaning finger, and "atsu" meaning pressure, so it literally means finger pressure. Its essential concept is the restoration of balance in the body. Especially in the body's chi.Huntington Massage TherapyDiann's Massage and Yoga Center170-11 29th AvenueFlushing NY 11358(718 firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat is Chi?Chi is the vital energy that keeps our body alive. It is said that the imbalance of chi in the body manifests itself as physical pain, such as back pain, headache etc. The flow of chi in the body is characterized in shiatsue meridians which connect the different body organs wherein the chi flows.How is Shiatsu done? What is the difference between this form of massage and other traditional massages?Flushing manual lymphatic drainage and Cellulite reductionUnlike other massages, shiatsu makes use of static pressure. Static pressure is applied by a shiatsu therapist to these meridians to free trapped chi or to direct chi to areas lacking it, and this is the basic concept of shiatsu.The static pressure is said to have a calming effect on a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, which helps to relieve the stress and improve circulationUnlike other traditional massages, shiatsu is a dry massage. Meaning, no oil is used to facilitate massaging thus the client remains fully clothed during therapy.What are the health benefits of Shiatsu? Shiatsu is mainly used to alleviae body pain due to its relaxing nature. It is highly recommended for muscle-related conditions such as polio and arthritis.Any contrandications of Shiatsu?Contraindications of shiatsue include Bone-related deformations such as scoliosis and osteoporosis, some systemic conditions such as hypertentsion and patients with injuries such as bruises, cuts and inflamed tissues.I am pregnant. Can I still undergo Shiatsu?Pregnant women and those undergoing chemotherapy are advised to seek their doctor's advice first before undergoing Shiatsu therapy. Pregnant women should be really careful with the activities they will be doing as well as the meds they will be taking as these can have serious effects on them and their babies.Yoga TherapyResearchers, from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) and Bangalore Institute of Oncology (BIO), tested yoga relaxation techniques on those living with breast cancer in second and third stage and found that the exercises were not only successful in fighting the side effects of the ailment, but also helped maintain immunity levels to fight the disease.Yoga techniques include poses, breathing, hand positions, meditation, self study and relaxation. Singling out relaxation, there are at least ten yogic relaxation techniques to quiet the mind and relax muscle tension. Benefits from relaxing mind and body affect us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. They include:Westbury YogaDiann's Massage and Yoga Center170-11 29th AvenueFlushing NY 11358(718 email@example.comIncrease ability to focusIncrease ability to communicate with othersContributes to increased energy levelsIncreased self acceptance and inner peaceIncreased resistance to anticipated stressYoga becomes therapeutic when yoga techniques are selected and modified to suit your needs. You become deeply involved as you observe and assess the effect of the practice on your body and mind. Self-observation and self assessment can or must be an ongoing practice, to keep in touch with all aspects of our being.In a formal yoga on the mat practice, we can develop our self observation skills by paying attention to many intricate details of our physical body. "Are my shoulders stabilized?" Or on the other hand, we may find that simply being aware of and feeling whether we are maintaining length in the spine, suffice for self assessment of the physical.Maintaining awareness of and feeling the movement of breath while we hold a pose, also develops our self-observation skills. And on a more subtle level, awareness and self assessment of how grounded we are, or how much lightness we feel is the first step to keeping us balanced energetically when in the pose.On deeper levels, as we remain steady in the pose, we might observe and feel how much sadness our heart holds, and/or how much determination we feel. The longer we are able to hold and breathe easily in the pose, we may observe ourselves enveloped with feelings of softness, surrender or courage.The more we are able to connect with all levels of our being, i.e. physical, energetic, mental emotional, spiritual, the more we improve the health of our immune system and foster the sense of well being. Energy follows our attention.What steps will you take today to infuse your physical body, mind and emotions with consciousness?