Shiatsu massage’s origins lie in ancient China. The Chinese used the principals of shiatsu in both their medical philosophy and practice. Shiatsu, also known as acupressure, is a point-pressure massage using the fingers along the body's energy meridians, opening the flow of energy, or chi, along those channels. It is designed to help regulate the flow of energy within the body. When your body's energy flow becomes blocked or unbalanced, your general state of well-being is reduced. During a shiatsu massage, thumb, fingers, palms or feet to the body apply pressure. This type of massage helps produce a deep relaxation increases energy levels and brings balance to the body.
A common type of massage is Swedish massage. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, tapping strokes on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. Swedish massage can be both relaxing and energizing.
Swedish massage uses four basic strokes:
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.
Sports Massage helps the muscle systems used for a particular sport. It uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. Use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries or it may help relieve muscle strains, speeding healing after a sports injury.
Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage therapy in which water-treated stones are placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and to help open up the merdians (energy pathways). Muscles are pretreated with the heated stones to allow the therapist to more easily perform deep tissue manipulations. Cool stones are sometimes used alternately with hot stones. Massage oils are usually incorporated into the massage treatment.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Sometimes called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Cold Laser Therapy is a light therapy that uses specific wavelength lasers or LEDs to speed tissue repair and reduce pain and inflammation. Usually applied by a doctor, therapist or trained technician, treatments take about 10 to 15 minutes and is repeated two or more times a week. This treatment modality has been used for many years to treat sports injuries, arthritic joint, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain.
Clinical tests show that laser therapy can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.
The three major areas where we use the cold laser treatment are:
Other applications that have shown good results are with shingles and post-operative pain.
How soon will I see results?
How often do I need treatment?
Vascular tissue (such as muscle) respond the fastest while non-vascular areas (such as ligaments and cartilage) take a longer time.
What other conditions can be treated?
Here is a partial list of conditions that have been successfully treated with Cold Laser Therapy:
At Pure Harmony Massage Spa we have best-in-class products and services to help relieve pain and promote healing.
Pure Harmony Massage Spa’s Joy Liu is a California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certified Massage Therapist. Her work as a masseuse has been strongly influenced by Eastern healing arts, such as Chinese medicine, acupuncture, naturopathy and homeopathy. Her commitment to her clients is to relieve muscle tension, stress and pain in an atmosphere that soothes, relaxes and revitalizes. Joy’s massage technique is tailored to her client’s specific needs and includes deep tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu and accupressure massage as well as hot stone therapy.
Our Cold Laser Therapy can accelerate the healing process, speed tissue repair and reduce pain and inflammation. Cold lasers use a low-level, non-invasive laser to reduce back pain, knee pain, neck pain and tendonitis.
Joy trained at the Select Therapy Institute in Rosemead CA where she studied Massage Therapeutics, completing more than 1000 hours of massage training. She graduated in 2007. She applied for and received a Certificate of Massage Therapist from the CAMTC, which is renewed every 2 years.
Joy is from Tianjin, China - the largest costal city in Northern China and the gateway to China’s capitol, Beijing. Tianjin has the 4th largest urban population in Mainland China.
Pure Harmony Massage Spa is located in Costa Mesa CA and also serves the surrounding cities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Irvine.
Walked right in. Excellent massage by joy. Pricing very reasonable The rooms are very clean and perfectly temperature controlled
I met Joy 4 years ago at another spa and got massaged by her at least twice a month. After she left that spa I tried other spas but was glad when I found her again at Pure Harmony Massage Spa. She’s the best!
I had never had a professional massage before until I went to Pure Harmony. Now I am a believer and I wonder why I waited so long.
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The best massage I've ever had! Relaxing, nice rooms and the just the overall best experience I've had from a masseuse in many years! Don't waste your time going anywhere else. Visit Pure Harmony and you'll be hooked for life!
I have been coming here since the spa opened and have brought my wife too. The massage therapists are all great. We will keep coming back. We both love it.
Pure Harmony Massage Spa
1755 Orange Avenue, Suite E, Costa Mesa CA 92627
10:00 am - 9:00 pm, 7 days a week