AcuSport is my own combination of Western athletic bodywork, Tui Na (a Traditional Chinese Medicine based bodywork that is often used as athletic massage,) Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. Athletes all over the world have always asked a lot from their bodies, and different medical systems have developed different ways of treating them. Through diverse cultures, surprisingly complementary bodywork modalities have developed.
My Holistic Health Practitioner’s degree focused on both Eastern as Western health systems, and the benefits of both became apparent to me early in my education. By understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I can find energetic blockages. Then, with a knowledge of anatomy and physiology, I can compare muscular, skeletal, and connective tissue to the corresponding TCM point. Using my study of kinesiology, I put these findings into the framework of an athlete’s movement and subsequent injury potential.
Combining different modalities is nothing new, however I believe that focusing on athletic wellness and performance is the ideal format for bringing these modalities together. The athlete gains greater mobility, pain reduction, and increased athletic performance. By addressing the issues at several levels, I work to treat the full being, and get to the root of the matter instead of just treating symptoms.
Although I work with elite athletes, including World Record breakers, athletes of every level can benefit from AcuSport. In fact, the body responds better to early treatment of injuries. If you’re new to working out or to a new sport, you might be feeling aches and pains that you aren’t used to. AcuSport is a great way to feel better and prevent those aches from becoming a bigger, long term problem.