SUGI therapeutic bodywork is a fast and effective treatment option for addressing many common health issues.
From alleviating lower back pain to boosting the immune system, Sugi offers a natural, non-invasive, and soothing modality of bodywork. It harnesses the healing power inherent in our hands and offers excellent preventive measures.
As a special Eastern style of “acupressure,” Sugi focuses on more than just superficial muscles. With a skilled touch, firm yet comfortable pressure is applied to acupressure points throughout your body, for several seconds or minutes at a time. Though there are overlaps, Sugi differs from chiropractic or osteopathic modalities since direct manipulation on bones is rarely employed. Rather, all the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue) holding up your skeletal system are worked on exhaustively to identify the true sources of range-of-motion restriction and pain. Above all, Sugi bodywork is founded on the traditional Chinese medical system which aims to restore your body’s physiological balance and natural energy flow.
Common Health Conditions Treated
- Anxiety & Depression
- Arthritis, Tendonitis, & Joint pain
- Asthma & Allergies
- Auto Injuries
- Bladder and Kidney Infections
- Cardiac Palpitations (Irregular Heartbeat)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Common Cold & Influenza
- Degenerative Disc Disorders
- Diet, Nutrition, & Weight Control
- Headaches & Migraines
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation
- Menopause Symptoms
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Pain – other kinds
- PMS & Menstrual Irregularity
- Sports Injuries
- Tension / Stress Syndromes
- Work Injuries
Each Sugi therapeutic session lasts 40 minutes (longer sessions also available) with the client lying on a floor mattress and wearing light clothing. It is a full-body treatment from head to toe and covers both the front and back of the body, consistent with Sugi’s holistic approach to attaining an overall sense of balance and well-being.