Princeton Integrative Health Center

Acupressure and Therapeutic Massage

We offer two different forms of massage to complement our acupuncture and naturopathic services.

Acupressure –  Shahnaaz Ahktar, LMBT

*NEW* Abdominal Massage  (Chi Nei Tsang)  In a systemic manner, the abdomen is warmed with oil and palming massage strokes.  It is finished by grounding the patient with other massage techniques on the legs, face and arms.   It is an ancient Taoist practice that gently, yet deeply, works the organs on all levels -physically, emotionally and spiritually- to make them work more efficiently and heal unprocessed  and repressed negative emotions.

Acupressure is a Chinese healing modality which is when pressure is applied to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body possesses 12 different primary meridians or “energy channels” that carry energy throughout the body.  We are fortunate to have a trained specialist in Chinese acupressure who applies electro-stimulation pads to the soles of your feet.  This provides a deeper application of pressure with electric vibration to loosen muscles and reduce local pain.  The  massage can be performed without the pads as well.

Therapeutic MassageLaura Keiles, PMP, ND, CTN, LMBT

Additionally we provide integrative modality massage to work on specific physical and emotional issues:

  • Joint Ligament strains & laxity
  • Stiff-sore neck, shoulders and/or headaches
  • Emotionally triggered pain

Integrative modality massage is based on Swedish technique blended with one or more other modalities such as:

  • Myofascial
  • Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
  • Thai
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Reflexology
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST)
  • Dr. Kaufman’s Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for Medical Massage
  • Fascial Distortion Modeling

Sessions are 30 or 60 minutes in duration.