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Thrive Acupressure Studio


Frequently asked Questions?

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Do I really have to change out of my street clothes and wear a mask?


Yes please :) We all need to work together so that we can all stay safe. Trust me, you will feel better changing out of your street clothes.  Please bring a clean set of comfy clothes that are not constricting, and do not contain jean, zippers, belts, etc.


There is a change room in my office to change when you get to my office.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?



Please try to give as much notice as possible. If you are feeling up to it we can still  have your appointment over Zoom or phone.


If you are not feeling up to it I will reschedule your appointment at a more convenient time. There are no cancellation fees at this time.


We are currently booking 3-4 weeks out. I can also put you on a cancellation list as well :)

Vaccinated or Not Vaccinated?



We do not discriminate either way.  Everyone is welcome. We are all in this together. So, if all of us follow the same protocol so that we can all stay safe & healthy.


So, things like changing into new clean clothes, washing our hands with soap and water, wearing a mask, or even working over Zoom if needed, help to keep us all healthy.  :)


How is Shiatsu massage different from other massage?


Shiatsu Massage is an oriental form of bodywork that is performed fully clothed on a table, floor, or chair.


Shiatsu Therapists use their thumbs, palms, elbows, and feet; along with facilitated stretches to free up restrictions in the energy pathways of the body.


Traditional Chinese Medicine, and 5-Element Acupressure are incorporated into every treatment. 


Because of this some say it is "Beyond Massage!"

What is muscle monitoring or testing?


Muscle monitoring or testing gives us information. It is a bio-feedback tool used to find and locate stress.


If a muscle is locked and strong we say there is balanced energy in that muscle or meridian.


If a muscle unlocks or is weak we say there is some sort of stress. Is it on a physical, mental,  emotional, or nutritionally, level?

How do you muscle monitor or test?


After doing some pre-checks and checking your range of motion.  The muscles being monitored or tested are put into a contracted position. As the muscle is extended, gradual pressure is applied along with 2 pounds of pressure, for 2 seconds, for 2 inches.  Anyone can learn it!


Check out the Touch For Health  Classes page.

What is Specialized Kinesiology?


Kinesiology is the science of movement in the body via the muscles.


Specialized Kinesiology also looks for imbalances on a physiological, biochemical, and or psychological level.


By using muscle monitoring and other corrective techniques we can locate the root cause of the stress in the body/mind on many different levels.


And, as an added bonus, working in this way saves you time and money!

Can Muscle Testing diagnose or cause any harm?


Touch For Health works with a "Self responsibility" model. We always get permission to work to someone.


We do not diagnose diseases, heal others, or prescribe medications.


You cannot tell the future, read someones mind, harm yourself, or harm others. When we muscle monitor or test we are looking for stress and the imbalances that contribute to it.


As Practitioners we act as facilitators to your health.

You are responsible for your own healing journey.


Muscle monitoring or testing is safe, reliable, and effective.