Edward's journey into the world of Massage and Bodywork began as an undergraduate at University of Central Florida. He was majoring in Biomedical Sciences and fell in love with the intricacies of human body. Through the experience of teaching anatomy and physiology, he began to lay a foundation for an understanding of the body at a deeper level and decided to pursue the healing arts.
As a massage therapist, Edward intuitively applies techniques that make up his own unique style of massage. Through being present and listening to the body, he continues to gain master new modalities for approaching healing. A key element to his success is simply being present and giving people the space they need to reconnect with their bodies and focus on their intention of wellness.
Timeless Touch Practice:
Within Edward practice, he blends elements of eastern medicine with western technique. This union is often perceived as the bridge between both worlds and allows him to look at any given problem from many angles.
In Chinese medicine, the body is reservoir of channels containing thousands of tiny acupuncture points. Everything on mother earth shares an energetic force called Qi. This Qi flows through channels (called Meridians) like water through river. When the current is strong, the body maintains a vibrant and healthy nature. However, when the current becomes blocked or stagnant, pain, illness, and disease arise. These signs often arise long after a blockage has been established. Stagnation could be due to the overuse of one organ system that puts stress on another, or it could be the lack of use.
Through massage, Qi is encouraged to flow through manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Edward is also experienced in using cupping, scraping(Gua Sha), microcurrent, and heat(Hot Stones) to recirculate stagnant energy and achieve better flow. Interpreting this in means of Western thinking, I am simply softening the tissue and allowing better blood flow.
As the saying goes: "Where consciousness goes, chi follows. Where chi goes, blood follows. Where blood flows, healing begins." In other words, the mind has the power to facilitate healing simply through setting the intention to do so.
It is important to note that Chinese medicine is based on years of observing the nature of the body in correlation to the world in which is was born. Harmony within our own minds, and active lifestyle, and a healthy diet helps to cultivate a healthy body, mind, and spirit. In this sometimes chaotic and stressful world, finding time to give our bodies the rest it needs can be perceived as difficult. Massage therapy, in this sense can be viewed a primary form of health care, as it manually restores these blockages that cause disruptions in our bodies, puts our minds at ease, and boosts our view on life.
If you have any questions about this philosophy and how I integrate it into my practice, feel free to ask!