Happy Feet Traditional Chinese Massage by Susan Zhou Andersen, L.M.T. Advanced Asian Therapies (231) 360-4626
Happy FeetTraditional Chinese Massage bySusan Zhou Andersen, L.M.T. Advanced Asian Therapies(231) 360-4626   

My Massage Specialties

Techniques Used:

My massage technique draws from a blend of Chinese Tui Na, Zhi Ha, Japanese Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, and Deep Tissue. Together, they enhance and compliment the Chinese Medicinal approaches absorbed from my family in Sichuan Province, China. At an early age I learned acupressure and Tuina (Chinese Massage) from my grandmother. Later, at age eighteen, I attended the Yue Qing Zhou Massage Therapy Center, in Chong Zhou, Sichuan Province, China and received a Certification in Chinese Massage & Acupressure. I then worked as a massage therapist in China in my family's Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic.

 

Coming to America in 2006, I continued my training at massage schools in both California and Florida, obtaining by National Board Certification in Massage & Bodywork from the NCBTMB in 2009.

 

 

Since opening my office in 2007 for Traditional Chinese Massage therapy in the Grand Traverse area, I have helped thousands of clients alleviate pain and increase flexibility and circulation without resorting to surgery or drugs. My loyal clientele appreciate this reasonably priced and simpler approach to well-being. Many clients who have endured chronic pain for years finally found relief.



 

  • Chinese Massage (Tuina)

 

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  • Swedish Massage

 

  • Deep Tissue

 

  • Thai Massage

 

  • Japanese Shiatsu

  

Gua Sha:

 

Gua Sha, an ancient massage technique which originated from China, is different from other forms of massage, which focus mainly on relieving tension in the muscles. The purpose of Gua Sha is to stimulate circulation and move “stagnant” blood. Relaxation of the muscles is a natural response to this movement.It has been adapted by other countries throughout the East and is acommon therapy in both conventional and traditional Chinese medicine today. Gua Sha is thought to scrape or extract the sha ( shaw ) of toxins. As the body is scraped, it pushes a build- up of fluid ahead of it. After it passers, it leaves an indentation,or vacuum, behind which toxic fluid is drawn out to the skin surface from deep within the tissues. As the area turns purple it indicates the blood is old and extremely stagnant. When the skin is aglow and turns red during the treatment, it is a sign that pain and stagnant blood are being removed. The exposing of the Sha is literally removing disease from deep within the system.

 

Massage therapy: Total body relaxation

 

Massage is one of humanity's oldest forms of therapy, and it helps prevent a wide variety of ailments.

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Additional services we provide:

  • External herbal applications for pain relief
  • Foot massage and hot Chinese herbal foot bath
 

Questions About My Treatments?

Call me at 231 360-4626 or submit your questions using my contact form.

Happy Feet

620 Second Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

 

 

Considering Therapy?

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 231 360-4626

 

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Happy Feet Massage Therapy

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Mon - Sat 9:30AM -9PM

Sun 12:30PM - 9PM

BY APPOINTMENT

 

Offering Chinese Traditional Massage 

Taking Same-Day APPOINTMENTS

Call any time to schedule an immediate appointment.

 

We offer specialized treatment of sports injuries, chronic pain syndrome, back pain, muscle and tendon tears. 

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