If there was ever a call for digestive health, this is it! Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your second brain. There is no denying it anymore.Wit h the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder that what…
THE FIVE PHASES OF WELLNESS
EMPOWERING YOUR WELLNESS WITH SCIENCE-BASED ANCIENT HEALING PRACTICES FIT FOR THE MODERN LIFESTYLE
"The patient who takes medicine and neglects the diet wastes the skill of the physician."
~ Chinese Proverb
Shannon Reissman, the owner of Five Rings Wellness, has been practicing massage therapy in Pinellas County for 21 years and has experienced teaching at one of the leading massage therapy schools in the US. She is constantly learning new ways to support her clients' wellness goals. Shannon brings to the table a wide variety of Western and Eastern modalities for treatment, guidance for home care and education on how foods can assist with the body's natural healing process.
The Metal Element in Classical Chinese Medicine is associated with Breath and Elimination. Alkalize, Purify & Detoxify with Ancient Breathing techniques.
Your body is literally a magnet for cultivating the life-force energy that is around us at all times. Intentional movements, like those in QiGong, can maximize our ability to increase our vitality and over all sense of wellbeing. The FIRE Phase of Classical Chinese Medicine is associated with Activity and Movement. Intentional movement through QiGong, Martial Arts & Fitness.
The Water Element in Classical Chinese Medicine is associated with Rest and Reflection. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, increase focus and improve productivity.
The Earth Element of Classical Chinese Medicine is associated with Nourishing and Nurturing. Science-based use of Food to transform your body and reverse many conditions like Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Thyroid issues & more.
The Wood Element in Classical Chinese Medicine is associated with Muscle and Tendon.
No two bodies are alike and neither should your massage treatment. Get a massage that is tailored to your situation. Shannon Reissman, LMT has been licensed and practicing massage therapy full-time for over 20 years and has training in multiple modalities that allow her to customize a treatment plan just for you.
- Massage Therapy
- Specializing in TMJ & Repetetive Motion Injuries
- Pre and Post Surgical Rehab Support
- Lyphatic/Decongestive Therapy
- Shiatsu Massage Therapy
- Stephens Method of Symmetry Balancing
- Crainal Structural Integration
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