Balance is something we all work to achieve in our lives. However, it can be difficult to find a sense of stability or inner peace when faced with the stresses of daily life. Julia Jin, owner of Tai Chi Wellness Spa Plus, understands the connection between a relaxed mind and a rejuvenated body and has been helping her clients across the city of San Antonio achieve overall wellness for years.
The ancient practice of Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that can be used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Julia Jin__ the General Manager of Taichi Wellness Spa___Jin herself is a faithful devotee of Tai Chi and the services at her spa are designed to help you achieve the same goal as the exercise itself – focus, clarity and inner peace.
TaiChi now has six locations across the city. All treatments and services at Tai Chi Wellness are practiced by licensed professionals held to the standards of the American Massage Therapy Association and Texas Department of State Health Services. Acupressure, Reflexology, Aroma Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Facials, Hand and Feet Services, Chinese Herbal Treatments and more are available at all Tai Chi Wellness locations.
The professionals at Tai Chi Wellness specialize in Eastern Style Massage, also known as Acupressure, which focuses on healing through energy flow, balance, and returning the body to a balanced system. Acupressure is a therapy developed thousands of years ago as an important aspect of Chinese medicine using precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. During your session, your acupressurists will concentrate on acu-points, or pressure points, that lie along meridians, or channels in your body. This is not a your traditional massage!
“I always tell my clients, ‘No Pain, No Gain,’” explained Jin. “By focusing on the acu-points, we can find where your problem areas are and bring circulation and fresh blood flow back to that area. Just like in life, it takes work to solve a problem. After the work is done, the relaxation follows.”
Pat Lanier, a Tai Chi Wellness client, sought out the spa’s services for swelling in her leg after a bad automobile accident. After her insurance covered what it could, she still needed help.
“I saw a Tai Chi Wellness Spa location near my house and stopped in,” Lanier explained. “I’m so glad I did! They have helped my healing process with acupuncture, cupping, and reflexology which helped break up the scar tissue and work the lymphatic tissue. My color has come back and the swelling has come down. The staff is so wonderful and knowledgeable. It has given me a great attitude and reenergized me!”
Reflexology is another very popular service at Tai Chi Wellness targeting the critical points in the feet which are responsible for the overall health of the body. Pressure is applied in a circular motion and helps balance in emotions, relieving stress, and help lower blood pressure. A treatment coined Happy Feet exclusively at Tai Chi combines reflexology with a refreshing treatment that enhances circulation and enlivens tired, aching feet through the use of warm, aromatic foot compresses, oil and herbal salt exfoliation, a foot mask infused with peppermint, lemon and cypress.
“Our feet are our second heart, our second engine,” explained Jin. “Just like a machine, if our first engine is working properly but our second engine isn’t, we can’t achieve balance in our body. The feet are the base of the whole body. They have a lot to carry. We have to take care of them. Happy feet, happy life!”
Shelia Fleming, a Tai Chi Wellness client, suffers from Plantar Fasciitis and has seen a world of difference from reflexology treatments.
“Plantar Fasciitis causes my feet to be super tight with unbearable pain at the bottom of the heel and Tai Chi Wellness has helped me tremendously. I refer a lot of people to them.”
It’s hard to disagree with that way of thinking as you sink into one of Tai Chi Wellness’ luxurious massage chairs with a heated cushion for a tired neck and sore shoulders. Happy Feet, VERY Happy Life!
Tai Chi Wellness also offers unique Chinese style tea bag and herbal steam baths and scrubs.
“My personal love is the combination of an herbal scrub and acupressure at least once a month,” added Jin. “I think it’s important to take time for you. We all lead busy lifestyles and if we don’t stop to take the time to put a little money in the healthy bank, we can’t be our best self.”
Acupressure facials can also help rejuvenate your skin, bringing back your natural glow and erasing the side effects of a hectic, sleep-deprived lifestyle. The Tai Chi Wellness Spa Facial Package incorporates a thorough cleanse, deep pore lifting Enzyme mask, relaxing face massage, and lip smoothing and eye renewal treatment masks.
“As we age or deal with stress in our lives, it’s reflected in our skin,” explained Jin. “It loses its shine, becomes dark and hollow. Our facials are more than just the use of expensive product. The acupressure targets pressure points, waking the body up in certain areas helping you to relax and feel and look refreshed.”
After every treatment at Tai Chi Wellness, you are always invited to relax in the lounge to enjoy Chinese herbal tea or another warm beverage to complete your wellness experience. The warmth of the tea helps encourage the continuation of the new circulation your body is experiencing while depleting toxins.
Tai Chi Wellness also offers acupuncture services by appointment, waxing, wellness body wraps, and more. Their foundation in eastern medicine ensures that every service is designed to bring balance back to the body, leading to relaxation and wellness.
“I’ve been a client for over three years,” explained Eileen Campbell, a Tai Chi Wellness enthusiast. “The high quality of service and vast knowledge of the professionals ensure that you are taken care of – body, mind an spirit.”
If you’re ready to make a lifestyle change or just want to experience a little pampering, the professionals at Tai Chi Wellness Spa Plus will sweep you of your feet, soothe away the cares of the world, and relive, rejuvenate and relax!