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Firelight Healing Arts

Alternative Medicine and Massage in Richmond VA
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Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Treats Chronic Back Pain
Helps Lower High Blood Pressure
Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Muscle Tension
Breaks Up Scar Tissue
Improves Athletic Recovery and Performance
Reduces Arthritis Symptoms

Techniques of Deep Tissue Massage

If you’ve ever received a Swedish ma...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Deep Tissue Massage

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or illness or an athlete with a high demand placed on your body, deep tissue massage likely has some benefits to offer you. Massage has been used for thousands of years throughout the world to lower both physical and psychological stre...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Thai Herbal Compress Massage

The healing practice of Thai herbal compress therapy dates back nearly 5,000 years, to an era when the knowledge of plants- including their effects through ingestion or application on the body- were painstakingly researched and passed down from one generation to the ...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018


Cannabis: the plant that keeps on giving. Its uses are incredible and can be traced back thousands of years. There are various species of cannabis, and cannabidiol (CBD), also known as hemp oil, is one that has been gaining a ton of popularity.

People are still cautious of...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018

CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors within the central nervous system. The human body contains an endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a host of homeostatic and physiologic functions, including modulation of pain and inflammation. This system consists of at least two receptor...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2018

How does Thai Foot Massage work?

Thai foot massage is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area. Foot reflexology massage uses hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, a...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2018

What is Thai Foot Massage?

Thai foot massage (Nuad Pan Boran) is an ancient holistic healing technique that provides relaxation, balance, and healthy circulation. It fosters general good health and mental serenity.
Thai foot massage provides relief from symptoms of stress, back and other chroni...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2018

How does Scraping work?

Studies have shown that scraping produces a 400% increase in superficial blood circulation that took 2 days to fully return to normal. In an area that is blocked, numb, or depleted, scraping will bring an immediate flush of circulation, removing waste and delivering nutr...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2018

What is Scraping?

Scraping (Khoodt in traditional Thai medicine, Gua Sha in traditional Chinese medicine) is an alternative therapy that involves lightly scraping your skin with a smooth-edged massage tool.

Benefits of Scraping:

Reduces inflammation
Relaxes bound muscles
Releases adhesions

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Massage and Thai Folk Medicine

  • New Client Introductory Massage Session

    Get a reduced price session when you come in for the first time! Your intake form will be emailed to you to fill out in advance of your appointment. We will discuss your health history and any questions or concerns you may have, then have a 60 minute massage session.
  • Deep Tissue Massage

    Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.
  • CBD Oil Massage

    One of the most celebrated health benefits of CBD oil is its analgesic (pain relieving) effects. It’s thought that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and immune system to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. CBD offers effective pain relief without inducing adverse side effects in patients- no THC means no "high," and unlike its' cousin marijuana, it is legal in Virginia!
  • Thai Massage

    Thai massage uses ancient stretching and massage techniques to leave you feeling free and relaxed. Please wear comfortable clothes- something appropriate for a yoga class is perfect.
  • Thai Herbal Compress Massage

    Custom-blended, steamed bundles of herbs are used to massage achy muscles and joints, and the herbal steam penetrates deeply into the body to deliver lasting relaxation. Take your compresses with you to freeze and reuse!
  • Cupping

    Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the skin with flexible silicone cups in order to dispel stagnant blood and lymph, and improve the flow of fluids in the body. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Fire Cupping

    Fire cupping is a method of creating a vacuum with a small flame in a glass cup, which is then applied to the body in order to to dispel stagnant blood and lymph and improve the flow of fluids. Fire cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions. The flame never touches the skin! It is only used to create the vacuum.
  • Scraping (Gua Sha)

    Scraping, or Gua sha, is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light 'bruising.' Gua sha releases stagnant energy and stimulates blood flow.
  • Reiki

    Reiki uses a technique commonly called palm or hands on healing. Through the use of this technique, practitioners transfer universal energy in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.


6 months ago
Ann is INCREDIBLE. Hands down the best massage experience I have ever had. I enjoyed the atmosphere and appreciated Ann's knowledge and experience. Ann has helped me to listen to my body more and to ultimately (work on) reversing the day-to-day damage done to my body from the working on a computer all day - everyday. I look forward to building a long lasting relationship with Firelight Healing Arts for my physical and mental health.
- Crystal J
8 months ago
As a soccer player, golfer, and hard working class individual, I have a major need for quality massage therapy. Deep tissue, basic stretch/loosening, Thai/herbal, the list goes on. What Ann is doing at Firelight Healing Arts is top notch and I’ve never left her care in anything but better condition than I arrived. Give her a try!
- Jordan W
8 months ago
Ann is a phenomenal massage therapist. She has amazing intuition about what techniques to use, gives fantastically deep pressure when asked and incorporates multiple modalities and techniques into every massage. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
- Abigail L

Deep Tissue and Thai Massage

Blending Deep Tissue and Thai massage, Cupping, Scraping, Herbal Bodywork, Reiki, and Aromatherapy for an integrative approach to healing. Book now!

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907 Westwood Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM