Rob Zukowski is a New York State LMT, certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a Certified Medical Massage Therapist and holds a degree in Occupational Studies, with a focus on massage therapy, from the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He has advanced training in sports massage, various relaxation therapies, and training in multi-therapeutic approaches to massage for oncology.

In addition to private practice, his experience includes being a massage therapist, lead therapist and member relationships manager in assorted fitness centers, spas, clinics and holistic healing settings and working in corporate wellness environments. Rob also works as a client services manager at a healing center, authors his own column on the subject of complementary and alternative medicine in a national HIV/AIDS magazine, works in student outreach and lectures on therapeutic massage for various pathologies.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Meridians of Health

In the September issue A&U Magazine, my column, The Whole Perspective, focuses on an introduction to acupuncture. 

Acupuncture is an Eastern healing modality that is said to have originated some 2,500 years ago. It falls under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While it originated in China, it is now widely practiced in the West. Very simply put, acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into the skin, or pricking the skin or tissues with needles, to alleviate pain or to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. But how does it work and why do people living with HIV sometimes look to acupuncture as a complementary therapy? The short answer is a small word with a vast meaning: qi. Continue reading....