Dien Chan facial reflexology with Alex
15th - 28th February 2019Dien Chan is a Vietnamese system of facial reflexology. Based on a recognition that the face is deeply connected to many aspects of our health, Dien Chan specializes in mapping out these connections and harnessing them for healing and rejuvenation.
Dien Chan is unique in that it has identified over 300 individual points on the face, all with specific actions on different aspects of the body and mind. Much of the physical, mental, and emotional stress that we carry, which negatively impacts all aspects of our health, is held in our face and our expression. Dien Chan treatments use advanced massage techniques to release this tension and stress from the head, neck and face, which then creates a positive cascade effect throughout the body. A number of massage tools have been specially designed to aid in this process.
Treatments are tailored to the individual, and can either be used for general well-being and relaxation, or for addressing health imbalances. Dien Chan works on many layers- it has a soothing and balancing effect on the nervous system, it helps harmonize the hormonal system, reduces inflammation, boosts immunity and detox, and also can affect and release mental-emotional patterns. As such, treatments can benefit and assist in healing many illnesses, especially with people coping with stress and fatigue, sleeping issues, blood pressure imbalance, headaches and pain, poor digestion or hormonal imbalances. It also greatly boosts circulation to all the tissues of the face, which promotes a healthy, glowing complexion and so could be thought of as a natural facelift.
Originally trained in acupuncture and tui-na massage in England, Alex undertook clinical internships in acupuncture and acupressure at the Institute of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City. It was here that he discovered the power of Dien Chan Facial Reflexology and endeavored to study there over many years with a number of Dien Chan clinicians. He has also had the blessing of learning directly from some of the world’s top qigong, taichi, meditation and healing masters. Alex is based in London, where he keeps a busy private practice, and specializes in the field of stress and trauma resolution. He regularly visits Vietnam and Hong Kong, both to work and continue training with his teachers. Alex brings experience from many fields into his treatments, and is passionate about helping people towards optimum health and happiness.