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What is Chinese massage?
The Chinese Massage is a unique technique based on the theory of Chinese traditional medicine. Using hands, arms, elbows and feet, the masseuses apply pressure on the special areas or points of the person receiving the massage. The recipient remains fully clothed so that the many effective techniques may be utilized.
Chinese Massage for pain and stress relief originated from ancient China more than 3,000 years ago.
These special areas or points are well known as “Meridian” or “Acupuncture Points”. The slowing-down of energy flow causes stress or fatigue, and the blockage of energy flow will cause many kinds of pain.
Acupuncture Points are the key locations to improve energy flow, remove the blockage, and eventually relieve the pain and stress. The Chinese Massage involves several kinds of rolling, rubbing, pushing, pressing, and pointing. These actions and related energy not only work on skin level but also, more importantly, deeply penetrate into Acupuncture Points. This is the distinction between Chinese Massage and the other types of massage. In most cases the person who receives Chinese Massage can feel instant pain relief and become energetic again. Chinese Massage eliminates migraine headaches, sciatica; reduce stress, panic and insomnia. It speeds up the healing of injuries in the joints, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and it can help reduce the pain and stabilize people with long term illnesses by building up the immune systems. Acupressure works by applying pressure with a thumb or finger to a point or points that are relative to the problem. Chinese Massage incorporates both acupressure and massage techniques.
Chinese Massage has been proved to be able to significantly improve:
• Back Pain
• Neck/Shoulder Pain
• Sport Injuries
• Low Energy
• Stress Disorder
• Poor Digestion
The Benefits of Chinese Massage
Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries: Therapeutic Chinese massage techniques that include manipulation of the body's soft tissues can help relieve stiffness and pain associated with a range of soft tissue injuries including frozen shoulder, low back pain and sciatica.
Break-down of Scar Tissue: For people who have lost mobility or experience chronic stiffness or pain in muscles or joints, Chinese massage can be effective in breaking down scar tissue to ease soreness and increase range of motion.
Circulatory Problems: The main function of Chinese massage is to redirect the flow of Qi, which is responsible for circulatory health, throughout the body. By using different hand techniques and manipulating specific pressure points, the circulatory system is stimulated and re-energized.
Improved Emotional Health: On a physical level, Chinese massage can be very relaxing. It relieves stress and tension and improves feelings of well-being. Chinese massage practitioners believe, however, that blockages to the flow of Qi through the body can disrupt the mental state, leading to anxiety and depression. Chinese massage works to realign the Qi and also to remove layers of emotional stress that can build up over time.
Increased Energy: By realigning the flow of Qi in the body, Chinese massage claims to stimulate energy in the body and increase energy levels. Its stress-relieving benefits can also lead to improved sleep and a feeling of overall well-being.
Benefits of Acupressure massage therapy: