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Traditional Chinese Massage Therapies For Health and Wellness


Traditional Chinese Massage is practiced for over 2,000 years already. Tui Na is one of the most common forms of Chinese massage now. It involves slow deep massage strokes applied all over the body, particularly the back, with several sets. It also involves several breathing exercises in addition to the typical rubbing of the skin.

When I was a child, my Grandma used to perform Tui Na to my spine when I got hurt. I didn't know why then and I don't understand it now. But what I do know is that, as a child, she could tell if I needed a tiny bit of help. She would put her hands right behind my neck and softly squeeze hard on my shoulder and left shoulder while talking in Chinese, so that I knew what she meant. She must have known something I did not even know then.

Other traditional Chinese massages I have observed include Shiatsu, Western medicine, acupuncture and Thai massage. I can say that all these techniques are used together to help treat a client's ailment. But there's a significant difference between Traditional Chinese massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In order for us to differentiate the difference we need to understand how Chinese masseuses and doctors distinguish between these three main forms.

Browse this site First we need to know the differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Traditional Chinese Massage (TCM). Both are based on the belief that there is a distinction between the Qi or energy and the bloodstream. The basis of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese massage is the idea that there are different forces or sources of energy that flow throughout the body. These are called yin and yang. When the balance of these energies is disrupted, illness occurs.

Now let us look at the differences in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Massage. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the method is to deal with the client's physical body and to remove any blockages of Qi that are thought to be responsible for any disease. Chinese massages concentrate on releasing the stress and tension in the muscles. They also concentrate on using the soft, gentle and repetitive kneading techniques to release the knots or"juries" in the muscles. The goal is to restore the person to his or her proper health.

In some areas of China where Traditional Chinese massage is more popular the therapist may use oils, herbs and ointments on the client's skin in combination with the kneading of the masseuse's hands. Massages are generally performed by male masseuses and in brothels where women can also be treated. This may mean some people don't like this style of massaging but there are many clients who are prepared to try it. Additionally, this type of massaging is somewhat taboo in certain regions of China and so some people may not get a chance to experience it. However, if you're interested in the traditional Chinese massage experience then look to areas like Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan or even Macau.

In traditional Chinese medicine the technique of relaxing and manipulating certain meridian points along the body is known as cupping. This method can be found in several forms including acupuncture and acupressure. There are numerous books written about the many benefits to the body of getting it done. To help circulate the blood flow into the area, a therapist may use a stick known as"cupping stick" or"hot stone".

I have observed a trend growing in the west for people to provide Chinese herbal remedies and other alternative treatments at their wellness clinics. If you are interested in using a Chinese herbal remedy or other type of standard massages performed then be sure to do your homework before you go. Many massages aren't going to be safe for people wit

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