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Chinese Massage Combines The TCM Techniques Of Acupressure Qi Qong, Nutrition, And Herbs

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Chinese massage has the unique ability of calming down tired nerves and relaxing a fatigued body. Moreover, this over two and a half millennia old therapy is an efficient combination of the power of acupressure and essential oils infused with healing qualities. The aim of Chinese massage in Reading is to provide deep tissue treatment and rejuvenate the body. It applies the theories of the five elements, fluid-blood-qi, and Yin and Yang all of which are deeply ingrained in Oriental medicine. It is still widely practiced and is a unique inheritor of the abundant knowledge healing practices that were handed down from generation to generation to heal the tired. Chinese massage is actually the precursor of Japanese Shiatsu, Swedish massage, and the other types of relaxing massages.

A holistic system of complete health care, Chinese massage applies the Chinese traditional medicine techniques of qigong, nutrition, and herbs. It combines herbal therapy and massage with the aim of stimulating the channels and networks of energy or qi within the body and to streamline the spiritual aspects and the wayward emotions and thoughts of a person. In Chinese medicine, Qi is known as the life force of the body and is closely related to ‘breath’. The lungs obtain qi from the air it inhales while the digestive system obtains it from water and food. The water and food is broken down and converted into qi and flows through the jing luo or meridians.

The principle behind Chinese massage is the concept of xue (hsue) and jing-Luo. According to Chinese medicine, within the human body is a structured network of meridians (jing-luo) that run across the body and meet at points called the xue which are known as acupuncture points or just acupoints. The purpose of these interlinking channels is to connect the exterior organs to the internal, normalize the yin and yang (respectively, the sedating and stimulating) forces in the body, to transport qi and blood, and to boost the immune function of the body. The cause of physical pain in the corresponding area is due to a disruption or blockage in the free flow of qi energy in the jing-Luo. The disruption can manifest in various types of symptoms which are actually the expressions of the internally standardized development of an ailment. Chinese massage works by relaxing the joints, ligaments, and soft connective tissues (which, in Chinese medicine are collectively known as the Jin) that play a role in promoting the movement of qi along the meridians.

Chinese massage pushes the proper movement of qi and blood through the channels and activates acupoints eliminating blockages in the Jing-Luo and abetting the self healing processes of the body in order to resolve any wayward irregularities. It accomplishes this by utilizing robust pushing and rubbing techniques. Methods such as the use of pressure points in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction, manual strokes, and kneading are also employed based on the needs of the patient. Apart from this regulated use of moving and deep pressure that has a profoundly penetrating effect, Chinese massage also aids in the stimulation of the stagnant acupoints and meridian channels.

The result of all these is the healing of stress and of certain disorders related to the reproductive, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. Extreme proper care should be taken for people with infections, lesions, open wounds, or fractures.

Written by Valerie

August 8th, 2017 at 12:55 am

Posted in Acupuncture