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Chua Ka Self Massage To Heal Deep-Seated Tension And Stress In The Mind And Body

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Do it yourself massage, a splendid way to feel good without having to pay for a massage! Sure, it’s not exactly the same and it may not even feel as good. But, it sure does benefit your whole being and gives you the power to heal yourself.

The value of self-massage was acknowledged by the ancient Mongolian warriors who, before setting off to battle, gave themselves a form of deep tissue massage called Chua Ka. According to them, life experiences generate a web of muscle pain and tension that are recollected as fears in the body. For them, life itself is so arduous that it forces the body to retain fears, injuries, and stresses learned from those trauma and wounds within muscular tissue. Because it is important for them to fight or go into battle without fear, they believed that deep massage was a good way to liberate those deeply rooted fears within their body and psyche.

The healing power of Chua Ka allows for the release of both mental tension and physical tension in a person. During the peak of Mongolian empire, which was by far even more vast than the empire of Alexander the Great, warriors would utilize stones and sticks to burrow slowly deep into the body. They did this because they believed that it brings the mind and body into a condition of intensified awareness and sensitivity and it provides them with additional benefits that can be crucial for victory when heading off to battle.

There is a lot to say about the benefits of massaging yourself. You don’t need to know how the Mongolians were able to discover and develop Chua Ka and how they came to the realization that massage can help prepare them for war in order to gain the benefits of self-massage. In our modern age, people get massage for various reasons. Numerous studies have revealed that massage definitely helps detoxify the body, increases circulation, allays stress, promotes relaxation, produces long-term health benefits, and last but not least, is easily accessible and very affordable, more so if you do it on yourself.

For the incredibly successful and strong ancient Mongolian warriors, stones and sticks were perfect tools that honed and turned their bodies into efficient killing machines. Today, very few people realize that there are a few common household items that may be used to relieve mental and muscular tension.

If you have ache or pain in your forearm due to typing too much, you may utilize the ends of a rolling pin or even a drum stick in order to apply pressure to relieve the part of the body where discomfort or pain is felt.

Speaking of rolling pins, you can read a helpful article in the Elephant Journal that explains how rolling a foam pillow over your body can help alleviate over-used and sore muscles.

Are you experiencing knots or pain in your back? Relieve it by simply lying on the floor and placing a tennis ball along the problematic part of your spine. To either lessen or add pressure on your back to relieve muscle ache or pain within minutes, you can simply use your own body weight and slowly move your body.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention yoga when writing about self-massage. The reason yoga is one of the most practiced activity in the world is because it is one of the best forms of self-massage ever.

The warriors of ancient Mongolia knew that the mind and body were closely connected and it was necessary to take care of the body not just for mental health but also for their very own survival. The warriors of today realize that self-massage is a great way to take care of the body, which can help them flourish in other areas of their lives.

 

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Written by Valerie

January 9th, 2018 at 5:33 pm

Posted in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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