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Chua-Ka Massage Therapy And The Benefits It Can Provide Your Health

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The Mongolian massage known as Chua-Ka is a form of body work that most closely resembles Tui Na massage. A deep tissue massage therapy, Chua-ka is used to release trapped tension and pain in the body whilst liberating the psyche of its corresponding preoccupations and fears. Hence, this ancient form of massage is useful for the relief of both physical and psychological problems.

According to the philosophy underlying Chua-ka, all people are born supple and … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

December 26th, 2017 at 6:39 am

Gua Sha Therapy To Relieve Both Chronic And Acute Pain

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An ancient Chinese healing technique, Gua sha is used by a lot of traditional Chinese medicine therapists. It is a procedure that involves the application of massage oil or any other lubricating medium on the site(s) of treatment and the use of a smooth-edged tool to scrape the skin, usually on the back parallel to the spine or in the area of pain to relieve various types of ailments. This scraping movement produces ecchymosis (raised … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

December 12th, 2017 at 6:57 am

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Some Important Details Regarding Gua Sha Therapy

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The Chinese medicine technique known as Gua Sha is derived from two Chinese characters, ‘Gua’ which means ‘to rub or ‘scrape’, and ‘Sha’, a term used to depict a ‘petechiae’ or ‘millet-like, raised, reddish, skin rash.’ Gua Sha is a therapeutic procedure in which a petechiae is applied pressure and scraped with a handheld instrument with a curved surface, like a coin or a soup spoon.

A majority of practitioners though, use the traditional tool … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

December 12th, 2017 at 6:32 am