What is a Chinese Massage?

Chinese Massage

DEFINITION – What does Chinese Massage mean?

Chinese massage includes massage techniques originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There are two different types of traditional Chinese massage, including the Tui na” and the “Zhi Ya.”

BREAKING DOWN – Chinese Massage

Generally, a Chinese massage lasts about 30 minutes and is expected to leave you feeling stronger. Chinese massage is further rooted deep in Ancient Chinese culture. Massage in China goes as far back as 4000 years ago. Massage and acupuncture developed around the same timeline.  

 A Chinese massage is not typical to your traditional therapeutic massage, as it involves more pulling, twisting, turning, and kneading techniques which are thought to help restore energy and harmony within the body. 

 The focus is on the energy points of the body. The idea is to guide the ‘qi,’ energy or blood in the body, into a more balanced state. In turn, this protects a person from various ailments and diseases.  

 The two types of Chinese massage are further fairly different. “Tui na” consists of kneading, stretching, and pushing of the muscles. Meanwhile, “Zhi Ya” entails pressing on acupressure points. The goal? To balance the yin and the yang throughout the body. 

 Further, Chinese massage comes with a variety of benefits. It helps injuries heal faster. It stimulates blood movement and the nervous system. It helps remove and eliminate scar tissue throughout the body. It can decrease stress, alleviating any emotional distress. It further may help those that suffer from chronic pain conditions or disorders. Interestingly, research has also shown it helps improve balance, which goes hand-in-hand with the energy restoration that is thought to occur via these techniques.  

 Chinese massage is also often used in combination with acupuncture. Those that practice Traditional Chinese Medicine believe an even greater effect can be achieved when these two techniques are both used. 

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