Massages have prominently gained popularity over the years, whether it is an Indian oil massage or a deep tissue massage, anyone is willing to indulge in such experiences. One type of massage that is slowly becoming famous is the Chinese Massage that involves two types known as “tui na” and “zhi ya” traditions. These massages have been in practice for more than 4,000 years. Even if they share similar techniques with Western massages, it does take an approach to medicinal Chinese. Chinese practitioners specialize in a more physical and more energetic healing modalities that will suit your needs and situation.
According to traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, the body energy must continuously flow to prevent stress and disease and over the years, these therapists have been able to develop a variety of related bodywork therapies, that include acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese massage. These traditional healers manipulate the meridian system to encourage the flow of “qi” (body energy) and blood throughout the body. The belief is that when the “qi” flows through bodies, it animates the entire world. Some practitioners balance their clients’ “qi” by clearing energy pathways from pains and diseases. Chinese massages is gradually taking over the world as most Western client enjoy the mental and physical of this practice, including stress relief and musculoskeletal realignment. Most Chinese practitioners focus on the therapeutic benefits of massage as compared to the Western model of stress relief and relaxation. Chinese massage addresses to the balance of their clients’ holistic health and not specific symptoms.
According to a study conducted in May 2013 by the American Massage Therapy Association, it is revealed that regular massage can treat many types of illnesses, including back-pain, cardiovascular problems, and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many benefits you might get from a Chinese massage as this type of massage therapy help in providing relief from sore and injured muscles. This type of massage technique helps in improving the blood flow to affected areas and facilitate healing and relief by riding muscles of lactic acid buildup. Chinese massage also promotes a calm and relaxed mood, thus helping the client to feel less tense and stressed. A massage can help both physically and psychologically.
As we already know that massage aims in promoting healing that is both physically and mentally, there are more benefits to Chinese massage:
- Reviving the energy, strength and zeal to life
- Healed lower back pain and sciatica
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Released frozen shoulders
- Relieved arthritis symptoms
- Immune increased
- Good sleep
- Healthier organ function
- Hormone release
- Enhanced respiration and circulation
- Let go of lactic acid build up
- Promotes injury and surgical recovery
If you are planning to have a Chinese massage, you need to go through both sessions of “tui na” and “zhi ya” as it lasts for more than half an hour and can take to an hour or more depending the areas to be massaged. It is better that you talk with your therapist before the session start to establish appropriate communication and trust. Therefore, it is advised to first discuss your health history and goals that are beneficial to the techniques the practitioner is going to use. Before your session starts, your therapist will allow you privacy to disrobe and drape a sheet over you. Similar to other massage therapists, Chinese therapists will encourage that talk more during your massage. It helps them in knowing if you are in pain or you are having some discomfort or help release emotions that arise during the session. With its wide range of treatments and thousands years of tradition, Chinese massage offers the benefit of improved health and an overall sense of greater well-being to many.
Phillip Massage offers a full range of Chinese massages, including cupping, back trampling and more! By taking your requirements and desired outcome into consideration, their highly experienced and friendly therapists deliver a unique massage tailored to your specific needs.