The Chinese massage techniques are about 5,000 years old. While Americans and other Westerners consider the massage as a way to relax and reduce pain and muscle tension, Chinese traditional medicine considers it as a powerful medical technique that is not only able to treat muscle problems, but also in the whole body – including internal organs. If you decide to choose a Chinese style of massage, you can choose any of these.
The Chinese Zhi Ya massage is based on acupressure. It stimulates certain points of the body to cause nerve reactions that end up relieving body and mind of stress, strain and tension. It boosts the body’s immunity and brings internal peace. It is based on the acupuncture points and by pressing these points, according to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulates blood flow, the flow of the Chi energy and allows the body to heal itself.
Tui Na is a sophisticated medical massage used to treat injuries, joint and muscle problems and internal disorders. It takes into account the flow of Chi energy through the body and uses the acupuncture points. It also uses hand techniques to massage the tendons and muscles in the body, and uses manipulative and acupressure techniques to help the Chi energy to flow.
Bahuoguan is also known as cupping. Massage therapists use “Guan” cup shaped to perform a kind of massage on the body. First, the massage therapist burns cotton inside the cup to create a vacuum inside of the circular glass cup that is then attached to the skin. The vacuum causes the skin to be sucked up into the cup, along with all the toxins and bad chi in your body.
This stimulates the pressure below the cup and brings blood to the area. Potential locations for bahuoguan include shoulders, hips, abdomen, waist and neck. Traditional Chinese medicine says it can reduce pain and help with colds, diarrhea, bronchitis, hypertension and other diseases.