The main traditional Chinese massage techniques involve compression, friction, joint manipulation, swing, pinching and grasping, percussion and vibration. These techniques help in removing blockages, improve blood circulation and relieve muscular stiffness in various parts of the body.

Some of the positive side-effects of an expertly applied professional massage include:

  • Relieving body aches and pains
  • Improving flexibility
  • Repairing injured, tired or strained muscles
  • Improving skin elasticity and youthfulness
  • Promoting tissue re-generation
  • Reducing the visibility of scars and stretch marks
  • Improving circulation
  • Building the immune system
  • Relieving migraine and tension headaches
  • Aiding improved sleep and digestion
  • Decreasing depression, stress and anxiety
  • Increasing energy, positivity and general sense of well being

 

Two types of traditional Chinese massage exist - Tui na which focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle and acupressure which focuses on pinching and pressing at target points.

 

Tui Na

 

One of Tui Na's advantages over simple massage is its ability to focus on specific problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It's especially effective for joint pain (such as arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulder. It also helps chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches, and the tension associated with stress.

 

Acupressure

 

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system.

Acupuncture & Acupressure use the same pressure points and meridians, but Acupuncture employs needles, while Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure. When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body's life force energy to aid healing. Acupressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, fortify the sexual reproductive system, detoxify the body for greater health and beauty, and tone facial and back muscles.

 

Reflexology

 

A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

 

Cupping therapy

 

Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes.

Because your doctor carefully sterilises the needles using the same techniques as for surgical instruments, or uses disposable needles.

 

Ear candle

 

Great for stimulating body's engergy, the blood circulation and to free the clogged pores. Extremely effective in relieving sinusitis, sore ear, headaches, blockage in ears, waxing and for relaxation.

 

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