The concepts behind a Chinese massage are thousands of years old, and have to do with the Yin and Yang meridians and the philosophy of qi. The goal of a Chinese massage, as well as other body fluids, is to balance them and improve your overall health. Huangdi Neijing, a 2,000-year-old philosophical and medical text, recommends that people have foot massages every day to help them relax and get better sleep.
Tuina is the most common type, which combines acupressure, aromatherapy and rubbing techniques. The session can last up to two hours and Chinese often visit massage parlors late at nights for sensual purposes. This massage is not recommended for women. However, Chinese businessmen will often visit massage parlors to have a session in the early morning hours.
Chinese believe that acupuncture, massage, and acupuncture can work together to heal the whole body. The Chinese way is deeply connected to the practice of Chinese massage and acupuncture. The acupuncture needles, or meridian points, stimulate the body’s natural energy and promote healing. They work by stimulating specific points of the body. This can help alleviate symptoms of various diseases like headaches, asthma, fatigue, and other ailments. Acupuncture encourages the flow qi, which is the life force that drives everything in the universe.
During a lumbar structural correction massage, the patient will be asked to lie on their back with their affected side up, one leg naturally extended and the other leg flexed. They will lie on the massage table, with one leg slightly flexed and the other leg naturally extended. The therapist will be facing the patient and will place both elbows in their anterior-lateral shoulder.