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Chinese Massage

Service Description

Chinese Massage (Tui-Na) is an oriental bodywork therapy that has been used in China for 2000 years, closely related to acupuncture in its use of the meridian system, and is considered to be effective for a similar range of health problems. As a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment, Tui-Na uses the Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tui-Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of qi through the systems of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Like acupuncture, Chinese Massage is primarily focused on the Jing Luo (a meridian or channel), a network of energy pathways that link and balance the various organs. Its function is to transport Qi and blood, to regulate yin and yang, to protect against external pathogens and to link the internal organs with the exterior), and on Xue (acupoints) where qi gathers, can be easily manipulated or redirected. They are connected to different body organs through the meridians. When the jing luo are blocked, qi and blood cannot circulate, causing the person to experience physical pain that is intimately connected with all health problems.

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