doesn’t just make you feel good… it makes you heal good!
There are a number of key differences between chinese massage (sometimes called oriental massage) and other massages.
Of course the best way to really understand the differences is to experience them for yourself.
- Superior results with Chinese massage
- Who should have a Chinese massage massage?
- Chinese massage for physical injuries
- Chinese massage for illness
When you have a Chinese massage at Traditional Chinese medicine Australia Clinic, your doctor will:
- Transfer chi from his or her body to yours to increase your energy levels (you will experiences a deep, penetrating feeling).
- Simulate your acupuncture meridians to regulate chi flow, boost organ function and balance yin and yang.
- Significantly raise the temperature of treated areas to increase rate of healing.
Who should have a massage?
Generally speaking, there are two situations where we will prescribe traditional chinese massage:
- When you have a physical injury
- When you have an illness
Chinese Massage for Physical Injuries
(According to traditional chinese medicine, when your nerves are ‘hungry’ you feel physical pain. Your nerves become hungry when the surrounding tissues don’t provide them with the nutrition they need – that is, when blockages stop nutrients gerting through. So to relieve your painand repair your injury, we must remove the blockages.
A refreshing approach
Now, if you’re used to having physical injuries treated by physiotherapists and the like, you may be surprised at the approach we take.
First of all we, we don’t twist, pull or stretch you to work out what’s wrong. We simply apply gentle pressure to the problem area, and quickly determine where your pain points are. You’ll know when we find them I promise!
Once we’ve confirmed your pain point we can start your massage. And from the first minute of your massage you’ll notice that what we’re doing is…
More than just rubbing your muscles!
You’ll notice how deep the massage penetrates. You’ll notice the temperature of the injured area increase (by 2-3 degrees infact). And you’ll also notice how your doctor works both directly on your injury and on areas around it (this is the meridian work I mentioned before).
In terms of treating your injury, here are some of the important effects of chinese massage:
- Removal of scar tissue
- Disperal of toxins
- Tissue regeneration (because the nutrients are flowing again)
- Pain reduction and increased mobility
If you’re anything like most of our patients, you’ll never settle for an ordinary remedial massage or sports massage.
Chinese Massage for Illness
Chinese massage, like acupuncture, is a wonderful way to remove blockages in your meridians, and therefore improve the way your organs function. In fact if you are sick, your doctor will often prescribe both massage and acupuncture because they compliment each other so well.
If youre new to Traditional Chinese Medicine and you haven’t read my page on acupuncture yet, I recommend you do so now, because it contains important information on chi, meridians and organs… information which will help you better understand what im about to say.
If your doctor is giving you a massage to treat an illness , he or she will focus on your acupuncture points . Did you know that there are over 100 acupuncture points on your back, neck and shoulders? And that these points are windows to ever major organ in your body?
So for instance just inside your shoulder blade on your shoulder blade meridian (which runs parallel to your spine), theres a point called Feishu (which simply means lung point). By applying pressure here your doctor can determine whether there is a blockage associated with your lungs.
Where a blockage occurs your doctor will work on the blocked point to get chi flowing smoothly again. And if you’ve read my acupuncture page you know that this means good health.
As well as over the more than 100 acupuncture pointes on your back there are 34 extraordinary points just next to your spine (17 on each side).
By working on these extraordinary points your doctor is delivering a boost to your whole immune system.
Gives a whole new meaning to the term back rub, doesn’t it!