Chinese Massage in Arlington, Arizona
Chinese culture has a long tradition of using massage for health benefits. There are many types of traditional Chinese Massage. Tui Na stretches and kneads the muscles and tendons in an effort to positively affect the flow of Qi (Chi) and optimize the body’s energy flow. The Zhi Ya style of Chinese Massage uses a pinching and acupressure style of touch, also aimed at a more harmonious flow of Chi. Gua Sha is a type of Chinese Massage traditionally used to cure colds, flu, asthma, bronchitis, fever and other ailments. It uses a wooden or bone device to scrape the skin. In fact, the word Gua means “to scrape” and Sha means “red skin”.
Perhaps the most well known of Chinese Massage types is Qigong (Chi-gong). Since all Chinese Massage is primarily concerned with optimizing the flow of Qi (life energy) within the body, there is some overlap in the types of Chinese Massage. A trained practitioner of Chinese Massage types will be able to explain what method is best suited for you.