Benefit of Chinese Massage
The newest cure-all may be an ancient one: simple touch. Chinese people have been using massage for all kinds of medical conditions for centuries. Chinese massage is becoming popular in the West as means of treating a wide range of health and mental disorders. To perform Chinese massage, the practitioner uses a variety of hand techniques to manipulate the soft tissue of the body. It also employs acupressure to redirect the flow of Qi, or energy, in the body and manual skeletal manipulation techniques to realign the bones and muscles in the body for optimal alignment. Combined with aromatherapy, herbal ball, hot stone, and other accessories, Chinese massage help people with a wide range of health conditions and achieve overall health maintenance and well-being.
Blood Pressure Benefits
Chinese massage reduces hypertension. A study in the effects of myofascial trigger-point massage therapy for people with hypertension showed that significant decreases in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure resulted following massage. The study, conducted by Delaney, J.P., Leong, K.S., Watkins, A., and Brodie, D. in 2002 at the Wirral Metropolitan College Department of Medicine in Liverpool, United Kingdom, also reported that patients experienced decreases in muscular tension and heart rate as a result of massage therapy.
De-stress and Improve Emotional Health
On a physical level, Chinese massage can be very relaxing. It relieves stress and tension as well as improves feelings of well-being. Chinese massage practitioners believe, however, that blockages to the flow of Qi through the body can disrupt the mental state, leading to anxiety and depression. Chinese massage works to realign the Qi and also to remove layers of emotional stress that can build up over time.
The main function of Chinese massage is to redirect the flow of Qi, which is responsible for circulatory health, throughout the body. By using different hand techniques and manipulating specific pressure points, the circulatory system is stimulated and re-energized.
By realigning the flow of Qi in the body, Chinese massage is believed to be able to stimulate energy in the body and increase energy levels. Its stress-relieving benefits can also lead to improved sleep and a feeling of overall well-being。
Chinese massage may boost immunity. Several studies have measured the stress hormone called cortisol in subjects' saliva before and after massage sessions, and found dramatic decreases. Cortisol, which is produced when you are stressed, kills cells important for immunity. Therefore, when a massage reduces your stress levels and hence the cortisol in your body, it may help you avoid getting a cold or another illness while under stress.