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Asian Massage Therapy

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There are several forms of ancient Asian massage still being practiced in
the world today. Asian massage techniques are ancient healing rituals
developed over the centuries in India and the Far East. Thai massage,
shiatsu and asian massage are becoming more and more popular in the west
as more people become interested in pilates, yoga and other more holistic
forms of exercise and relaxation.

Thai massage actually started in India. It is a form of massage using
guided stret...


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asian massage, massage therapy, asian massage therapy, shaitsu, thai
massage, tui na


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There are several forms of ancient Asian massage still being practiced in
the world today. Asian massage techniques are ancient healing rituals
developed over the centuries in India and the Far East. Thai massage,
shiatsu and asian massage are becoming more and more popular in the west
as more people become interested in pilates, yoga and other more holistic
forms of exercise and relaxation.

Thai massage actually started in India. It is a form of massage using
guided stretching and Meridian pressure point therapy in combination with
an ancient breathing method called “Pranayama.” This technique uses
breathing techniques to relax and cleanse the body while strengthening
the nervous system. Sessions usually end with a ritualized final
relaxation that most customers find intensely restful.

Chinese acupressure or “tui na” was developed over 5000 years ago. By
applying pressure to the body at certain key points, the acupressure
therapist helps the body to activate its own self-healing abilities.
Acupressure has been used for centuries to treat back pain, headaches and
migraines, stress and anxiety. It is deeply relaxing and can have the
added benefit of assisting the patient with weight management.

Japanese Shiatsu is another type of massage developed in the Far East. It
concentrates on energy rebalance and physical well-being using the
thumbs, palms and fingers to apply pressure to certain areas of the body.
Benefits of this type of massage include rebalancing of the bone system,
enhanced circulatory function, maintaining balance of the nervous system
and greater skin and muscle flexibility.

Indonesian Javanese massage is a system of massage that uses all parts of
the hand, including the knuckles, to knead and massage the muscles.
Usually a massage oil is used to facilitate the therapy. This massage
works on the muscles and nerves to relieve tension, back pain and aid in
the healing of fractures. Of all of the Asian massages, this is the most
robust, and the massage is often painful, although greatly beneficial in
the long run.

Whatever your preferences, there are many ancient Asian massage
treatments to choose from. Explore your massage options by adding one of
these interesting and beneficial massages to your health regimen.

				
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