Oriental Healing Massage works not only for relaxation, but utilizing various methods, it also improves health and cures ailments. It’s hard to tell you clearly in one word. I have to chase back to thousands of years ago. The Chinese Taoists invented a complete healing system for health. They included the following medical items; Taoist medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, Tuina, Taiji, Qigong as well as the spiritual elements of Fengshui, etc. There are a lot of Taoist texts pointing to the Taoism. I'll quote only a fragment of the Taoist healing way. The patients were treated with medication and meditation. As the time went on and with the efficacy of massage treatment for a variety of illnesses and ailments confirmed, this medical science has evolved and become commonly practiced all over Asia. Of these, acupressure and Tuina play the main role of oriental healing massage techniques, and it has more powerful effect when combined with Qigong treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine continues to use the Taoist Medicine techniques. It takes advanced utilities of the nature. When combined with a variety of herbs the patients can be cured. Whatever the Taoist medicine, or Taoist massage or Taoist Qigong, they basically search to balance the energy (Qi) flow to every system of the physical body and keep circulation flowing smoothly.
Today’s oriental massage includes Taoist acupressure and Tuina. Much research has been done to identify acu-points and channels. During oriental massage, special attention is paid to the acu-points and channels. It is said that proper use of acu-ponts and channels “Gives twice the result with half the effort.” During my training, we spent much time practicing on searching points and channels according to the various symptoms and developed the oriental massage on the basic of mastering Physiology, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pathology and etc. Various conditions can be treated appropriately and rationally.
Tuina and Qigong help finish a perfect massage. For Tuina, you can learn from school and practice on sites, but for Qigong, it is not one day’s effort. I started it at age of five together with Gongfu, and have practiced all my life. In ancient China, and even now, Tuina is mastered often by the people who exercise Gongfu.
Taoist Qigong looks peaceful but has powerful utilities. Taiji belongs to one of Taoist Qigong. Its movements are very slow and gentle. You can’t see its power but you can feel its strength. During Taoist meditations Qigong runs all your way to open and activate the different energy centers and meridians of the body.
Massage and Medical QiGong can be done together in one treatment, or at times only one may be used depending on your personal situation and preference. Regularly, after one hour massage the practitioner feels sweaty and even fatigued, but for a Qigong master, he still looks peaceful and the patient feels no more pain. That is a supernatural power. Thus we continue to utilize the ancient massage techniques to benefit our people.