Monday, 9 June 2008

Asian relaxation therapies, are they any good?

Asian relaxation therapies consist of therapies that originate from Asia and countries within that area, the Asian relaxation therapies that I am going to talk about are commonly used Asian relaxation therapies.
Firstly Shiatsu, this is a truly relaxing and therapeutic treatment, a practitioner will work with you to meet your needs.
Common conditions that Shiatsu can help are:
Back pain
Asthmatic symptoms
Digestive problems
Headaches, migraines
When receiving shiatsu treatment it is best to wear loose clothing and not to eat heavily before treatment, after treatment drinking water is beneficial as well as avoiding stressful encounters.
Shiatsu is a very hands on treatment a practitioner will apply pressure to meridians with their hands and gently hold areas of your body for treatment, this will help the flow of energy in your body. If needed they could use methods of rotating and stretching your joints this will relive tension and stiffness in the body. Shiatsu is a commonly used treatment and is gaining more and more popularity in the west.
The second Asian relaxation therapy I wanted to talk about is Tuina.
Tuina is one of the oldest massage therapies known in the world, originated in china around 15000 years ago. Tuina treatment is undertaken after a patient tells the therapist certain facts about their health and conditions they may have. Tuina seems a bit like shiatsu, Tuina works on the principles of Qi, Qi affects your body and flow of it should not be blocked if you want to live a healthy life.
According o the Chinese there are 12 paired meridians, a member of each pair on the right and left of the body, and to in the trunk and head area, the Qi needs to flow fluidly through here for a person to be balanced and healthy.
Tuina has been known to help in the treatment of back pain, neck shoulder and elbow injuries; it helps skeletal injuries very well. It is also helpful to non skeletal conditions so it has been useful in treating constipation, migraines and headaches as well
It is a vigorous massage, all techniques have a lot of movement and pressure on the body. After the first treatment people feel pretty sore, but after the second and third people tend to find it relieving and extremely beneficial and relaxing so people keep going back.
It depends on the individual some people feel super relaxed after treatment and some energized.
Those are two Asian relaxation therapies that can be beneficial towards many conditions and if you are simply looking for a deep relaxing treatment.

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