This type of asian massage is basically an alternative form of therapy which constitutes the application of manual pressure on certain selected points of the body to provide relief from stress and pain. The Shiatsu technique, which means finger pressure if translated literally, makes use of knees, elbows, fingers, and thumbs to focus pressure on given energy pathways of the human body termed meridians. This form of asian massage is also referred to as acupressure and is effective in bettering the blood circulation in the body system. In addition, this also works in improvement of the working of the lymphatic system of the human body. This manner of treatment comes from Japan and has been in practice for a long time and now is in Miami.
This therapy is also termed Tui-Na or Tuina massage. This format of asian massage is hinged upon the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. The therapist works along the meridians or the energy channels of the human body and taps into certain energy nodes. This is done via the means of joint rotations and stretches in a bid to balance out the vital energy reserves in the body. The name Tuina is a merging of tui (meaning “to push”) and na (which means to grab or squeeze). Each session of this therapy can last for as long as thirty minutes to one hour and requires a massage table. The basic ethos behind this therapy is relaxation as well as invigoration. Some of the moves made during the course of this type of asian massage are similar to those used during the course of a Swedish massage. These include rolling, pulling, rocking, kneading, and gliding.
This type of asian massage therapy is said to have been invented in Thailand by Buddhist monks a good 2,500 years ago. It makes use of very gently applied pressure, and passive stretching, along with certain given energy lines of the body. The aim of this exercise is to make the body more flexible, provide relaxation from joint and muscular tension, and also to balance out the various energy systems. A point to be noted about this asian massage is that many of the moves utilized in this form of massages are very different from the usual and a cut away from the norm of most other formats of massaging. Thai massages work with the use of compression techniques and are done on a futon or a mat placed on the floor. The client is made to wear loose or stretched-out clothing, pretty much like what one would wear for practicing yogic asanas and kriyas.
This format of massage is practiced in Traditional Tibetan Medicine. It is a very soothing kind of asian massage technique which has been in practice for several centuries now. Kunye, which is a combination of “ku” (meaning oil) and “nye” (which means doing a massage). The entire procedure of Kunye massage involves three steps. The first is application of oil, the next is massaging it in, and the third is wiping off the excess oil from the body. The oil is applied to the body in ample quantities. In most events, heavy, sweet oils such as clarified butter or olive oil are used for this process. If one goes strictly as per tradition, female yak butter is the best remedy for this therapy. Oils infused with herbs can also be made use of for Kunye massage. A set of massage strokes and techniques are used for the actual massaging. The start-up action is a bit gentle and soft. The tempo builds up a little later and the movements become brisk and firm.
This is a form of asian foot massage which has come from the ramparts of China and is now common in Miami. It is an ancient technique massage form which is originally from the Egyptians. The basis of this massage stems in the fact that energy runs throughout the human body via channels called meridians. Massaging the feet of the person essentially invigorates these media and results in relaxation and healing. Each part of the foot connects with a given sphere of the human body and massaging this particular foot area would heal and relax the body part associated with it. Thus, in effect, massaging just the foot actually means massaging the entire body. The nuances of reflexology incorporate thumb or finger walking. This means that the therapist takes the thumb or the finger over the various areas of the foot in a bid to massage it.
This type of massage is also called Abhyanga. It provides a number of benefits to the immunity system, skin, body, and mind of the human body. In Miami the massage makes use of a large quantity of oil and a very different technique which helps in body relaxation. Abhyanga involves massaging in the direction of the movement of the blood in the arteries. Practically speaking, this means massaging in the same direction in which the body hair grow. This asian massage is done by using ghee, herbal pastes, herbal powder, or any other oil as well. Other than relaxing the body, it is also good for providing relief from certain body aches and pains, fatigue and stiffness or soreness in the body parts.