A Guide To Medical Massage
A Guide To Medical Massage
There are so many techniques in Chinese medical massage and all of them happen to be soothing and relaxing. This video will give you an idea of all those different massage techniques.
Chinese medical massage usually requires at least three years education to work with, assist with diagnosis and in this particular case, Chinese meds theory. It's very important to have a diagnosis so that you can apply particular techniques to work with each individual problem and illness. When you have that, you are able to treat very effectively all conditions that come to you.
So, today's guide, we're going to look at particular techniques that you can apply when working with Chinese medical massage. In Chinese medical massage, we don't work directly on the skin unless we're applying liniments or working with auxiliary therapy such as cupping or guasa. So, we usually work straight through a sheet or through clothes so it's very use-friendly.
So in this case, we're going to be working through the sheets and I'm just going to demonstrate basic techniques with Chinese medical massage. The first technique we're going to show is mofa. Mofa is a circling technique we work on the surface of the skin without really moving the surface of the skin very much.
So, it feels like a very light rubbing technique and we can work on the palm of the hands, two palms to be more vigorous. We can work with just a few fingers if we're working on light areas or just even one finger if we're stimulating particular points in acupressure. The next technique is rofa.
Rofa is where we work with circular techniques but we're working more for the surface of the skin, so it's more penetrating and more vigorous than the little weight behind the body. And again, we could use two hands. We could use the palm of the hand, we can use a few fingers and we can use one finger to stimulate particular points.
The next technique we'll show you is tui fa. Tui fa, we work with strokes across the surface of the body so we can work down the whole length of the body and it's very good from stretching and opening the large areas of the body and it's a very good introduction technique. So, the main emphasis is on the push.
So we push and then we come lightly back, we push, we come lightly back, and we could do this areas over the rib to which it does feel extremely good for people with intense stress. So, we come over the surface of the ribs and then we have na fa which is a pinching and releasing technique. So here, we're using the thumb and index finger to pinch the skin over a pair of spinal muscles and release.
This is good for dispersing, drawing up stagnations deep in the body and pulling it up to the surface to disperse it. And another techniques that's very good for dispersing is we're going to use all of our hand and it should get almost like a hollow sound and it's a very light dispersing technique and it's combined with other percussive techniques such as ji dafa which is five fingers that disperse particular points so we can use it for point stimulation or we can use it to disperse tight muscles. Then, you could also use it over the side of the hand, tow hands together, you're going to open, fists, and again, no pressure, very light relaxing technique.
We also have techniques such as gun fa which is a little more complicated, which is called rolling technique and it's a very nice technique to warm, to nourish and to move. We have jin fa which is a vibrating technique so if you want to work very deeply, particularly with adhesions in the body, we find a spot and you're just penetrating that area and vibrating which is very similar to a technique called from tui fa where again, another very good point stimulation technique and move, it is, moving back wards and forwards with the thumb. But you want to keep the index finger pointing thumb so you don't want to sprain it very easily.
Other techniques we have are plucking techniques where we pluck in across, deeply to the muscles. We also have warming techniques such as safa. We work with friction and we do with the flat of hand.
That gives you a guide to most of the technique