Traditional Chinese Massage Richmond
Traditional Chinese medicine massage has a long history. In ancient times, there were massage medical activities in China. At that time, when people suffered from injury and pain during labor, they instinctively massaged the sore spot with manual manipulation, and the pain would be relieved or disappeared.
Traditional Chinese medicine massage is economical and convenient, because it does not require special medical equipment, is not limited by time, place, and climate conditions, and can be practiced anytime and anywhere; it is stable and reliable, easy to learn and use, and has no side effects.
Because of these advantages, massage has become a popular health and fitness measure among the masses. For normal people, it can enhance the body’s natural resistance to disease and achieve health care effects; for patients, it can not only subside local symptoms but also accelerate the recovery of the function of the affected part, thereby receiving good therapeutic effects.
Overview of Massage Therapy
One is active massage, also known as self-massage, which is a health care method of massaging yourself. The other is passive massage, which is the medical treatment used by the doctor to master the patient, which is the massage therapy mentioned in this article. The massage techniques are not consistent, but to sum up, the commonly used techniques can be selected from the following eight types: massage, massage, push, take, knead, knead, tremble, beat, and other methods. It should be known that the above-mentioned eight methods are not simply used in isolation, but are often carried out in cooperation with each other.
Pushing hard in front is called the push method. Commonly used in clinics, there are two massage methods, one-handed or two-handed. Because push and rub cannot be separated, the push has included rub, and push rub is often used together. Like the thick muscles of the arms and legs, use more massage. The posture we are looking at is holding the arm muscles with the thumb and index finger and using the one-handed massage method in the push method.
Can the fingers be massaged? OK. However, the finger area is too small. When operating, we mostly use the left hand to hold the patient’s wrist, and the right index thumb and two fingers hold the patient’s finger for massage or only use the right thumb to massage the patient’s finger.
The massage method for children handed down from traditional Chinese medicine is actually the massage method used. There are various ways of pushing. Putting the two hands together so that the thumb is on the thumb, the index finger is on the index finger, and the two hands are pushed forward together.
The doctor sticks his hands to the patient’s skin and rubs it with slight rotating movements, which is called rubbing. The kneading method is divided into one-hand kneading and two-hand kneading. Small areas such as temples can be rubbed with fingers, and for large areas on the back, palm rubbed can be used.
There is no single-handed pressure kneading method, such as rubbing the calf, pressing the left hand on the patient’s calf, and pressing the right hand on the back of the left hand to perform one-handed pressure kneading. On the calf with thick muscles, you can use the following two-hand rubbing method. The kneading method has the functions of removing blood stasis and accumulation and reconciling blood circulation. It is very suitable for local pain points to use the kneading method.
In the right place, use your fingers to pinch the skin and muscles from the bone surface, which is called pinching. There are some similarities between the pinching method and the holding method, but the holding method requires the full strength of the hands, and the pinching method focuses on the fingers. The holding method should be heavier, and the pinching method should be lighter. Kneading is a basic technique commonly used in massage, and it is often carried out in conjunction with kneading. The pinching method actually includes the squeezing effect of the fingertips.
Due to the slight squeezing of the muscles by the pinching method, the activity of the skin and tendons can be enhanced, and blood and lymph circulation can be improved. Shallow pinching can remove wind-cold and blood stasis, and deep pinching can treat muscle and joint pain caused by wind-cold and dampness in and around tendons and joint capsules.
It is a vibrating and shaking massage technique. The movements should be quick, short, and even. It is required to vibrate about 10 times per second, that is, about 600 times a minute. The shaking method is inseparable from “moving”, so it is also called the shaking method. The thumb is placed vertically on the pain point of the patient, and the whole wrist is vigorously vibrated, which drives the thumb to produce tremor-like shaking, which is called the single-finger shaking method. Using the thumb and index finger, or index finger and middle finger, on the patient’s sore spot or brow, etc., using the wrist force to vibrate is called the two-finger vibrating method.