The chinese term for massage translates literally into English as “Press and rub,” reflecting its two main techniques: deep tissue pressure, followed by shallow surface rubbing, applied alternately. The deep pressure a massage therapist applies stimulates vital points along the meridians and dislodges toxic deposits within our tissues. The rubbing then scatters the released toxins and facilitates their drainage through the blood and lymph.

This week we shall take a look at the variety of different of traditional massage available.