4 Benefits of Asian Massage Therapy

Asian massage can help enhance your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, improving your quality of life. At Garden Retreat Spa, we combine different massage techniques, such as stretching and acupressure, for optimal relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are some benefits of Asian massage therapy:

1. Balanced Energy 

Asian massage techniques are rooted in the belief that energy imbalances in the body are responsible for poor health. Balancing the body’s qi or chi can improve physical, emotional, and mental health. Our massage therapists help balance the body’s energy by applying pressure on acupressure points like Feng Chi, Zu San Li, and Tai Xi.

The Feng Chi point is located at the base of the skull. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this point can help eliminate the Wind pathogen. The Wind pathogen is responsible for illnesses that affect the upper body, like colds. The Zu San Li point is located near the knee. Applying pressure on this point can promote self-healing and alleviate the body of illnesses like the flu. The Tai Xi point is located between the Achilles tendon and the small bone on the inner side of the ankle. Massaging this point is believed to regulate internal organs.

2. Pain Management 

Muscle pain often results from constricted nerves. Nerves can constrict when muscle tissues contract and spasm. Pain and constricted nerves can also result from energy imbalances, which prevent the body from operating as it should. Asian massage therapy can help reduce acute and chronic pain resulting from both causes. Our masseuses apply pressure to targeted pain points during the massage, like gallbladder 21, large intestine 10, and pericardium 6. Targeting these points helps mobilize your chi, reducing pain. It also relieves muscle pressure and nerve compression.

Gallbladder 21 is located between the shoulders and the top of the neck. Pressing on this point can relieve headaches and shoulder pain. Large intestine 10 is located on the front part of the elbow. Massaging this area can help manage shoulder pain. Pericardium 6 is a point on the inner part of the wrist, and pressing in this area can reduce headaches. While you’ll likely feel relief from discomfort after your first Asian massage session, you need several sessions to enjoy lasting benefits. Your masseuse will recommend the number of treatment sessions after assessing the severity of your pain. 

3. Stress Relief 

Our massage experts can help induce deep relaxation through rhythmic movements. We focus the rhythmic movements on energy pathways like the heart and gallbladder meridians. Performing rhythmic movements on these meridians can quiet the mind, easing away stress. The heart meridian, or energy pathway, starts near the armpit and ends at the inner arm. The gallbladder meridian runs throughout the entire body. It begins at the corner of the eye, travels upward across the forehead, descends around and below the head, runs down the ribcage, thighs, and legs, and ends at the toes.

At Garden Retreat Spa, we combine ancient massage techniques with modern ones for optimal stress relief. Our team can incorporate Swedish massage techniques like stroking and kneading into your session. Swedish techniques release tightness and muscle tension, allowing the body to experience profound calmness. They also stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural chemicals that relieve stress and enhance relaxation. 

4. Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion

Asian massage can improve mobility and flexibility in muscles and joints, allowing you to participate in physical activities comfortably. Our masseuses enhance flexibility and range of motion through Shiatsu massage techniques like kneading and stretching. Kneading manipulates the body’s soft tissues, whereas stretching moves the limbs in different directions. These techniques reduce stiffness in affected muscles, allowing your body to move more fluidly. 

Schedule an Asian Massage at Garden Retreat Spa

Garden Retreat Spa is committed to helping you enjoy the full benefits of Asian massage therapy. Our masseuses have extensive training and experience in Asian massage therapy techniques to maximize clients’ relaxation and wellness. Contact us today to schedule a massage appointment and experience the benefits of Asian massage therapy.