How Is Asian Massage Different?

There are various types of Asian massage, including Shiatsu, Thai, and Tui Na. Each uses different techniques to heal and soothe the body. At Garden Retreat Spa, we utilize Asian techniques that have been used for thousands of years and blend them with modern methods to create a personalized and relaxing experience.

How Asian Massage Is Different From Other Massage Types

Unlike many other types of massage, Asian techniques are thousands of years old and focus on healing the body. These massage methods come from China and other Asian countries and are based on working with the flow of energy, or chi, through the body on pathways called meridians. At Garden Retreat Spa, we practice Korean massage blended with Shiatsu pressure point targeting and the long massage strokes of Swedish massage. We also use natural, organic products derived from botanical sources during your treatment. The natural ingredients nourish your skin while our therapists give you a deep, relaxing massage.

Our Massage Techniques

We combine various ancient Asian techniques to deliver the most healing and tension-relieving experience we can. The pressure of each massage can be modified to match your body’s needs and your personal preferences. Some of the techniques that we draw on during your massage include:

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese. It is a traditional healing technique that follows your energy lines and targets your pressure points with precise kneading, stretching, and tapping. We use this massage method to re-energize and reduce tension in the body.

Swedish Massage

We like to combine Asian massage with Swedish massage because of how they complement each other. Swedish massage uses long, soothing strokes across various muscle groups rather than precise targeting and kneading. The benefits of Swedish massage include improved circulation and reduced stress.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is another technique that uses energy lines to guide your massage therapist. This type of massage applies deep pressure and stretching to restore your body. We incorporate elements of Thai massage into your treatment to improve circulation, relax muscles, relieve pain, and increase your range of motion. This can help you de-stress during your massage and bring you pain relief for days after you leave.

Tui Na Massage

Tui Na, or “pinch and pull,” is a traditional Chinese massage that uses deep pressure and rolling movements to balance the energy in the body. Your massage therapist can use their fingers, palms, and elbows to apply pressure to specific pressure points and muscles. Along with healing the body, this type of massage can also help you relax.

Make an Appointment at Garden Retreat Spa

Asian massage uses ancient techniques to heal and relax the body. At Garden Retreat Spa, we combine Asian and Swedish massage techniques to alleviate pressure points and soothe the body. We have professional facilities with clean, freshly ironed sheets and fresh towels. We offer one-hour single or couples massages and can personalize your experience to meet your needs. Make an appointment at Garden Retreat Spa, located in Manhattan, New York, today.