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  • Traditional Oriental therapies that involve acupressure, such as Tui Na and Shiatsu, systematically work on the intrinsic energies of the body to affect the pattern of energy flow, the ultimate determinant of good health
  • Hands on Oriental massage uniquely influence muscle physiology in a way that counteracts muscle shortening, the cause of most musculo-skeletal pain
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All forms of massage aim to achieve a holistic effect by treating body, mind and spirit as one coherent whole. Most types of massage practised in the West are adaptations of Oriental systems.

Early explorers were able to see and feel the powerful therapeutic properties of Oriental massage and tended to regard these as a purely physical process. They were unable to understand the complex and sophisticated theory of energy flow on which Oriental therapies are based.

picture of how Oriental therapies relate This is reflected in the differences that now exist between modern Western type massage and that which is practised in China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand. The physical effects of touch are the main concern of the Western massage therapist while the Oriental counterpart is concerned with the energetics of the process as well as the physical.

Here the belief is that good pain-free health results from the balance in the intrinsic energies of the body. To achieve their effects, Oriental types of massage are generally more vigorous and penetrating than Western ones and some are done on the clothed body such as Thai, Shiatsu and Tui Na.

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