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Body and Sole Massage goes to great lengths to ensure that our clients get the most calming, authentic Pensacola Asian massage experience possible. To do so, we only employ skilled massage therapists who have extensively studied and trained in the ancient art of Asian and Oriental massage techniques.

Learn about the benefits of Asian massage, its history and more by reading the informational resources we have compiled below.

What is Asian Massage?

“Asian massage” or “Oriental Massage” can refer to a number of different massage disciplines that evolved from the Chinese mainland centuries ago. These practices may also blend with one another or adopt movements used in Western massage.

The art of Asian massage goes deep, with many branching methods and philosophies. Each main Chinese massage discipline has seen centuries’ worth of adaptation to remedy specific health problems or achieve a unique result. In recent centuries, the advent of modern medicine has molded massage into a precise art that can treat symptoms and ailments while significantly improving quality of life when combined with other medical treatments.

Asian massage has several millennia’s worth of history, refinement, study and theory. What began as an arcane practice reserved only for the highest-class nobility was soon spread as a pivotal facet of Chinese Medicine throughout the mainland. From there, the discover of Oriental massage by Westerners led to its adoption and adaptation in Europe and beyond.

The principle method of Asian massage methods is to manipulate energies contained within your nerve pathways and blood vessels. By applying pressure to specific points, not only are muscle tissues relaxed, but the passage of oxygen, blood sugars and important nutrients can reinvigorate the stiff or painful area.

Some Types of Asian Massage

  • Tui Na — Tui Na is based on Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles that attempt to restore balance to the body. Kneading, rolling and rubbing are used on the body’s main joints as well as the meridians and major muscle groups.
  • AnmoAn older name for Chinese-based massage techniques like tui na
  • Thai MassageFormally called nuat phaen boran or “the ancient-manner massage,” Thai massage involves relaxing the client through both applied pressure and the use of strategic stretching poses similar to yoga.
  • Shiatsu — Shiatsu follows many of the original principles of tui na while modifying its method of applying pressure. Fingertips are used to exert firm pressure in a wider area so that more tissues are stimulated at once.

Benefits of Asian Massage

  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved energy and posture
  • Positive mentality as a result of endorphin release
  • Alleviation of symptoms related to
    • Repetitive stress
    • Fatigue
    • Injury
    • Depression
    • Chronic disease
    • Other conditions — Ask your doctor about the medical benefits of massage

A Little Asian Massage History

The earliest known documentation of Chinese massage, or massage in general for that matter, was found in a copy of the Huangdi Neijing or “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon.” People used Anmo or “pushing/rubbing” in ancient times to treat such ailments as severe joint pain, muscle weakness, stomach pain and facial paralysis. The art of massage gained such prominence that China’s Emperor actually established a “Department of Massage Therapy” within his Offices of Imperial Physicians.