Meridian Massage is an ancient Chinese medical technique that incorporates various Chinese medicine and acupressure treatments to enhance health and relieve health issues.
It is also an alternative form of non-invasive medication to treat musculoskeletal disorders and help to relax body muscles.
The soothing and relaxing massage is effective for treating sports injuries, stress, insomnia, migraines, as well as improving our digestion, blood and lymphatic flow.
An authentic meridian massage is performed by a well-trained therapist to stimulate the meridian lines within our body ‘paths’ where energy flows through. The paths are circulatory and exist in corresponding pairs circulating blood, nutrients, and energy throughout the body.
In total, there are 12 main meridian lines that connect with major internal organs within the body, located on the lungs, large intestine, small intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, bladder, kidney, pericardium, triple warmer, gallbladder, and liver meridian lines. In Western medicine, a particular study about Bioelectromagnetics defines the meridian lines as ‘special conduits for electric signals’.
Generally, meridian massage should be practiced consistently on a weekly basis to promote optimal blood flow and energy circulation within the body. For individuals who have new sports or musculoskeletal injuries, it is advisable for them to have a meridian massage within the week.
Meridian massage techniques consist of tapping, pushing, pinching, stretching, and kneading on the body to apply the medical effect on us through our body tissues.
What makes a meridian massage different from a common massage is that all the massage techniques are applied in a systematic order based on the meridian lines within the body.
With the correct technique and precise application, a meridian massage can help enhance overall health and wellbeing as well as stimulating our body’s ability to heal itself.