The Healing Effects Of Chua-Ka Massage Therapy

Chua-Ka is a form of Mongolian massage that is very similar to Chinese Tui Na massage. It is a form of deep tissue physiotherapy designed to clear tension and trapped pain in the body and to free minds and souls from preoccupation and fear. This type massage can therefore be used to cure psychological tensions as well as physical maladies.

In Chua Ka philosophy, we are all born supple and smooth. As we get older, this suppleness and smoothness gradually disappear; painful spiritual, mental, and physical memories begin to build up; and deposits of metabolic waste products accumulate in our bodies. The mind and body in Oriental medicine are one and anything that arises in the mind can manifest in the body and vice versa.

Chua-ka therapeutic massage works by freeing the mind and body of these aforementioned memories and wastes build up resulting in good health and a greater sense of awareness. On your first visit, your Chua-ka therapist will need to ask you a few questions pertaining to your lifestyle, diet and health history. This will help him formulate a plan of treatment to address your specific needs.

Your therapist will need to use certain thumb techniques in order to massage the deep tissues of your body during the massage therapy. Smooth long strokes may also be used to help jump start your circulatory system and promote elasticity of your skin. This is a deep tissue therapy yet very gentle leading to an overall sense of health and well-being.

Towels are used during the massage to help comfort patients and to keep them warm. Chua Ka therapy is the best form of massage therapy to consider for people seeking a way to improve self-awareness and health. It is extremely effective for the following problems:

• Cellulite
• Stress and associated symptoms
• Headaches and migraines
• Digestive disorders
• PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
• Insomnia
• Back pain
• Muscle pain

Ni Nan Gilbert is a licensed acupuncturist in Bellmore, NY with certification in Chinese Herbology and over 16 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine.