Chua-Ka is a type of Mongolian massage that is most similar to Tui Na massage. It is a deep tissue type of physiotherapy and is used to free tension and trapped pain in the body whilst liberating the mind and soul of its associated preoccupations and fears. Therefore, this type massage can be used to relieve psychological tensions as well as physical ailments.
According to the philosophy underlying Chua-ka, human beings are born supple and smooth. As we age, this suppleness and smoothness slowly disappear; painful spiritual, mental, and physical memories accumulate; and metabolic waste products deposits build up in our bodies. In Oriental medicine, the mind and body are one; everything that occurs in the mind is manifested in the body and vice versa.
Chua-ka massage works by liberating both the mind and body of these accumulated memories and wastes, which leads to a better sense of awareness and improved health. On your first visit, your Chua-ka therapist will take a history of your lifestyle, diet, and health. This is needed in order to come up with a plan of treatment that will address your specific needs.
During the massage therapy itself, your therapist will utilize certain thumb techniques in order to massage the deep tissues of your body. He may also apply smooth long strokes that help stimulate your circulatory system and facilitate the restoration of elasticity of your skin. The therapy is deep yet extremely gentle resulting in an overall sense of well-being.
During the massage, towels are used to provide warmth and comfort. For people who desire to experience improved health and greater self-awareness, Chua-ka is the best type of massage therapy to consider. It is quite effective for the following issues:
• Stress and associated symptoms
• Digestive disorders
• Headaches and migraines
• PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
• Muscle pain
• Back pain
Ni Nan Healing Art Center is an acupuncture clinic in Bellmore, NY providing Chinese medicine treatments for many health conditions.