massage, which has been in use for more than 2,000 years, is
a Chinese medical therapy with various manipulations applied
to certain locations of the human body to prevent and treat
diseases. One of its chief curative factors is the “quality”
of manipulation and the other factor is the exceptional effect
of the manipulated locations, channels and collaterals, and
points. Therefore, generally speaking, on the one hand, when
the curative effect of massage is working on one specified location
of the body through manipulations, the direct effect of its
stress can act locally to promote blood circulation and remove
blood stasis, restore and treat injured soft tissues, correct
deformity and abnormal location of bones and soft tissues in
anatomic site. On the other hand, dynamic wave signals of the
manipulation can reflexively influence the physiological function
and pathological state of the body fluid, qi and blood, ying,
wei, cerebrospine, viscera, mind and emotion, etc. through the
conducting channel of points =channels and collaterals= viscera
so as to effect recuperative medical function all over the body.
The chief acting principles are as follows:
Regulating Ying and Yang - which is to balance the body’s inner
Qi/to regulate the body’s inner balance.
2. Regulating the function of the channels, Qi (energy), blood,
Recovery of the function of tendons, bones and joints.