Asian Massage

Asian Massage

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How to do the best Asian Massage?

Right before eating Asian food, after shedding off Asian traditional clothes, while listening to Asian music playing in the background – specifically, an Asian singer singing in Asian and playing Asian musical instruments – in a beautiful room outfitted with Asian decor and Asian furnishings, with a light spray of traditional Asian fragrances hanging in the air, and with your masseur being Asian – male or female, your choice – who was brought up in Asian culture, who upholds traditional Asian values, and who is a native speaker of Asian, but also fluent in American and European.

What is the history of Asian massage?

Asian massage has a long and proud history. Massage was practiced in China as early as 3,000 B.C. evolving into Amma Therapy, Tui-na and acupressure. Buddhist monks created Thai massage 2,500 years ago. And Japanese shiatsu was developed by Namikoshi Sensei in the 20th century, after he used “finger pressure” as a boy to heal his mother. All these traditions can be grouped under Asian massage, or Eastern massage. The easiest place to get authentic Asian massage is in cities that have large Asian communities like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

What is the difference between Asian massage & Deep Tissue Massage?

To start, in reference to “Asian” massage- there are TONS of variations of Asian massages: Shiatsu (Japanese), Amma and Tuina (Chinese), Marma/Varma Adi (India), Nuad Bo Rarn (Thailand), Lomi Lomi (Hawaii/Pacific Island), etc, etc. These techniques and the manipulations vary GREATLY, so it would not be accurate to place them under one “Asian” umbrella. They are all very different.

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Theoretically, what Eastern or “Asian” massages generally have in common is the belief that they work on invisible “energy lines”- these are referred to as different things depending on the discipline (example: meridians, sen lines, marma points, tsubo points..). Some of theses discipline lean on the channeling of a “cosmic force” and others are more “practical” in their approach. The treatment approach is to release or remove “energy blockages” to bring the body back into balance (homeostasis). I put terms in quotes because these theories have not been proven by modern science- yet, these techniques DO provide results. More research is need as to how exactly- but let’s just say the mechanics of our amazing nervous system could be the key- energy lines are actually lines of nerves and nerve branches. Basically, the application works but the theory behind it needs mega-updating 😉 Keep in mind, these theories were developed THOUSANDS of years ago, before the modern scientific tools of investigation and analyzation came into being. It is remarkable that they were “on to something” and these techniques are still effective today. However, it is important to understand exactly what is happening in the body and how it produces measurable results without vagueness- this is how the science and practice of massage evolves as a whole.

Swedish massage is based on physiology- each stoke (there are 5 main strokes- as opposed to many complex strokes found within each Eastern discipline) produces either a reflexive (indirect) or mechanical (direct) change in the body. Its foundations are based in science, rather than “unseen” forces. Its main function is stress-reduction (physical or mental), circulatory/medical, or general relaxation (this is what you get in a spa, however, properly done it has very powerful results).

Deep tissue massage is a blanket term and it is not based on a single technique. Basically, it is deeper than a Swedish massage (but based on the same theories)- enough pressure must be used to effect the deeper muscle layers (you get in there). The purpose of this is mostly for muscle rehabilitation (from injury or trauma), pain relief, and is often targeted for fixing stuff 😉

Can an Eastern/Asian massage be done in the style of “deep tissue”? It totally can! However, it cannot be done in the style of “Swedish”- as they are completely different techniques with completely different theoretical approaches. Make sense?

That being said, I practice both forms. I have an appreciation for the beautiful, poetic, creative approaches of Eastern techniques, but prefer to use those applications in an approach based in physiology, research, and by understanding the reflexes of the body. Explore works best, I say!