What is Chinese Massage?

This chart shows the areas of the body that can be accessed through different parts of your feet. This is why a simple foot massage can be so effective for overall body relief.

Traditional Chinese massage combines traditional relaxation with ancient Eastern forms of alternative medicine, such as Acupressure or Reflexology.

Acupressure is the practice of using pressure points on the body (often the hands, feet, and head) to clear out blockages of energy (chi) thus achieving benefits across the whole body. Similarly Reflexology is the term used for the mapping of different body parts to points in the hands, feet, and ears.

This type of massage has been practiced in China, and around the world, for the past 2,000 years and is enjoyed by many people today.

Unlike American or western forms of massage, Chinese massage is done on top of clothing. It consists of deep pressure and focuses on points in the hands and feet to address issues across the body. Your massage also may include a warm foot soak, hot stones, stretching, and a variety of other elements, all with the goal of your relaxation and mental and physical rejuvination.

We recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing for your massage.

Some benefits of Chinese massage may include the relief of stress, relaxation, soothing anxiety, helping fatigue, easing muscle spasms and cramps, improving sleep quality, easing joint pain, promoting good circulation, and even boosting your immune system. While no benefit is guaranteed for each person, many people report these and other health benefits. If nothing else, you’ll be sure to leave refreshed and relaxed!