The therapeutic massage of traditional Chinese medicine aims to relieve tension, restore the free flow of Qi (气), blood as well as the energetic balance of organs inside the body.
Based on the theories of Yin Yang (阴阳), the five elements (五行 Wu Xing) and the dynamic of the channel network (经络 Jingluo) commonly known as meridians, it can deal with a wide variety of problems such as sleep, respiratory, digestive, joint and bone, cardiovascular, neurological and gynecological disorders, etc. Through the deep relaxation it brings, it also deals with stress and psychological/emotional disorders.
The methods I use in combination are acupressure and Qigong Tuina.
Acupressure is a method based on the same theoretical basis as acupuncture except that in this case, the treatment is done by hand instead of needles.
Qigong Tuina (气功推拿) is a therapeutic massage method developed by Master Bai Yunqiao(白云桥), combining his family medical knowledge with the ancient Chinese culture, using the unique energy of Qigong and the inherent movement efficiency from martial arts.
Every session of treatment is unique. In fact, unlike western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine looks at every person as a whole and seeks to treat the root cause of the disease rather than just treating its symptoms (branches).
For this reason, an accurate four-step consultation (四诊 Si Zhen) should be carried out before each session to determine the appropriate treatment method. The same problem can be treated with different methods and different problems can be treated with the same treatment. (同病异治，异病同治 Tong Bing Yi Zhi, Yi Zhi Tong Bing)
The treatment is performed with clothes on.