After a long day enjoying the countryside in Yangshuo, a traditional Chinese massage from a local expert is a great way to relax. There are two main types of traditional Chinese massage – Tui na (推拿) which focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle and Zhi Ya (指壓) which focuses on pinching and pressing at acupressure points. Both are based on principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tui Na works to correct the patient’s problems, from musculoskeletal conditions, to diseases, cancers and even minor and major headaches. Alternatively you can just ask for a relaxing massage without the healing aspect which in Chinese is referred to as Anmo (按摩).
There are a number of traditional techniques on offer including; Foot Massage, Foot Bath & Shoulder Massage, Full body massage, Facial Treatment, Scraping and Cupping.
Foot massage: The foot massage is an important component of traditional Chinese medical science and is one of the most unbelievably relaxing treats that you can experience. Foot reflexology is “pressure therapy” and involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot to cure or prevent disease and thoroughly relax the body.
Foot Bath & Shoulder Massage: This combines heat, water and traditional massage techniques enabling for greater circulation in opposing points of the body which leaves you feeling both relaxed and refreshed. Particularly a favourite of walkers after a long hike in the Yangshuo countryside.
Full body massage: The full body massage treats every inch of your body from head to toe and is guaranteed to make you slip into a blissful state of relaxation. Feel refreshed and renewed as all your muscles are massaged in the total release full body treatment. The massage can be given with or without essential oils and you can even keep your clothes on.
Cupping: is an ancient Chinese form of medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilises blood flow in order to promote healing.
Other combinations of massage and traditional healing therapies are available on request.
|Getting There: There are several good outlets in town or have a therapist treat you in the comfort and privacy of your room.|
|Times/Duration: Times are flexible and can be arranged to suit your needs.|
|Booking Information: contact Yangshuo Insider or your local accommodation staff to arrange a massage for you.|