Chinese/Oriental Massage - like acupuncture, is a wonderful way to remove blockages in your meridians, and therefore improve the unction of your organs. In fact if you are sick, your therapist will often prescribe both massage and acupuncture because they compliment each other. If your therapist is giving you a massage to treat an illness, he or she will focus on your acupuncture points. Did you know that there are over 100 acupuncture points on your back, neck and shoulders? And that these points are windows to ever major organ in your body? For instance, just inside your shoulder blade on your shoulder meridian (which runs parallel to your spine), there is a point called Feishu (which simply means lung point).
By applying pressure here it is possible to determine whether there is a blockage associated with your lungs. Where a blockage occurs your therapist will work on the blocked point to get chi flowing smoothly again, which means good health. As well as over the more than 100 acupuncture points on your back there are 34 extraordinary points just next to your spine (17 on each side). By working on these extraordinary points you are receiving a boost to your whole immune System.