Chinese massage therapy is divided into two types that are used for the same purpose. The massage technique used for this type of Chinese massage therapy are stretching, pushing and kneading. The massage therapist can use different pressure and strength as he or she works on the different body parts of the patient during the massage therapy session. The Chinese massage therapy was inspired from the traditional Chinese medicine that started the development of various Chinese massage therapy, even up to its branches. This massage therapy is known as "anmo" for the Chinese which was also the basis of the Japanese type of massage called "anma".
Most patients also express the Chinese massage therapy experience as relaxing, revitalizing and pleasurable. Chinese massage therapy or Tui Na in China is popular due to its effective healing and relaxing benefits. Like most Asian type of therapeutic massage, Tui Na or Chinese massage therapy focuses mainly on the energy points of the patient. Chinese herbs are also applied and used over the body of the patient to help soothe and relax the body while massage therapy is used all over it. The massage therapist uses massage strokes and techniques such as kneading, pressing, and tapping during a Chinese massage therapy. Benefits expected after a Chinese massage therapy are both physical and mental benefits. Chinese massage is a holistic approach to complete health care. The technique behind Chinese massage is the theory of Jing-Luo and xue. There are two types of Chinese massage therapy used on a patient's body. Tui Na is the more popular type of Chinese massage therapy which uses kneading, stretching, pushing and tapping of the patient's body. Chinese therapeutic massage, like most of the known therapeutic massage all over the world has less known side effects on the human body.
As with most type of massage therapy, Chinese massage therapy does this by using heated herbal plants placed on the body of the patient while the massage therapist is working the body with different appropriate massage strokes. Depending on the area worked, the massage therapist changes his or her massage strokes and techniques for best result from the therapeutic massage.