Chinese massage is based on the theory of traditional chinese medicine massage. It gives pressure to the meridian acupressure points and has very strong infiltration, which can help to relax muscles, to relieve fatigue and to regulate body functions. It also improves human immunity, clears the meridians, balances yin-yang and extends the life. Chinese massage can be divided into six parts: 1. head 2 . arm 3 . chest 4 . leg ( front ) 5. shoulder and back 6 . buttocks and leg (back)
The main feature of Japanese massage is the acupressure which comes mainly from the finger pulp pressure or the palm pressure. That kind of treatment is also called Shiatsu which can help to balance the yin-yang of the body. Japanese massage is derived and evolved from the ancient chinese acupuncture and medicine massage. The force while doing massage does not come from the wrist itself but from the body weight when pushing vertically the centeral part of the limbs by using the limbs or the fingers as the supporting stand. Acupressure residence time is 3 to 10 seconds. Shiatsu is focused on one larger part rather than a specific point. Even though it will be the Meridian medicine points by coincidence when you massage the acupressure points but they are not the same. The massage points is not Meridian medicine points. When massaging the back, the therapist will be kneeling on the back and massage the back with the knees which feels like the Japanese style. In order to relieve pressure on certain parts of the body which have some discomfort, the therapist needs to combine with rubbing , kneading and tapping massage etc. .