Qigong the oldest of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the energetic foundation from which acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Chinese massage originated. Thus Qigong shares the foundational theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and uses similar diagnostic and treatment methods.
Qigong massage – fundamental techniques for health and relaxation. Known as the mother of healing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong therapy is a holistic practice that cultivates and balances “qi” – the life force energy that flows through the universe. Combining “qi” with “gong”, which means accomplishment or skill that has been cultivated through steady practice, results in a deeply spiritual exercise that can increase vitality.
Qigong therapy provides a full body massage using a number of techniques. Depending on your needs, soft or firm pressure is applied to specific areas in order to alleviate tension in the muscles, improve posture and flexibility, and reduce the severity of musculoskeletal problems. The circulation of blood and the transportation of immune cells throughout the Lymphatic system can also be improved through the use of acupressure point techniques. This combination of remedial massage and acupressure techniques effectively treats a wide range of issues, including stiff joints, headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain.
Overall, the goal of Qigong therapy is to provide relief from pain, insomnia and tension, as well as increase energy levels and promote general wellbeing.
Qigong massage offers an excellent variety of benefits and can be performed on people of various ages and fitness levels.
Some of these benefits include:
- Deeper, more restorative sleep and balances emotions;
- Increased energy, as the exercises deliver more oxygen to the tissues, restoring youthfulness;
- Improved blood circulation;
- A clear and tranquil mind, as it relaxes and brings a sense of calm;
- Balances and enhances the body’s natural healing abilities;
- Improved metabolism;
- Significantly reduces chronic pain;
- Improves digestion;
- Lowers incidences of stroke.