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Tui Na Massage: What is it?

27 June 2013
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‘Tui Na’ is a style of massage that is relatively new to the UK, despite having roots in ancient China. Archaeological findings have suggested that massage in Asia dates back to around 3000BC[1]. Originally it was known as ‘An Mo’ (literally ‘pressing and rubbing’), but after the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) it was called ‘Tui Na’ (‘pushing and grasping’). Unsurprisingly, given it’s long history, it’s techniques and theories have fed the roots of many of the Eastern massage styles, such as Shiatsu and Thai Massage, as well as...

Acupuncture, Massage, and Chinese Medicine for Stress

Acupuncture, Massage, and Chinese Medicine for Stress
06 January 2013
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“Waiting to treat until after the illness has already developed is like digging a well when one is thirsty, or casting a knife after the battle has already been engaged.” Chinese Proverb Stress is a mental or emotional reaction resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. The exact mechanisms are not completely understood, but many parts of the brain, nervous system and endocrine system are involved, increasing the amounts of some hormones (such as corticosteroids) and reducing others (like serotonin). It’s something that most have experienced from time to time, and to some...

Using Essentail Oils In A Bath

Using Essentail Oils In A Bath
15 November 2011
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A nice way to use essential oils is in a bath. As well as being very relaxing, they can be useful for treating systemic problems, such as high blood pressure or hot flushes. Generally, people just add the oils directly into a running bath, but following the simple procedure below can really increase the effects. Firstly, the oils should be mixed with an emulsifying agent, such as milk, lecithin or egg white. This enables the oils to mix more easily with the water. Add around 15-20 drops of the oil or oil blend to a tablespoon of emulsifying agent. Run a nice hot bath, as warm as is comfortable,...