Diǎn Xué An Mo, 点穴按摩: Vigorous variation of Tuina. Unlike Tuina, Diǎn Xué centers on “acupuncture cavities.” The word Diǎn means “to point and exert pressure”; Xué means “cave” or “hole”; and an mo means massage. Diǎn Xué is also called acupressure and is the root of japanese Shiatsu.
In ancient times pressing and rubbing (按摩 Ànmó) of the body invigorates the vital energy (氣 Qì ) and blood (血 Xuè). Muscles and joints were relaxed, pain was relieved or disappeared, blockages and tensions melted away. Over the millennia, certain vital points (穴 Xué) and channels (经络 Jīngluò) were discovered and used to sense and affect the Qi. A complex system of application on the body surface developed, which today are used to treat a variety of ailments and diseases.
It uses the same acupoints on the body as acupuncture, but relies on pressure from the fingers rather than needles. Dian Xue can be used by massage therapists to stimulate two different acupoints, one with each hand, while the area of the body between the points is stretched or twisted to maximize the flow of Qi. Dian Xue can be given in the home, and is sometimes used by acupuncturists when needles cannot be used.
If you are in Madrid, Spain, you can experience the benefits of Traditional Massage from Asia by visiting:
Xiao Ying Oriental Massage Center at Hermosilla Street, nº 102, 1º A.
Telf… 686 57 60 91 Madrid.
Web English site: http://www.masajes-xiaoying-madrid.com/en/
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