Common steps and sub-activities


Massage used to heal uses trigger points and the meridians.  Gentle stimulatory movements on a trigger point in a circular motion, rubbing and stroking both hard and soft may be used. The method differs from acupressure in that the point is stimulated by circular motion of the hand or fingers or even an elbow or knee!

For example, when massaging the face, the masseur may help you to sit up and rest your head against his chest as shown in the photo. Either both hands will be used in a circular direction to stimulate this spot.  Alternatively one hand does this and the other hand stimulates the nose tip.



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