What is a Meridian ?

A meridian is where Qi flows.

This simple sentence speaks volumes! Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a Chinese word that is translated as “energy” or “breath.” We cannot see Qi directly, yet all life depends on Qi and all life arises from Qi. 

Qi is more than breath. Qi flows throughout the body, not just to the lungs. Where does this invisible Qi flow? It flows within meridians.

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The many benefits of Meridian Massage

Meridian massage is a unique form of remedial massage typically used in conjunction with other Chinese medicine therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. However, a meridian massage by itself can be wonderfully relaxing especially when it targets your individual health issues.

Tui Na describes the various hand forms used to stimulate related acupuncture points, channels and muscles. Chinese massage can be used alone to improve circulation and strengthen the body, or in synergy with acupuncture and herbs for the treatment of many diseases.

With the hand forms of pressing, pushing, pinching, rolling, tapping, grasping etc., it can:

  • Stimulate the related points, channels and muscles of the body

  • Improve blood circulation and metabolism

  • Regulate the flow of the Qi

  • Remove stagnation and toxins

  • Balance internal organs

  • Recover the functions of the tendons, bones and joints

  • Eliminate tiredness and fatigue

  • Cure diseases and strengthen the body

  • Relieve pain