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  • Massage chair


    Traditional massage chair A massage chair is a chair designed for massages. Traditional massage chairs allow easy access to the head, shoulders, and back of a massage recipient, while robotic massage chairs use electronic vibrators and motors to provide a massage.

  • Massage


    Massage is to work and act on the body with pressure. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. A person who was professionally trained to give massages was traditionally known as a masseur (male) or a masseuse (female), but those titles are outmoded, and carry some negative connotations. In the United States, those who have been professionally trained to give massages use the title massage therapist has been recognized as a business norm. In professional settings, clients are treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. In amateur settings, a general purpose surface like a bed or the floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed with recipients submersed or floating in a warm-water therapy pool.

  • Gua sha


    Skin blemishing resulting from gua sha Gua sha () is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light petechiae. Practitioners believe that gua sha releases unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sore, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery. Gua sha is sometimes referred to as "scraping", "spooning" or "coining" by English speakers. The treatment has also been called the descriptive French name, tribo-effleurage.Gua sha should not be confused with ZhenBian () which looks similar but is a different procedure.().Gua sha was transferred to Vietnam from China as cạo gió, and is very popular in Vietnam. This term translates roughly "to scrape wind," as in Vietnamese culture "catching a cold" or fever is often referred to as trúng gió, "to catch wind." The origin of this term is the Shang Han Lun, a c. 220 CE Chinese Medical text on cold induced disease--like most Asian countries, China's medical sciences was a profound influence in Vietnam, especially between the 5th and 7th Centuries CE. Cạo gió is an extremely common remedy in Vietnam and for expatriate Vietnamese. Gua sha is also used in Indonesia; in Java it is known as kerikan (lit., "scraping technique") or kerokan, and is very widely used--as a form of folk medicine--upon members of individual households.

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