There are many different types of ASIAN SPA massages in the world, each with its own basic techniques
and benefits for those who believe in taking up activities to nourish mind and body; among the
most popular are Shiatsu, Acupressure, Amma (or anma), Ayurvedic and Champissage.
Shiatsu – originated from Japan and focuses on using the fingers and acupuncture
points for rewarding the person undergoing the massage a uniquely Oriental healing
touch by controlling and balancing the flow of life energy that passes through the body. It
concentrates in bringing about self-healing for the body through redirecting its own
energies by applying slow pressure and stimulating blood flow, which in turn, brings
about a sense of relief and relaxation besides also facilitating the human body's
mechanism against disease of many kinds.
Acupressure – is a Chinese technique for bringing rest from pain for the human body
and focuses on using the fingers to press focal points on the body so tension and stress
built up in the body is released and good sleep is ensured after the session. It is also a
method for treating anxiety.
Anma (or Anma) – is yet another Japanese healing technique, which means 'massage'
in their language; it combines different limb movements to help a person experience
peace and relief from pain and stress. It is based on the principles of a dance-like activity
called Kata, which works to build up a tempo, pace and precision in the manner in which
the masseuse decides different finger strokes, knee and elbow movements, stretching ormanipulating the feet and hands and thus, requires the body to be agile and flexible.
Anma does not call for taking off one's clothes and can be practiced anywhere since no
oils are used.
Ayurvedic – is an Indian form of body massage used to cleanse the body of toxins and
is based on vigorous hand strokes to bring about a sense of peacefulness and restore
balance in the body. It typically uses warm oil and concoctions of herbs to get the right
results and sometimes the massage oil is poured into the ears, between the brows and
other specific energy points, with a client's permission.
Champissage- has its root in Ayuveda; it is a technique that mainly deals with treating
the upper half of the body in the aim of promoting blood circulation in the scalp. It
nourishes the hair roots essentially but the feel-good feeling persists as the masseur
also massages the client's face, neck, ears, neck and shoulders besides upper arms to
get all the cricks out. It is believed to relieve headaches, eye-strain and energize a