There exist two types of traditional Chinese massage, which are based on principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine:
1) Tui na (推拿) - focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle
2) Zhi Ya (指壓) - focuses on pinching and pressing at acupressure points.
Though in the Western countries Tui Na is viewed as massage, it is not. Massage of Chinese Medicine is known as Anmo(按摩）, which is the foundation of Japan's Anma. Tui Na is Chinese Medicine's Physio-Therapy. Utilized for medical purposes instead of relaxation, Tui Na works to correct the patient's problems, from musculoskeletal conditions, to diseases, cancers and even minor and major headaches. Within the foundation of Tui Na, Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are followed, from Meridian Applications to Herbal Formulas, Qigong Therapy and heated herbal application (Moxa). Technique applications such as friction and vibration are used as well.
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