Chinese massage therapy methods originated from the principle that diseases and illnesses arise due to a deficiency or imbalance in the energy in specific pathways or meridians in the body that represent physiological systems. Through massage energy can be made to flow more harmoniously through these pathways, allowing the body to heal itself.

There are many types of massage therapy; in general terms it is the pressing, rubbing and manipulation of your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep tissue pressure techniques.