massage and qigong (exercise)

Why is massage relevant to Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is a blanket term for a wide range of Chinese exercises for cultivation and maintenance of health. Some of these exercises are more like self-healing massage than exercise as we generally expect. The massage techniques are described in texts on Qigong and on Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage). This section brings together just a few DIY massage exercises. Limited information on how the massage relates to the theory of Chinese Medicine is included but this is covered in more detail if you have tuition with Sue. Contact Sue for more details...

I have used the phrase DIY massage, meaning do it yourself massage, because other options sound too odd (self-massage) or imply too much (self-healing massage)!

Qigong is unusual because it is so versatile, its massage techniques will help:

  • Refresh you, anytime, anywhere ...
  • Bring youthfulness to your face
  • Restore health to both mind and body, helping stress
  • To bring to yourself the benefits of cultivated qi (from other Qigong exercises, Tai Chi or other energy work)