Korean Traditional Massage

Published: May 9, 2021 | Revised: Jul 7, 2023
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

Korean Traditional Massage

Traditional Korean Massage is a mixture of other Asian massages — such as Chinese Tuina and Japanese Shiatsu — and heavily influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and therapies.

A Korean Massage is typically a full body, deep tissue massage in which the massage therapist uses fingers, the thumbs, and elbows to apply acupressure, stroking, and kneading. Sometimes a treatment is combined with a Korean scrub, acupuncture, moxa, and/or herbal compress massage.

The main goals and health benefits of Korean Massage are releasing muscle tensions, relaxing the nervous system, reducing pains, improving blood and lymph circulation, and balancing the Chi (Qi) energy flow in the body.

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