In Chinese medicine pain is primarily caused by a blockage of chi. Chi is a force that circulates along pathways called channels and is supposed to flow smoothly and freely all over the body. It can be become blocked due to things like injury or stress, resulting in pain, muscle tension, palpable knots, or reduced range of motion. Because the main treatment principle of Chinese massage is to move chi and blood, it tends to be deeper and more invigorating than other types of massage. Chinese massage and the associated traditional bodywork techniques can effectively loosen tissues, release knots, warm the muscles, improve blood flow, and relieve stress and tension. If you are interested in trying Chinese massage for pain I include it with my acupuncture sessions at no extra charge. You can also book a session for just Chinese massage for either 30 or 60 minutes.