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Tao massage is the long-awaited answer to a question of how to manage stress. If you are someone who has to balance work, family, relatives, your health and wellbeing, then you know how difficult it can be at times. When we are not aware and conscious of our daily life, stress can cause illness and hardship. The biggest problem here is that we can easily avoid all of this if we take some time to ourselves and notice what is happening. Once we know what is taking place, we can address it and remove the causes.
Stress is how your brain and body respond to any challenge, any change or traumatic event. When we don’t work through our stress, it gets stored in our emotional, mental and physical body and can cause havoc. In the long run, dealing with chronic stress is more dangerous than dealing with acute stress, as the body never receives a signal to go back to normal functioning.
Stress can save your life when you are facing a bear in the woods. However, in everyday situations, those same life-saving reactions occur, but instead of a bear, there’s your boss, or your spouse, or a huge electricity bill. These shared reactions can disturb the immune system, the digestive system, your sleep, your cardiovascular and reproductive system. Over time, this continued strain on your body from reoccurring stress can cause health issues like blood pressure, diabetes, and depression or anxiety.
Luckily, there are many ways to deal with stress. One of the best ways is to remain aware and observant. Once you get hold of it, you won’t react to everything that goes on around you, and you will find yourself being stable. You can also be observant of the signs your body is sending you in response to stress.
If you’re stressed over money, it tends to reflect on the lower back so that you may feel some pain or tension in that area. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and burdened by people around you, you can feel it in the shoulders, like you’re carrying all the weight of this world.
Our bodies are amazing, and they reflect everything that we experience. Also, the way our bodies are can reflect on our mental state. So, which one comes first? Has your aching body caused your emotional suffering, or was it the other way around?
Our bodies have over 72000 channels of energy, and if one of them is stagnant, we will feel it in the form of pain or discomfort in the according to the body part. When our energies are flowing freely, we open a getaway for the liberated and abundant flow of life. We begin to live.
There are many ways to release the stagnant energies, and one of them is through massage. When we target specific areas of the body, we allow the stagnant energy to flow freely, and we get to witness the changes in our life. Tao massage is a treatment based on the principles of Chinese Taoism, to liberate the energies in the body, bringing them to a harmonious flow. Tao massage is more than the average relaxation massage, as it relies on philosophical elements, making it almost a spiritual ritual.
According to Chinese teaching, Tao is the all-encompassing life energy enabling the existence of everything in this world. It doesn’t involve merely the physical realm of material things, nor does it explain an abstract concept such as “God”, or “soul”. Because we are linguistic beings, and we understand the world through words, we need names. Tao is merely a term for us to grasp something that we cannot describe in words. “Tao” is a name for that which signifies everything that is.
It is in human nature to perceive the world in dualist terms. There is duality in everything; there is no night without day, no health without illness, no big without small, no yin without yang. This duality isn’t the nature of things; it only exists in the eyes of the perceiver. What Taoism is trying to explain to us is that everything is One. There are no dualities, and the symbol of yin and yang in a circular relationship, alternating from one another is a perfect representation of this. The working principle of Tao is this unity, called “Tajji”, which represents the potential for something in its opposite because it is all One, it is all Unity.
When you think of massage, you probably have rubbing, squeezing and oil on your mind. You want to feel relaxed, forget about your trouble, and that’s it. The Western world often finds it difficult to grasp the concept of Tao. However, it is quite easy to apply Taoist principles to everyday life and to massage. Yin and yang act as polar energies, interdependent and in constant play in the human body. Yin and yang patterns differentiate from organ to organ, human states of mind, different feelings, and body regions.
In Taoism, a person is healthy when his or her yin and yang are in perfect balance, and when neither of them is in surplus nor deficiency. Because of this, Tao massage is a unique technique. It seeks to release emotional blockages and prevent physical issues. When we think in terms of Unity and Oneness, we cannot separate the body from the mind. So, in these terms, Taoist massage is working deeper than the physical layer, as it tends to induce a state of mental calm, similar to meditation. They are imitating the alternation between yin and yang polarities; the soft movements alternate from stillness to stimulation, relaxation, and arousal.
Whether you are male or female, you have both masculine and feminine energy. Yin is correlated to feminine, being gentle, passive and accepting, while the masculine is correlated to yang, as it represents activity, giving and vigor. Tao massage aims to bring together these energies, creating a balanced union, that will allow for the Tao principle to be perceived. Arousing energy levels of the body, and relaxing them, the body is brought to a state of liberation, directing its energies. One of the main issues with today’s modern people is that their energies have gone havoc. If we cannot be aware of our energy flow or control it, what are we expected to achieve in this world?
The brilliant Tao massage aims precisely towards this – awakening and balancing the energies. Whether it’s through gentle, fluid strokes and more intensive stimulation, one’s powers awaken. The meridians are like pathways for this energy, and when the articulated touch is applied, these pathways are stimulated. The individual energy points, where meridians meet can cause severe blockages when the energy is stuck. Through Tao massage, clients become aware of their energy flow, and they can address these energies throughout their day, making better use of them. When we are aware of the energy flow in our subtle body, we have more control over our lives. When we are more open to life, opportunities start to present themselves before us.
Tao massage is not like any other massage you tried. It is truly a gift that allows you to bask in your physical and emotional being. The gentle flow between firm and soft touch, sensitive and peaceful strokes will take you in the magical movements alternate that Tao massage is.
We can’t feel and live this life in its fullness, until we have felt the divine richness that is our being, through the gate of our body.
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