Korean massage incorporates techniques of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai massage. It is usually a deep massage. The “ajumas” typically massage all body parts including your stomach and breasts. Korean Massage uses many different Japanese massage techniques including fingertip, thumb and elbow pressure, along with shiatsu and reflexology movements to release muscle tension, relax the nervous system and create positive energy flow throughout the body. These techniques have been used in Korea, along with acupuncture and herbal remedies, for thousands of years. Originally developed by Buddhist monks from China, the therapies were used in conjunction with Korean medicine to heal or treat illness and maintain good health.
Good health is seen in Korea as the proper balance of Um-Yang (like Chinese Yin-Yang), good energy flow through the body.
This massage was based on the belief that the mind and body as interdependent on one another, therefore, emotions can greatly affect physical health.
Because of this holistic view, body treatments are popular and highly regarded in Korean Massage.
Benefits of Korean massage:
- Holistic Healing
- Relieves stress and tension
- Good for headaches and body pain
- Improves blood flow in body