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2009
Chinese Massage PDF Print E-mail
City Life - Practical Tips
Written by Noruma Mueller
One of the nice things of being in China is the leisure of a massage. I started going to the massage a couple of weeks after I arrived in Xi’an and meanwhile I try to go every week. I do not know much about the science behind the chinese massage but as my teacher told me, chinese massage belongs to the tradicional chinese medicine and has a long history.

Like everywhere here in China, everything can be very easy or very complicated if you don’t understand people or if you can’t make yourself understood. Here I have a little simple list of words which can make massage going a bit easier. So you can understand and also express what you want while in the massage.

The name of the massage places

足疗 » zú liáo » Feet treatment  
按摩 » àn mó » Massage 
盲人按摩 » mang ren an mo » Massage done by blind persons

Massage choices

足疗 » feet treatment
头部理疗 » head massage (treatment / physiotherapy / ..)
背部理疗 » back massage
腹部理疗 » stomach
腰部理疗 » waist
臀部理疗 » buttocks

The first part of the expression is the part of the body, the second part describes the treatment

部 » bù » part of the body / area / region
疗 » liáo » treatment
理疗 » lĭ liáo » treatment / physiotherapy

Parts of the body

头 » tóu » head
背 » bèi » back
腹 » fù » stomach
腰 » yāo » waist
臀 » tún » buttocks
足 » zú » foot 
经络保健 » jing luo bao jian » acupoints or meridians

Massage styles

中式 » zhong shi » chinese style
泰式 » tai shi » thai style
港式 » gang style » hong kong style
欧式 » ou shi » european style

Other services

中式采耳 » zhong shi cai er » chinese style cleaning of the ears
修脚 » xiu jiao » pedicure (includes removing horny skin)
刮痧 » gua sha » Rubbing of the back with a stone (maybe not very relaxing!)
拔灌 » ba guan » cupping therapy

Who does the talking? Common verbs in the massage room

坐下来 » zuò xià lái » sit down (if you were standing)
坐起来 » zuò qĭ lái » sit up (if you were lying)
躺下来 » tăng xia lái » lie down
躺过来 » tăng qĭ lái » turn over  
重力 » zhòng li » strong
轻 » qīng » soft
疼 » téng » pain (it hurts)
疼不疼 » téng bu téng » does it hurt?

So how to say for example

kěyĭ zài zhòng li yi diăn ma? » stronger, please
Qing, zài zhòng diăn

Kěyĭ qīng diăn » softer please

轻点 » qing dian
可以 轻点 吗 » Keyi qing dian ma?

The temperature of the water (for the feet treatment)

常温 » chang wen » lukewarm
温 » wen » warm
热 » re » hot
烫 » tang » too hot

A bit hotter please

Keyi zai re yi dian ma? Zai tang yi dian


It is too hot, a bit cooler please

太烫了,请再凉一点 » tai tang le, qing zai liang yidian

And last but not least

按摩师 » an mo shi » masseur

I would like to have a masseur (1.) / a masseuse (2.)


1. 我 想请 一个 男按摩师 » wo xiang qing yige nan anmoshi
2. 我 想请 一个 女按摩师 » wo xiang qing yige nǚ anmoshi

Meridians

Meridians are the pathways of the positive and negative energy power, which carry on some of the communication between the various parts of human beings.

 ► To read more about Meridians click here.
 
Our valuable Editor Noruma Mueller has been with us since Sunday, 02 August 2009.

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+1 #1 Peter 2009-10-20 17:23
excellent article Noruma. another very handy guide that i can print and take to the massage parlor with me.
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