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Oriental Massage

There's nothing like enjoying something as pleasurable and powerful as the therapeutic touch of oriental massage! In this therapy, relaxation is one of the goals, yes, but it is always accompanied by other benefits that range from rebalancing the energy flow to pain relief and disease treatment.

As a complement to natural medicines, because massage is the oldest way to deal with pain, isn't it?


What is oriental massage?

Oriental massage or massage originating from the East is a very comprehensive type of massage, used to complement alternative medicines, including those prescribed by doctors and therapists of natural medicines, such as Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu and Japanese Acupuncture and Thai Massage , among other techniques.

Oriental massages, due to their ancestry and effectiveness, lead to higher levels than massages developed in the West: in addition to providing a deep relaxation of body and mind, they rebalance the energy flow in the body through pressure in certain areas and points of the body.


How did oriental massage come about?

For thousands of years the Orient has used the oldest and simplest form of therapy: massage! In murals, tombs and ceramics there are records of the use of massage techniques in China, Japan, Egypt and Persia for over 5,000 years. Which means that massage and humanity practically came together!

But it was the Chinese who were the first to recognize the healing properties of massage.

The pioneering book on the subject, Nei Ching (known in the West as the “Yellow Emperor's Book”) was written in 2800 BC

Since then, this and other civilizations have developed their own massage styles, based on their culture, and the oriental techniques have lasted until today, in the path of energy rebalancing to improve health and well-being.


Oriental massage technique

The oriental massage technique consists of pressing points on the body, usually with the hands, fingers and elbows, with more superficial movements or movements that involve deep pressure, to promote a feeling of relaxation from head to toe, reduce pain and treat some problems with health.

Even so, the oriental massage technique in Porto - or in any other city - varies according to the type of massage which, in turn, varies according to the patient's goals and symptoms.

Main types of oriental massage

Have we sharpened your interest in oriental massage? Great, because now we are going to help you choose the massage that best suits your interests, referring to some of the main types of oriental massage in Porto, which you can try in a spa or massage centre.


Relaxing therapeutic oriental massage

The therapeutic oriental massage for relaxation, in addition to deeply relaxing, controls stress and back pain, improving mood… and posture!

This is one of the types of oriental massages that can be done on anyone of any age, it has practically no contraindications, only benefits!


Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage is a type of therapeutic massage developed by Ayurvedic Medicine that consists of the application of warm vegetable oils to provide harmony to body and mind and promote an energetic and physical balance.

In addition to nourishing and moisturizing the skin, Ayurvedic Massage also combats toxins accumulated in the body and restores a natural state of joy.


Tui Na Massage

Tui Na Massage is a kind of physiotherapy based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It treats several pathologies, including musculoskeletal pathologies related to muscle pain and tension, restoring energy balance and body functions, and providing deep muscle relaxation!

Tui Na Massage contributes to the cure of a large number of problems (muscle injuries, back pain, menstrual pain, sciatica, constipation, migraine…) and can be applied simultaneously with other therapeutic techniques such as Acupuncture.



Shiatsu is a type of Japanese massage that works with pressure on some points of the body to release accumulated stress and help you relax.

In addition to balancing body and mind, this therapy is used to increase the patient's energy and self-awareness, as well as regulate and improve the functioning of their organs, improving their overall health and preventing future illnesses.


Massage with Tibetan Cups

Massage with Tibetan cups (which emit sounds with their vibrations) is used to influence body fluids and help in relaxation and release of various tensions.

The sound of the Tibetan cups is very calming and therefore, mind and body flow in a journey through the senses towards balance and harmony of the physical, mental and emotional part.


Thai massage

Thai Massage - through stretching, traction and pressure - helps to release the body's energy flow and thus leads to a state of relaxation and balance.

This therapeutic method is based on the principle that in the human body there are lines of energy that, if subjected to an imbalance or energetic blockage, can cause discomfort and even illness

Benefits of oriental massage

  • Relaxation of body and mind;
  • Reduction of stress and anxiety;
  • Stimulation of positive feelings;
  • Energy boost;
  • Increased self-esteem;
  • Improved respiratory capacity;
  • Promotion of blood circulation;
  • Favoring lymphatic drainage;
  • Balance of the digestive system;
  • Muscle toning;
  • Improved skin elasticity;
  • Strengthening the immune system in general.


Contraindications of oriental massage

We know that the benefits are many, but before booking a session, it is also worth knowing the contraindications of oriental massage in Porto, as not everyone can receive this type of treatment.

Oriental massages cannot be given to people with spinal trauma, tumors, cancer, thrombosis, recent fractures, fever or infections.

It is also not recommended for pregnant women and people with circulation problems, heart problems, varicose veins, osteoporosis, diabetes, blood inflammation and skin diseases.

In addition to taking into account the contraindications of oriental massages, it is important to choose a massage center in Porto with trained and certified therapists to guarantee a quality massage, like the Genuine Trantric therapists!