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Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage

What is Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage?

Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage is a gentle but firm massage to the hands and arms, it can often bring immediate relief from tension in these areas.

Hand massages are especially appreciated by people who use their hands often for activities like word processing, repetitive tasks, hobbies such as knitting, playing tennis or weight lifting, or for more heavy usage such as mechanical or physical labour.

Any condition that creates an energy blockage in the head, shoulders or upper spine responds very well to hand massage. It’s also useful to ‘open up’ a client and help them move, on if they are very stuck and grounded in a physical sense.

Physical conditions can block emotional and spiritual growth, which is where the link between the hands and the subtler energy of the body is helpful. Hands are more personal than feet, for example, and some TLC from the therapist can do wonders for emotional trauma.


Eastern medicine believes there are energy channels/acupuncture meridians which allow Qi (life-force) to flow through the body. Acupuncture is the best known use of the meridian system, the specific pathway lines in the human body along which are found many hundreds of acupressure points (Tsubo). According to these theories, pressure can be used to impact the flow of Qi, and thus the body. Therefore, pressing these points with specific intent and at certain angles is believed to cause a balancing of Qi circulation in the body.

Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage can be applied very easily, it is a mix of massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points, all of which Katie is qualified in.

Some clients with low pain thresholds and painful hand may initially find the treatment a little painful, however Katie will ensure that she takes extra time to warm the area up and applies the correct amount of pressure to suit each client individually, building up the pressure very gradually. After several treatments tolerance levels will increase.


Duration and Frequency of Treatments: Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage will last about 30 minutes.

It’s more effective to receive Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage on a regular basis rather than several treatments in a short period of time and then nothing for several months. It is not recommended to exceed one session per day, and one or two sessions a week should be sufficient for most.

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