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The Name Massage in Chinese / Japanese...

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Massage

China àn mó
Japan an ma
Massage Wall Scroll

按摩 is a very common word for massage in China, Japan, and Korea.

In many cases, and perhaps traditionally, this is massage performed by a blind person. However, in modern times, this is a very generic term for any kind of massage. This can range from a massage for health from a blind masseur or masseuse, a proper deep tissue massage by a professional masseuse, or an illicit massage that includes a "happy ending."

Beauty Shop / Beauty Salon

China měi róng diàn
Beauty Shop / Beauty Salon Wall Scroll

美容店 is how to write "Beauty Shop" or "Beauty Salon." If you own such a business, this would make a nice wall scroll to hang up - and many of your Asian customers will be able to read and appreciate it. When traveling in China, you will see signs like this in the window of any place that offers full services of hair styling, manicures, pedicures, and often shampoo with head and back massage.

However, as a handmade wall scroll, this becomes a very fancy piece of artwork that shows the high class of your business (a great sign for your window, if you don't get direct sunlight).

Reiki

China líng qì
Japan reiki
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靈氣 is the title of a healing practice that is now found throughout the world but with origins in Japan.

Special note: Outside of the context of the healing practice of Reiki, this means "aura" or "spiritual essence that surrounds all living things." A Japanese person not familiar with the practice will take the "aura" meaning.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also heals. It can be compared to massage but is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If your life force energy is low, you'll be more likely to get sick or feel stress. If your life force energy is abundant and flowing well, you become more capable of being happy and healthy.

There is a lot of information available if you want to Google this term - my job is to offer the calligraphy, while you can decide if it is right for you.

Note: We are showing the ancient (traditional) form of the Reiki Kanji. I have seen Reiki written with both the slightly simplified version and this more classic form. If you want the form of Reiki with the two strokes in the shape of an X on the second character and the modern first character, simply click on the Kanji characters to the right.

Note: 靈氣 is also a Chinese word but in Chinese, these characters create a word that refers to a smart person or someone with high aspirations. It is not read as a healing method in Chinese.
In Korean Hanja, this can be read as "mysterious atmosphere" by a Korean who is not familiar with the practice of Reiki (still has a cool meaning in Korean).

Therapeutic Massage

China tuī ná
Therapeutic Massage Wall Scroll

推拿 is "Tui Na," a Chinese version of therapeutic massage.

The title suggest a pushing and pulling motion.

In reality, this is the most legitimate form of massage in China. Seeing this on a sign in front of a building tells you it's a place for health improvement via massage. No mistaking this for any illicit version of massage.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

按摩

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Mandarin àn mó / an4 mo2
Taiwan an mo
Japanese anma あんま
Chinese massage; to massage
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) massage, esp. the Anma Japanese type of massage; (2) (sensitive word) masseur; masseuse; massager; (3) (archaism) (colloquialism) blind person (as many were traditionally massagers)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Mandarin róu / rou2
Taiwan jou
Chinese to knead; to massage; to rub

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Mandarin tuī / tui1
Taiwan t`ui / tui
Japanese sui
Chinese to push; to cut; to refuse; to reject; to decline; to shirk (responsibility); to put off; to delay; to push forward; to nominate; to elect; massage
To push away, recede from, decline, resign, push, put, put of; investigate.

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導引


导引

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Mandarin dǎo yǐn / dao3 yin3
Taiwan tao yin
Japanese dōin
Chinese same as 引導|引导[yin3 dao3]; Dao Yin, Daoist exercises involving breathing, stretching and self-massage
To lead.

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捏脊

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Mandarin niē jǐ / nie1 ji3
Taiwan nieh chi
Chinese form of therapeutic massage, mainly for children, in which a roll of skin is squeezed, working from the base of the spine to the neck (TCM)

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捶背

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Mandarin chuí bèi / chui2 bei4
Taiwan ch`ui pei / chui pei
Chinese to massage sb's back by pounding it lightly with one's fists

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揉む

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Japanese momu もむ
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to rub; to crumple; (2) to massage; (3) to argue; to have a heated discussion; (4) to train; to coach; (5) to jostle; to crowd; to shake; to rock; (6) to have various experiences (out in the world)

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泰式

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Mandarin tài shì / tai4 shi4
Taiwan t`ai shih / tai shih
Chinese Thai-style (of food, massage etc)

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指圧

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Japanese shiatsu しあつ
Japanese (noun/participle) finger pressure massage or therapy

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按蹻


按跷

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Mandarin àn qiāo / an4 qiao1
Taiwan an ch`iao / an chiao
Chinese (old) massage

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按腹

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Japanese anpuku あんぷく
Japanese (noun/participle) ventral massage

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折枝

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Mandarin zhé zhī / zhe2 zhi1
Taiwan che chih
Japanese orie おりえ
Chinese massage
Japanese (female given name) Orie

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推油

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Mandarin tuī yóu / tui1 you2
Taiwan t`ui yu / tui yu
Chinese oil massage

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敲背

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Mandarin qiāo bèi / qiao1 bei4
Taiwan ch`iao pei / chiao pei
Chinese back-knocking massage

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整体

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Japanese seitai / setai せいたい
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) seitai; manipulative therapy based on Chinese and Japanese traditions, and encompassing osteopathy, massage and chiropractic

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絲足


丝足

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Mandarin sī zú / si1 zu2
Taiwan ssu tsu
Chinese feet and legs in silk stockings (especially in the massage context)

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足療


足疗

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Mandarin zú liáo / zu2 liao2
Taiwan tsu liao
Chinese pedicure; foot massage

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胸推

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Mandarin xiōng tuī / xiong1 tui1
Taiwan hsiung t`ui / hsiung tui
Chinese massage using one's breasts

臀推

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Mandarin tún tuī / tun2 tui1
Taiwan t`un t`ui / tun tui
Chinese massage using one's buttocks

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あん摩

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Japanese anma あんま
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) massage, esp. the Anma Japanese type of massage; (2) (sensitive word) masseur; masseuse; massager; (3) (archaism) (colloquialism) blind person (as many were traditionally massagers)

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ヘルス

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Japanese herusu ヘルス
Japanese (1) health; (2) (abbreviation) type of brothel-massage parlor (parlour)

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揉療治

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Japanese momiryouji / momiryoji もみりょうじ
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (noun/participle) (therapeutic) massage

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揉解す

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Japanese momihogusu もみほぐす
Japanese (transitive verb) to massage

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按摩機

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Japanese anmaki あんまき
Japanese massage machine

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理容院

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Mandarin lǐ róng yuàn / li3 rong2 yuan4
Taiwan li jung yüan
Chinese hairdresser and beauty parlor; barber shop; massage parlor

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肩もみ

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Japanese katamomi かたもみ
Japanese shoulder rub; shoulder massage

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肩叩き

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Japanese katatataki かたたたき
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) shoulder massage (performed by tapotement); (2) tap on the shoulder (request to resign)

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肩揉み

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Japanese katamomi かたもみ
Japanese shoulder rub; shoulder massage

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馬殺雞


马杀鸡

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Mandarin mǎ shā jī / ma3 sha1 ji1
Taiwan ma sha chi
Chinese massage (loanword)

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あんま機

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Japanese anmaki あんまき
Japanese massage machine

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Massage 按摩an ma / anmaàn mó / an4 mo2 / an mo / anmo
Beauty Shop
Beauty Salon
美容店měi róng diàn
mei3 rong2 dian4
mei rong dian
meirongdian
mei jung tien
meijungtien
Reiki 靈氣
灵气 霊気
reikilíng qì / ling2 qi4 / ling qi / lingqi ling ch`i / lingchi / ling chi
Therapeutic Massage 推拿tuī ná / tui1 na2 / tui na / tuina t`ui na / tuina / tui na
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Give Me Strength
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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