His master, Sui Zhuoqin, is his aunt (father’s sister). Her teacher is Liu Xizeng who was a famous massage doctor in Beijing and Tianjin in the middle of the last century. Master Liu’s master, An Cunru, once was also an abdominal massage master famous around the whole country. Master An had the same fame with four famous doctor at that time and many people used to call him Taoist An, meaning he used to stay in the temple and did some research about Taoism culture. (Master Sui graduated from medical school. Afterwards, she learned ancient massage with grand master Liu under the hospital’s arrangement. She was intelligent and hardworking, so Mr. Liu taught her lots of good techniques.
In accordance to what was said dating back to the ancestors of our school, the old massage method was founded by the master of Zen, who was the first master of Chinese Buddhism. According to the statement, the old massage method already had a history of 1,500 years. Later the massage method was expanded to the Wutai Mountain and then it was progressed to the elder of Puji from Southern Tai of Wutai Mountain in the late Qing dynasty until today.
On account of the fact that the method was less known by people, hence before the 20th century, there was no relevant records of the theory, principles and methods about the old massage practice in Chinese medical history. Also because the ancient massage method was limited merely in some temples of Wutai Mountain and less used among people, despite its popularity among the royal family, therefore common people can't enjoy it.
After the ancient massage, one may feel comfort in both the eyes and the ears. It will help make the internals organs stronger and the external circulations of the veins and arteries work well, so a person can have a healthier and longer life.
In the sixties and seventieth of last century, both of them used to work for famous officials in Beijing and Tianjin. For example, the Commander of the Beijing Military Region, major of Tianjin, and some other national leaders. He received praise from everyone he worked with. Grand master Liu used to be the private massage doctor for Liu Bocheng who was a famous Chinese army general.
Ancient massage is originated from Buddhism and Taoism. It attaches more importance to the combination of Qi and energy. Treatment mainly depends on the doctor’s heart, mind, Qi and energy combining with his vital Qi. It also can function in patients’ corresponding meridians, points or body parts, stimulate and adjust the patient's body essence and attack the patient's pathogens.
Because ancient massage is a kind of special “Qi-transforming massage” and “Qi Gong massage”, doctors need to practice everyday according to the technique characters and categories. Thus, we can improve health and accumulate the “energy” and “Qi” so as to supplement and make full use of the combination of them. Finally, it can improve the result of the treatment.
The main part of the ancient massage is the belly, the spine and human limbs are auxiliary. The main characteristics are: adjust gestural cavity and Qi-blood, dredge meridians, and provoke the function that patience can heal the injuries by themselves. It will expand and confirm the Chinese medicine because of the judgments, techniques and treatment. It provides a new way to cure evolving diseases. It is valuable. Ancient message has its own theoretic system and evolution. It also is called “live fossil of traditional massage”. Now ancient massage has become the national intangible cultural heritage project.
Body points map.