How’s your Qi?

Qi GongAdmit it — you’ve passed the sign dozens of times, and always wondered if it was worth it.

Well, last night, Dr. Han Jia Sun himself was standing in the doorway as I walked by, and caught me reading the sign. “Best massage you’ll ever have,” he said. After a little bit of haggling, I found myself led up an ancient elevator to a tiny room in the Granville Medical Arts Building to receive my first Qi Gong massage. An hour’s worth of squeezing, pounding, rubbing, stretching, flipping, and cracking later, I felt better than I had in years (even despite some residual flu symptoms from earlier this week), and I had to admit, the claim, while difficult to prove, was still not too far off base.

Dr. Sun studied massage therapy and acupressure in Shanghai, China, and has been practicing the Qi Gong style of massage for 19 years. His original office was on Dundas Street, but since he moved to his new location at 825 Granville St, just South of Robson, he has the benefit of a lot more foot traffic, not to mention the side benefit of getting your Qi realigned to a funky Granville St soundtrack through the open window at your feet.

Dr. Sun will tell you proudly about the time he had the honour of welcoming the former Prime Minister of Japan onto his massage table, but no political credentials are required to experience his skills firsthand. Just drop by if you’re in the neighbourhood and tell him what ails you.

1 Comment so far

  1. Man Kong Chan (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

    Nice post. Personally, I have tons of aches and pains. Does anyone know if Qi Gong massage is covered via any extended health plans? Though having the title ‘Dr’ is kinda kewl, I almost prefer my receipts from masseurs to have RMT as part of their title.

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