Traditional Chinese Massage in Yangshuo

Doctor Lily’s famous health improvements

How about a massage after a day on the bicycle in the Yangshuo Guilin area? A Traditional Chinese massage in Yangshuo is a uniqueopportunity to experience the ancient tradition of Chinese massage to give your body a nice relaxed feel. With Dr. Lily, located right in the heart of Yangshuo, you have found the best to experience a traditional Chinese massage.

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Dr. Lily is trained in Nanning and has a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Dr. Lily speaks excellent English, has a good sense of humor and has worked in several hospitals (Yangshuo, Baisha, Guilin).

And in case you need hospital service, Dr. Lily will be able to help you in advising and she could help you as a translator.

What does Dr. Lily provides?

Most people visit Dr. Lily to enjoy a full body massage or foot massage.

Being trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (what is it? read more here), Dr. Lily is able to make a diagnose based on the principles of the ancient traditions of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In September 2008 I was in Yangshuo and had several foot massages because of an injury on my right ankle. Dr. Lily was able to heal the ankle with massage (“no pain no gain” was her motto… hmmm, but it did work very well) and Chinese medicine. But she offers more:

Physical Diagnosis

Dr Lily Li uses the traditional way to diagnose your condition. She will look at your tongue (especially any coating), eyes, face, skin and nails.

  • ask you questions as appropriate
  • and feel your pulse
  • before making her prognosis. The results are often a surprise to the patient.

Therapeutic Massage

Dr Lily yangshuoDr Lily Li’s clinic offers two types of Therapeutic Body Massage (Tui Na). Tui Na can be used to treat specific injuries and is especially effective for those in the neck and low back.

The second form of Tui Na uses manipulation of special points to restore balance to the body’s Yin and Yang. This will increase your overall energy levels, which is wonderful part way through a long trip.

Special herbal oils or fresh herbs, with secret ingredients to heal the body or aid the balance between Yin and Yang, enhance the effects of the massage and leave you with an excellent feeling afterwards.

With training, it is possible to massage yourself. Special massages can be used to keep yourself healthy. The focus can be on a specific body part such as the eyes or stomach, or used to control overall nerves and stress.

Relaxation Massage

Compared with Tui Na, this form of massage is more suitable after a long trip.

Dr Lily Li uses special herbal oils or fresh herbs to give a massage that will leave you feeling just great.

Foot Reflexology

Massage is applied to specific areas of the feet, corresponding with organs in the body. The pressure applied draws down Qi (energy) and Xue (blood) clearing blockages and restoring normal function.

Those with poor circulation report considerable benefit from this therapeutic massage.

The front room of Dr. Lily's new shop
The front room of Dr. Lily’s new shop


hot cupping results
Results of hot cupping, courtesy of Dr. LilyThe power of suction is used to draw Qi (energy) to specific areas on the surface of the body and to remove toxins.

This technique is most often applied to treat poor circulation but is also effective against adverse effects of Wind-Cold and certain other conditions including persistent coughs, gastro-intestinal disorders, fatigue and paralysis.

You should be aware that Hot-cupping produces red marks on the skin. These fade after a few days.


Any edge can be used to scrape the skin. Traditionally, the rim of a small horn is used to scrape along meridian lines to break up stagnation, regulate organs and expel pathogens.

Scraping has been found to be beneficial for those with fever or vomiting, and some believe that it can work against some forms of cancer.


According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi (energy) to flow from areas of excess to areas of deficiency thereby restoring balance.

Dr. Lily Li inserts high quality silver needles (always new for each session) into acu-points to get Qi (energy) and Xue (Blood) flowing, and to relieve pain.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a whole range of common ailments including circulatory disorders, emotional and psychological disorders and addictions.

Acupuncture is not painful and is safe. Just let us know if you have a pacemaker or tend to bleed/bruise easily.

Dr. Lily's new shop in Yangshuo
Dr. Lily’s shop in Yangshuo

Traditional Chinese Herbal Bath

If there is one place in China to experience a typical Chinese herbal bath, it’s here in Yangshuo.

Massage, Acupuncture and other Courses

Dr Lily Li's shop in Yangshuo

Being trained in traditional healing, Dr. Lily is qualified to give courses in massage and acupuncture.

She offers the following course:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Massage-Therapeutic and Relaxation
  • Acupuncture
  • Hot cupping
  • Foot reflexology
  • Herbal medicine
  • Weight loss program

Dr. Lily offers her courses in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

If you are interested, please make an arrangement with Dr. Lily, you can call +86 773 8814625, or simply walk by at the shop.

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Dr. Lily’s Bao Jian Tea

Chinese Bao Jian Tea is a traditional Chinese Medicine tea developed over 3000 years ago. One of its uses is to ease the aging process. It will reduce skin wrinkling, relieve “tired feeling”, promote body strength and preserves general health.

The traditional Bao Jian Tea is prepared from a secret family recipe that has been successful for generations.

There are several different kinds of tea for a specific purposes. Dr. Lily has a menu available and can explain you which tea would be beneficial for you.

Location Dr.Lily


A full pricelist of Dr. Lily’s service isavailable here:

Where is Dr. Lily located?

The shop of Dr. Lily’s traditional Chinese massage is located at 46 Gui Hua Road, parallel to West. Look at West Street for the Cafe Under The Moon, follow the road to the small bridge. Before the bridge go right. Here you will find Dr. Lily’s first shop.

The brand new shop is the much bigger and just opposite of the old shop. See the map. 

See also our Yangshuo map where Dr. Lily is located.