Liang Jun grew up in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. (Jun – pronounced “Jween” – is her first name. Chinese reverse the name order.) Born in 1963 soon after the beginning of the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, she was sent by her cautious parents at age two to live with her remarkable peasant grandparents far, far into the ancient countryside of western China three hours walk from the nearest road.
Unusually tall and intelligent, her grandfather, Liang Wei Zhong, grew fruits and vegetables that he carried in two baskets suspended from a stick across his shoulders with little Jun trotting alongside during the four hour walk to market. He also advised neighbors on the feng shui of their houses and burial sites. Jun’s grandmother, Xu Gui Qing was the local healer who practiced traditional massage, moxibustion, acupuncture, cupping and herbs in addition to cooking and weaving. Every night saw at least eleven people – aunts, uncles, brother, son-in-law, daughters, grandchildren – at the long wooden table for supper. Everything was natural and organic – chemicals for farming were yet unheard of in this region. These were Jun’s formative years.
At age ten, it was safe for Jun to return so she rejoined her parents and took up her formal education. After graduating from high school, she took a job in a trading company to help support her family and ended up after many years as the manager of a department store.
In 2003 she met her future American husband. By May 2005, she had married him and moved to the United States. Almost immediately, though, she returned to China to pursue her lifelong dream of getting formal training in traditional Chinese healing techniques. In August 2006, she received her certificate in acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese massage from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While in Chengdu, she also studied Tai Chi under renowned five generation teacher Mei Ying Sheng.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: On October 1, 2017, I retired from my massage practice. Thanks so much to all my clients over the years for your patronage and friendship! I don't have any current plans to restart my practice in the future but who knows? Meanwhile, I'm going to enjoy being home full time on our farm helping to develop our farm vacation business.