TUINA - CHINESE MEDICAL MASSAGE

Tui Na is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy, Tui meaning “push” and Na meaning “grasp”.

Practiced in China for more than 4000 years Tuina is a deep, penetrating and vigorous massage therapy encompassed within the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) system. Tui Na uses the Traditional Chinese Medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Tui Na utilizes the same diagnostic techniques, energy points and meridians as those in Acupuncture. Instead of needles, Tui Na applies deep pressure in addition to other techniques to stimulate the meridians. The meridian system is a complex network of energy pathways that support the flow of Qi. Meridians connect all of the internal organs and various tissue structures throughout the entire body.

Tui Na uses a variety of hand techniques and passive/active stretching to restore and correct anatomical muscular-skeletal interaction, joint disorder and neuro-muscular irregularities. It increases the circulation of Qi and Blood, to release toxins, facilitate healing and prevent further injury.
Common Conditions Tuina Can Treat

Tui Na is very effective in treating chronic pain associated with muscular-skeletal disorders such as sports injuries, muscle spasms, neck, shoulder and back pain, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, frozen shoulder, joint pain (including arthritis), and sciatica. It is also beneficial for chronic conditions such as headaches, migraine, tension, constipation, and insomnia. Tui Na Massage relieves stress and induces a deep relaxation affecting the energetic, mental, emotional, and physical layers of the body promoting vitality and general overall well-being.

The massage may be performed with the client dressed in loose relaxed clothing.