Tui-Na (Chinese Massage)
Is a form of Oriental Massage that has been used in China for centuries. the details of tuina’s techniques and uses were originally documented in The Yellow Emperor’s Classics of Internal Medicine, which was written about 2,500 years ago. Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, Moxibustion, cupping, Chinese patent medicine, Tuina is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles and the Chinese Meridian system of TCM and is a combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation, Tuina works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of chi, removing these blockages restores the balance of chi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm. The name comes from two of the actions: tui means “to push” and na means “to lift and squeeze. “These techniques stimulate the acupressure points and are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions. As with many other TCM practices, there are different schools which vary in their approach to the discipline.