Tui Na

Tui Na FaceTui na is a form of Oriental massage that has been used in China for over 2,000 years. Today, Tui na is being used as a powerful therapeutic extension of traditional western massage methods.Through the application of massage, Tui na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels in the body, allowing it to naturally heal itself. “Tui na” literally means “push, grasp,” referring to the manipulation of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, therefore it has many similar techniques to those of a Western massage therapist.Tui Na Shoulder

Tui na techniques include pressure, friction, and stretching to directly affect the flow of qi and to realign the bones and muscles. It is typically administered with the person fully clothed, without the application of grease or oils. Tui na’s simplicity and focus on specific problems will leave you relaxed and energized, making it both an excellent alternative or extension of traditional Swedish-style massage.

Tui Na neckIn the center of China are flatlands, which are often damp. Many varieties of foods abound and living is peaceful. Conditions that manifest most are colds and people often suffer influenza and Wei syndromes (flaccidity and atrophy syndromes). One should utilize Dao-In exercise, manipulation and Tui-Na massage.

Tui Na backPeople who appear physically sound, but who are depressed or bitter, often develop conditions in the channels and collaterals. One should use acupuncture and moxibustion to treat. People who seem joyous, but appear physically unwell, often manifest conditions of the tendons and bones. One should use warming techniques, massage, and Dao-In exercise. People who are repeatedly startled or traumatized have an obstruction of Qi and blood in the channels and collaterals; they can manifest numbness or paralysis of the extremities. One should use Tui-Na massage to treat.

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