What is Tui-Na Massage?
Tui-Na (pronounced “twee nah”) is a therapeutic form of massage that uses a combination of acupuncture, and various hand techniques. Tui-Na has been used in China for more than 5,000 years, and has been gaining international attention for its safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
This complementary and alternative Chinese medicine modality makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body and bringing it back to balance. By applying pressure to meridians, acupoints, and groups of muscles and nerves ( by using fingers, hands, elbows, knee or foot ), tui-na removes blockages and works deeply with the positive energy of the body.
Benefits and treatment
A typical session of tui-na massage may vary from thirty minutes to an hour. The session timings may vary depending on the patient's needs and condition.
Clients remain clothed, wearing loose clothing. Tui-na methods can include soft tissue massage, manipulation, acupressure in conjunction with herbal compresses, ointments, liniments, and heat. The best part of the therapy is that it relaxes as well as energizes the person.
The main benefit of tui-na massage is that it focuses on the specific problem, whether if it is an acute or a chronic pain associated with the joints, muscles or a skeletal system. This technique is beneficial in reducing neck pain, shoulder, hip, back, arm, high, leg and ankle disorders. It is a very effective therapy for arthritis, pain, sciatica and muscle spasms.
Other benefits of tui-na massage include alleviation of stress related disorders like insomnia, constipation, headaches and other disorders related to digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
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