Benefits of Tuina Massage
Tuina Massage is one of our more therapies and is often combined with either acupuncture, cupping or both. Its popularity is down to:
- Treatment is done through a sheet and you remain clothed.
- Quick results
What Can Tuina Massage Treat?
Tuina’s strength comes from its ability to treat both the physical and energetic systems within the body. This twofold approach is what makes Tuina so effective in treating:
- General aches and pains
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Reduced Movement
- Joint Pain
Tuina is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that follows the theories found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It uses a wide variety of hand techniques, stretches and manipulations to restore the natural balance of the body.
The term Tuina is the combination of two Chinese words, tui (pronounced twee) and na. These two words are joined to describe the core mechanics of Tuina. Tui means to push and na means to grasp. These are two common techniques that are used often in many of the Tuina routines and because of this have found their way into the name itself.
Tuina’s strength comes from its ability to treat both the physical and energetic systems within the body.
The Physical or Yin can be seen as the muscles, tendons, bones and blood within the body. Various hand techniques are used to soften, stretch, warm and relax which will relieve pain and stiffness, increase function and improve range of motion.
The Energetic or Yang can be seen as the qi, channels and acupoints within the body. This is where Tuina surpasses other forms of massage as it has techniques to strongly influence these by removing blockages, warming, cultivating and spreading. Which will also relieve pain and stiffness, increase function and improve range of motion.
This twofold approach is what makes Tuina effective as both a way of treating musculoskeletal issues, internal disease and a form of preventative medicine to keep people healthy.