TUINA MASSAGE TREATMENT
Tuina Massage (pronounced twee-nah) is one of the Chinese healing arts of deep massage & manipulation. This is a fundamental part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tuina is a very effective therapy for a wide array of ailments & is performed on the massage couch or on a chair. Tuina massage is performed over clothing through a series of techniques involving kneading, grasping, tapping, pressing, rotating, rolling, rocking & many more to remove tension in the muscles & blockages of Chi in the meridians. Tuina means to 'push & grasp' & this reflects this massage is intense & vigorous combined with stimulation on acupressure points.
This is used to treat muscle spasms & cramps, sports injuries, sciatica, arthritis, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, muscular pain, joint stiffness, reduce scar tissue, to name a few ailments of musculoskeletal system. Other benefits of this massage therapy include alleviation of stress related disorders like insomnia, constipation, headaches. Other disorders relating to digestion, respiratory, lymphatic, circulatory systems. Balancing Chi energy restores balance in the body's energies, manipulation of energy through the meridians & acupressure points.
This makes Tuina a complete massage due to the 2 aspects where East meets West. Firstly, the Western origins of massages works the muscles to help relax them, removing stagnation & allowing blood to flow more freely throughout the area, giving the muscle the optimum chance of repairing itself. Secondly, the Eastern origins works with restoring the balance of Chi. Tuina presses on certain acupressure points in the body's meridians system to stimulate the body's own healing process.