Tui Na is a form of Traditional Chinese Bodywork (massage). In T.C.M. it is referred to as a “Bone setting” technique.
Tui Na is effective treatment for musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Tui-Na’s therapeutic orientation is the Chinese theory of the flow of Qi (energy) through the organ meridians. Through massage and manipulation techniques, Tui-Na establishes a harmonious flow of Qi through the system allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Tui Na’s techniques include:
The use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue
(muscles and tendons) of the body.
Acupressure techniques directly affect the flow of Qi. Manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (Chinese bone-setting). External herbal poultices, compresses, liniments, and salves may also be used to enhance other therapeutic methods.
Please Note: Tui-Na is not a mild, sedating and relaxing massage! It tends to be more task oriented than ordinary massage. Contraindications include conditions involving fractures, phlebitis, infectious conditions, open wounds, and lesions.
Loose fitting clothing is recommended for Tui-Na treatments.