TUI NA MASSAGE
Tui Na is an ancient form of Chinese bodywork that encompasses a combination of massage, acupressure, and body manipulation. Applying pressure to specific acupoints, meridians, and groups of muscles and nerves can release any blockages that are preventing the free flow of Qi. It works to harmonize Yin and Yang in the body through the manipulation of Qi in the acupuncture channels; restoring this balance of energy in the body leads to improved health and vitality. The practice is most successful at treating pain associated with the neck, shoulders, back, or sciatic nerve; however, it is designed to improve and restore the flow of Qi, resulting in entire-body improvements (not just in one area). It not only corrects specific problems, but also aims to prevent them in the future.
IS TUI NA FOR ME?
Tui Na may be right for you if you are suffering from any of the following conditions:
- Chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, or skeletal system
- Joint pain (arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, pain located in the neck, back, or shoulder region
- Chronic conditions including insomnia, constipation, headaches, migraines, stress-associated tension
WHAT TO EXPECT:
While many techniques of Tui Na are similar to conventional Western massage, it is much more therapeutic in nature rather than prioritizing a relaxed or sedated state. In fact, a session may be quite vigorous and leave one feeling slightly sore, with the advantage being its ability to focus on a specific problem. Tui Na does not solely work on muscles, bones, and joints, but rather works with the body’s energy at a deeper level. Mental, physical, and emotional health is maintained by the body’s balance of energy.