Tui Na

Tui na is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is relatively new to the west but its roots in China are ancient. Archaeological studies have dated it back to around 2,700 BC, making it the grandmother of all forms of body work that exist today.

Tui na can be described as a form of acupressure massage which works on muscle groups, joints, sites of pain and poor circulation. It can be used as extensively as acupuncture but without the use of needles.

Tui na works on the same meridians and points used in acupuncture and employs the same basic theory as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): “Injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the body. Blockages cause pain.”

What to expect from treatment

Tui na is a hands on therapy which is carried out over a thin layer of clothing. It uses a wide range of specific manual techniques, all of which have particular effects and areas of influence. Patients sit on a chair or lie on a couch. A case history will be taken prior to treatment. The massage is usually done using gentle to quite firm pressure using palms, thumbs, fingers, and elbows, added to this are various stretches.

How will I feel after treatment

At the least, you can expect more relaxation and awareness. You may also notice decreased pain levels, more mobility and ease and a greater sense of well-being. If you have any questions about Tui Na please do contact me on ‪07980127560‬ for a free consultation about your individual requirements. It’s important to find the right person for YOU and to feel comfortable about your treatment.