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.”