What is Tuina?
Tui na (“twee nah”) meaning “push pluck” is a Chinese medical massage based on the principles of Traditional Chinese medicine. Tui na releases muscle tension to increase blood flow and stimulate the body’s own healing processes. Where there has been trauma or injury to the muscles, Tui na breaks down scar tissue and adhesions.
Tui na is performed with the patient fully clothed and covered by a cotton sheet which increases the practitioners sensitivity, easily identifying the areas requiring treatment. Tui na is wonderfully relaxing and invigorating. It is suitable for all ages, as a general massage or for treatment of pain and injury.
What are the benefits of Tuina massage?
Tuina works with the same principles of Chinese medicine as acupuncture. Patients come to me with a variety of problems whether it’s back or joint pain, lack of flexibility or general muscle tension for example but find that other niggling problems can improve as well.
It’s important as we get older to maintain strength and flexibility in our musculature which also benefits our bodies internally. For those who practise a lot of sport, regular bodywork such as tuina massage is essential to prevent injury. For those who sit at computers all day, the posture can become very ‘hunched’. This can inhibit our breathing and digestion.
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