What is Chinese Massage (Tui Na)？
Chinese Massage, know as Tui Na, is a recognized form of traditional Chinese therapy for
a wide range of health problems which uses wave like motions and rhythms
to loosen joints, nourish the muscles and encourage the flow of qi. Also known as meridian
massage it opens stagnant acupressure channels and encourages the flow
of qi to any deficient areas. It improves mobility, fluidity and works
from a place of bringing balance and optimal functioning to the body,
mind and spirit.
Like all forms of massage, many of the effects of Tui Na are brought
about simply by its function of simulating the flow of Qi, blood, and
body fluids. Many of our health problems are caused by blockages in
these vital substances, leading to pain, swelling, a build-up of toxins,
and other symptoms. Getting things moving again re-establishes the
proper functioning of the body and the recovery of damaged tissues.
Tui Na works holistically, treating the mind through the body and vice
versa. It leaves people with a deep sense of physical and mental relaxation,
revitalisation and well-being. An important effect of Tui Na is to
bring a person’s awareness back to their own
body and what’s going on in it an essential first step in any healing
What will I get from a Tui Na Massage?
Almost anyone will benefit from receiving Tui Na massage, but areas
in which it has been found to be particularly effective include: Pain
(back pain, headaches, migraine, ‘frozen shoulder’, arthritis,
repetitive strain injury, trapped nerves, sports injuries, etc.);
Stress (tiredness, weakness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weak immune
system, etc.); Digestion (constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, etc.);
Women’s problems (PMT, painful or irregular periods, etc.);
Paralysis (stroke, facial paralysis, numbness, etc.).