Tui-Na (Pron. Twee-Nar) is used in the hospitals of China just as we (the West) would visit a Chiropractor, Osteopath or physiotherapist. Its roots go back 6000 years so is the most tried and tested massage therapy in the world.
HOW IS TUI-NA PERFORMED?
Generally, lying down either on your front or back but it depends on what is being treated. Massage is performed through loose clothing so there is no need to disrobe.
WHY IS TUI-NA DIFFERENT?
Unlike many bone crunching techniques of the West, Tui-Na is a very gentle therapy that concentrates on relaxing muscles for joint alignment to happen naturally. If a joint is out of place and it is forced (manipulated) into place it will likely spring back to where it was due to muscle tension. Tui-Na has the techniques to lengthen the tight muscles concerned and allow the joint to stay in place comfortably.
WHAT CAN TUI-NA TREAT?
Tui-Na can be used for a variety of purposes, from general relaxing massage to sports injuries and medical realignment. Interestingly, the history of Tui-Na started with where western techniques are today but as techniques became more refined, the emphasis went to advanced muscle relaxation as opposed to joint manipulations.
BUT I JUST WANT A GOOD MASSAGE…
You can rest assured you are in good hands. Massage is performed through loose clothing so there is no need to disrobe. Tui-Na can be used for gentle bodily massage to invigorate or to relax. Anything that’s tight will be eased away and anything that is deficient will be nourished.
I use what works! I combine Western and Eastern techniques to provide the appropriate healing strategy for you.