Tui Na Massage Therapy (pronounced “Twee Na”) is a form of therapeutic massage, rooted in Taoist principles. Though relatively unknown in the West, in China it is regarded as one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine alongside Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong therapy.
This hands-on therapy focusses on your posture, alignment and movement. A wide range of massage techniques may be used such as grasping, rolling, rubbing, or vibrating.
Techniques work on soft tissue, muscles and joints and may involve joint manipulation to open the joints and acupressure or use of cloths and dowels, all to get the blood and energy moving in the muscles and the meridians, and help bring your body back into balance. The treatments can be invigorating or calming, subtle or firm. The treatments can have a wide range of effects such as calming or energising.
Well-known for its effectiveness in treating musculo-skeletal conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, sports related injuries and chronic pain, Tui Na may also be effective for other problems such as headaches, sleep difficulties, and stress amongst others. It can also be effective in maintaining and enhancing flexibility and mobility, and promoting health and wellbeing.
Tui Na Treatment can be applied over loose clothing and there is no requirement to undress although some techniques may be applied directly to the skin.
A detailed assessment will be made at your first appointment. This will include questions about your health history and lifestyle as well as details of your main complaint and a physical assessment followed by a treatment.
Please wear loose comfortable clothing to your appointments. It is advised not to have a heavy meal before a treatment.