Tui Na, though relatively unknown in the West, in China is regarded as one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine alongside Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong therapy. Tui Na massage can be performed through clothing or directly on the skin. The techniques work on the soft tissue and can be invigorating or calming.
Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist principles that include attention to posture, alignment and movement, in an effort to bring the body back into balance
These techniques may be accompanied by joint manipulation and acupressure to open the joints and get the blood and energy moving in the muscles and the meridians. Techniques may be gentle and subtle or quite firm and vigorous. The treatments can have a wide range of effects such as calming or energising.
Whilst Tui Na is renowned for its effectiveness in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions and chronic pain, it may also be effective for other problems such as headaches, migraine, and stress amongst others. Tui Na is also an effective way to maintain health, enhance flexibility/mobility and promote wellbeing.
Tui Na Treatment is applied over loose clothing and there is no requirement to undress. On occasion the techniques may be applied directly to the skin.