Chinese Massage

Tui na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the patient to a state of balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.  The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, and massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculo-skeletal conditions.  Tui na is an integral part of TCM and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Chinese medicine.  Many Martial Arts schools also teach Tui na to their advanced students for the treatment and management of injury and pain due to training.

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