What is Tui na?
Tui na (pronounced ‘twee na’) is a form of Chinese massage therapy developed specifically for healing. Tui na is one of the four main branches of Chinese medicine – the other three being acupuncture, herbal medicine and Qi Gong.
Archaelogical studies date the use of Tui na to around 3000 BC, making it older than other forms of massage and body work, and indeed the first form of Chinese medicine practised.
How does Tui na work?
Tui na is both a form of physical bodywork and a subtle energy medicine. As a physical therapy it can be used to release muscles, tendons and ligaments, facilitating movement and reducing pain. As a form of energy medicine, it can be used to promote the flow of Qi, to restore balance and strengthen the body and mind.
Tui na techniques
Tui na uses the same energetic system used in acupuncture, but treatment is done without the use of needles. Tui na techniques include acupressure, finger, thumb, hand, arm and elbow movements, combined with rolling, pressing, pushing, stroking and grasping techniques.
Tui na can be vigorous and physically active or subtle and still, depending on the style of practitioner and the requirements of the treatment. Each Tui na technique has its own therapeutic qualities.
What conditions can Tui na treat?
Tui na is a safe, calming and effective treatment for many internal and external conditions. It is often used in combination with other therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture.
Please contact Houri on 07814 500418 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a Tui na treatment.
She is happy to talk in more detail about Tui na and how it can support you.