Tui Na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that is highly effective for the release of muscle tension.
TCM treatment has been classified as “external” or “internal” treatment. Tui na was one in every of the external treatment and is considered a suitable form of therapy for PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, particularly suitable for the elderly and infants. Many hospitals include tui na as a conventional treatment, and specifically target infants, adults, orthopaedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation and medicine.
The name comes from two of the actions: tui means “to push” and na means “to lift and squeeze.” Techniques can be gentle or quite firm. Tui Na therapeutic massages utilise hard pressure to reach deep muscle tissues, which is similar to sports massages. Our Tui Na therapists may press, tap, and knead with palms, fingertips, knuckles to
- relax muscles
- relieve muscle spasm
- restore misplaced muscles to their original locations
- promote Qi and blood circulation
- and release tight muscle knots
All these will effectively relieve any soreness and tension to the muscles, thus improving pain and mobility. If you suffer from neck and shoulder pain with tension headaches, it should help to relieve these too.
The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to help within the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, likewise as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.
Each Tui Na session normally lasts for about 60 minutes, with about 30 to 40 minutes dedicated to the Neck, Back and Shoulders. The remaining time will be used to massage the limbs and head to ensure a well-balanced massage therapy session. After a Tui Na treatment session, it is normal to experience soreness, swelling and skin redness. These symptoms will slowly dissipate over the next few days.