Tui Na is a form of massage developed in China as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture and acupressure. Great treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, especially those effecting the back, hip, neck, shoulder.
Tui na for the face and head
This massage is often used for facial treatments in conjunction with acupuncture. It improves energy flow, blood circulation and muscle tone around the face, helping to revitalise the complexion (without resort to any cosmetic intervention!). This massage can be used to alleviate pain that comes with sinus congestion, headaches, neck tension. Also great for de-stressing and for general relaxation.
Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Daoist principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of traditional Chinese medicine into 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 chi (wei qi) and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm. The name comes from two of the actions: tui means "to push" and na means "to lift and squeeze." Other strokes include shaking and tapotement. The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, and the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.