Tuina is an ancient healing art that uses the hands to press on key points on the surface of the body. When points are stimulated, they release tension, increase circulation, and help the body's healing process.
Tuina is translated as Tui -‘Push’ and Na -‘Grasp’. For over two hundred years, Tuina has been used in place of physiotherapy, osteopathy, and chiropractic in China and it is gaining recognition throughout the world as an effective alternative to these therapies. Since 2010, Tuina has been recognised in China as a distinct medical system.
A Tuina practitioner can stimulate many points during a single treatment and dredge many channels/meridians compared to acupuncture. For example, 400 needles may be too much for the patient to handle at any one time. Tuina can also work on the muscles near the trauma and break down adhesions and scar tissue at local level to increase the blood flow, nutrients, and oxygen (chi) to carry away damaged tissue.
Tuina massage offers a wide range of benefits, both physiological and psychological, increasing well-being and speeding up the body’s ability to heal itself. Tuina works with a wide range of complaints including: neck pain, stress, headache, migraine, back pain, sciatica, rheumatism, arthritis, joint or movement pain, ankle or wrist pain, sports injuries, insomnia, stomach problems, hormonal and other issues.