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Massage

Tui Na massage therapy

Acupuncture without needles!

If the thought of needles sends you running then Tui Na is for you!

Tui Na is a massage which predates the use of acupuncture in China. It is thought that acupuncture points were discovered through massage. Tui Na along with acupuncture, herbs and Qi Gong are the four aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  

Tui Na can be used alongside acupuncture during a treatment to balance the flow of Qi, clear any blockages and strengthen organs.  This in turn helps to eliminate pain and illness.  It is also used when needles are to be avoided. 

Unlike other massages, Tui Na is performed through clothing.  The practitioner will apply pressure to varying degrees by feeling for blockages and stimulating acupuncture points.  As with acupuncture, Tui Na uses the meridians but has the added benefit that it can move Qi and Blood in the  sinew channels.  

Tui Na has stages to the massage:

Adaptive:  Techniques to relax the muscles and sinews.

Analgesic:  Techniques to move Qi or clear blockages in specific channels or sinews to resolve pain and imbalance. Techniques are also applied to strengthen organs via acupuncture points. 

Dissipative: Techniques to move Qi at the end of a treatment.

 

Please note that this type of massage is unlike other massages as it is adapted to cater for your individual Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis. As with acupuncture, Tui Na uses the meridians but has the added benefit that it can move Qi (energy) and Blood in the muscles & sinews.  

Please allow 70 mins for the first treatment & 60 mins for subsequent treatments.

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