If you are not familiar with this type of massage therapy please find below answers to the most common questions we are asked.
INTRODUCING TUINA MASSAGE
Tui-Na (pronounced twee-nah) which means Tui ‘Push’ Na ‘Grasp massage originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork. TuiNa balances the yin and yang in the body through therapeutic massage, and these techniques have been used for more than 4000 years.
Tuina massage stimulates the flow of blood (Qi) to promote balance and harmony within the body using many of the same principles of acupuncture. Treatments addresses specific areas of concern and allows your body to heal itself.
The philosophy and principles of TuiNa massage are based on traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on emotional and physical components of a person’s well-being, as well as aspects such as climate, relationships, and diet.
IS TUINA A MEDICAL MASSAGE?
TuiNa is used in Traditional Chinse Hospitals and clinics throughout China for thousands of years and continues to be used in modern TCM hospitals to this day.
DO YOU WEAR CLOTHES DURING TUINA?
TuiNa is practiced on fully clothed Patient’s under a cotton sheet, so you remain fully clothed* (Neck, Forearm, Calf)
*if required fire cupping a part of clothing would be lifted up or if a calf massage is needed or forearm.
IS TUINA PAINFUL?
TuiNa can be soft and gentle or firm massage, depending on the treatment given, treating many conditions.
Cupping is suction created (fire or Pump) which pulls the skin tissue/ muscle into the cup, which pulls up depending on how much suction is used would depend how much is pulled. Cupping Can cause temporary bruising and soreness depending on the amount of suction used.
BENEFITS OF CUPPING?
Pain relief in the affected area, and muscle relaxation. Stagnated blood being pulled to the surface and removed. This also helps increase blood flow to a muscle.
WHAT IS CHI?
Creates warmth, allows blood movement Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your organs and muscles, which help with your day to day life, also it helps your body healing itself, Blood also helps remove Carbon Dioxide and waste particles away from your body via, your Kidneys, Lungs And digestive system.
TuiNa speeds up healing progress, promotes the healing process, sports injury, Increased mobility, relives joint pain, lower back, shoulder pain, headaches, neck pain, increase energy, poor posture, relaxing* , prevents injuries.
*After treatments, your body may feel sensitive for 24 hours after which, your body will feel relaxed and GREAT!!