Chinese Massage (Tui Na) is a recognized form of traditional Chinese therapy for a wide range of
health problems. It uses wave like motions and rhythms to loosen joints, nourish the muscles and
encourage the flow of qi (vital energy which is inherent to good health). Also known as meridian massage
it opens stagnant acupressure channels, improves mobility and fluidity and aims to bring balance and
optimal functioning to the body, mind and spirit.
Like all forms of massage, many of the effects of Tui Na are brought about simply by its function of simulating blood flow and the flow of Qi and bodily fluids. Many health problems are caused by blockages in these vital substances, leading to pain, swelling, a build-up of toxins, and other symptoms. Getting things moving again re-establishes the proper functioning of the body and the recovery of damaged tissues. Tui Na works holistically, treating the mind through the body and vice versa. It leaves people with a deep sense of physical and mental relaxation, revitalisation and well-being. An important effect of Tui Na is to bring a person’s awareness back to their own body and what’s going on in it an essential first step in any healing process.
Almost anyone will benefit from receiving Tui Na massages, but areas in which it has been found to be particularly effective include: Pain (back pain, headaches, migraine, ‘frozen shoulder’, arthritis, repetitive strain injury, trapped nerves, sports injuries, etc.); Stress (tiredness, weakness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weak immune system, etc.); Digestion (constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, etc.); Women’s problems (PMT, painful or irregular periods, etc.) and Paralysis (stroke, facial paralysis, numbness, etc.). You will be surprised at how much of a difference even a single Tui Na massage can make to your health and the way you feel.