Tui Na is a traditional Chinese body therapy which has been developed and used over thousands of years. It involves massage, acupressure and gentle manipulation. The name Tui Na comes from two of the fundamental techniques, Tui – which is to push and Na – which is to grasp.
It is suitable for a wide range of complaints such as :
Headaches and migraines
Stress and anxiety
And many more!
Every client is an individual and will be treated in the way which suits them most. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm.
Tui Na is often used in conjunction with fire cupping, which is a way of decompressing tissues, relaxing muscles and allowing better flow of blood, and therefore healing. Cupping is often used at injury sites, and also to soften an area which is being worked on with tui na. It also enables the practitioner to work at a deeper level without causing unnecessary pain to the client.
During Tui Na treatment the clothes are generally kept on and you are treated through a specific sheet. If cupping is needed then direct access to the skin is required. Oils such as almond oil will sometimes be used on the skin. Various herbal liniments may also be used. Their uses will be explained if applicable.
Once a full picture of your health has been obtained a treatment plan will be proposed. Bear in mind that you as the patient always have the right to choose! The plan will be discussed and you then decide if you are also comfortable with this. Dependant on your condition and how you respond to treatment will depend how many treatments you will require. Lifestyle and dietary advice may also be given, along with any suggested stretching and breathing exercises should you require these.