Tui na is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tui na uses the Traditional Chinese Medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tui na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
There are dozens of different forms of Oriental Bodywork. Each one has its own diverse technique and heritage. There are styles from China, Japan, Korea and other countries throughout the Far East. They all share a similar foundation in theory and philosophy and they differ mostly in technique. Most forms of Oriental Bodywork Therapy include manipulation along the energy channels of the body, which affect the flow and balance of the life current (Qi) within the body-mind.
Tui na methods include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi, and manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone-setting).
Tui na very effective for treating the following conditions;
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Spinal and rib cage pain
Hip, knee & ankle pain
Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain
Temporomandibular Joint pain
Chronic stress related disorders
Helps respiration and digestion
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