Tuina is the most tried and tested massage therapy in the world. It is an Ancient healing art that employs the use of the hands to press on key points on the surface of the body. When these are points stimulated they release tension, increase circulation and improve the body’s own natural healing process.
Tuina is translated as Tui ‘Push’ and Na ‘Grasp’. Over the last two centuries Tuina has taken over the role of Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic in China. As of 2010 TuiNa is now recognised in China as a distinct medical system in its own right.
A Tuina practitioner can stimulate many points during a single treatment, dredge many channels/meridians compared to acupuncture, as 400 needles may be too excessive for the patient to handle at any one time. Tuina also has the ability to work on the local muscle near the trauma, and break down adhesions and scar tissue at the local level to increase the flow of blood, nutrients and oxygen (chi) to carry away damaged tissue.