What Tui Na massage is…
It is a body massage practiced in China for centuries and the oldest massage system known. This massage technique was described in classic internal medicine of the Yellow Emperor, written about 2,500 years ago. It is literally translated as “push and hold” and is an importante treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tui Na massage is different from deep muscle massage, a manual therapy that combines massage maneuvers, mobilization, accupressure, traction and manipulation.
It is performed dressed in comfortable and loose clothing, sitting on a chair or lying on a massage table.
The therapists not only use the hands on arms, legs and back, but also use their elbows and knees in a variety of manipulations. The intention of the therapist is to stimulate the flow of Qi (vital energy), rebalance your energy and help you feel as good as possible.
How Tui Na massage is…
Tui Na massage is indicated for a wide variety of pain and disorders, including neck, back, muscle pain, constipation, pre menstrual syndrom and other conditions in which different manipulations on the body can be very efficient. In Medicine can be applied in Traumatology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and stress related pathology.
Tui Na session is organized in three phases: it begins with soft maneuvers; therapy phase, with varied maneuver intensity depending on the goal of the massage; and the final phase with soft maneuvers again.
In Chinese hospitals, this technique is used with medical purpose and the manipulations help release paralyzed energy in joints and tense muscles.
Through Tui Na we will get, on a physical level, effects on blood circulation, Neuromuscular system and skin. On the energetic level, we will obtain beneficial effects on circulation, on internal organs and general effects on the organism.