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Tui Na

Tui Na (pronounced twee na) is a healing technique developed in China over 2,000 years ago. The Tui Na system incorporates methods similar to chiropractic, osteopathic, and physical therapy in the form of massage, acupressure and bodywork. The session is done entirely with the practitioner's hands to help increase the beneficial flow of Qi through the patient’s system. Stretching and various hand techniques are used to restore and correct neuromuscular patterns and anatomical musculoskeletal relationships. Acupressure points may be selected to rebalance and harmonize the flow of Qi and blood to encourage healing, eliminate biochemical irritants, and prevent further injury.

By keeping the body’s energy in balance, Tui Na will help prevent problems. Tui Na’s benefits are physical as well as mental and emotional. You do not need to be hurt to benefit from a session. Tui Na is great for maintaining optimal health and preventing disease.

Tui Na is well suited for the treatment of any musculoskeletal disorder, including shoulder problems, joint pain, back, hip, leg, knee and ankle disorders and the system can bring relief to chronic stress-related disorders of the respiratory, reproductive, and digestive systems.  It is especially effective for joint pain associated with sciatica, arthritis, muscle spasms, and pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. It can also be used to ease chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches, and migraines.

Despite the similarities between Tui Na and traditional Swedish massage, Tui Na is not necessarily for those seeking a mild, relaxing massage.  Tui Na is more focused and therapeutic than other types of bodywork.

One to three treatments are usually sufficient to ease pain and improve flexibility. This will vary depending primarily on the concern and condition of the patient.  If the problem is chronic, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly treatments may be advised. If the patient’s primary concern is health maintenance and illness prevention, we typically suggest treatment on a monthly basis. You should not have a Tui Na session if you have a fracture, infectious condition, open wound, phlebitis or lesions.

We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing as it is not necessary to undress for your session. We also suggest that you have a light snack about an hour before your appointment. For this treatment, you should neither be full or hungry.


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