Tui Na Chinese Massage

What is Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage?

Tui Na is one of four main branches of Chinese medicine alongside acupuncture, herbal medicine and Qi Gong health exercise.

Tui na uses a wide range of specialist massage techniques which can be applied as powerful physical techniques or used very gently and subtly. The techniques are used to stimulate the points and channels of the web-like meridian system, and the soft tissues, sinews and organs.

For overr 4000 years, Tui Na has been used in China to treat injuries, illnesses and to maintain health. As a fully qualified acupuncturist, Liz makes a diagnosis according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and creates a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Liz has many years’ experience using Tui Na to treat injuries, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder, stress, digestive complaints and more.

Because Tui na massage can be very relaxing, it is particularly useful to relieve anxiety and stress, promote relaxation and aid sleep.

Specialist Infantile Tui na is very famous and popular in China for the treatment of babies and children.

What happens when you come for treatment?
A full case history will be taken. You will be asked questions about your past history, lifestyle, digestion, sleeping patterns and emotional state as well as questions relating to your main complaint. Liz ill look at your tongue, the structure, colour and coating of which give a good guide to your health. They will also feel the pulses at your wrists noting the quality, strength, rhythm and speed. The tongue and pulses give a clear picture of the energetic state of the internal organs and vital substances of the body. They will also feel points and along channels and muscles for further information. Your practitioner will then make a diagnosis according to the principles of Oriental Medicine and create a Tui na treatment appropriate to your individual needs.

Treatment is applied either over loose clothing and a Tui na cloth, or directly onto the skin if an external herbal media is to be applied.

What does Tui na feel like?
Tui na treatment can be very dynamic and moving or very subtle and gentle depending on the nature of the treatment to be given.

Tui na feels deep, warming and rhythmic. The treatment itself involves the use of a wide range of specific manual techniques all of which have particular therapeutic effects.

What is Tui na treatment good for?
Tui na is often used in combination with acupuncture treatment or as an alternative to acupuncture for those who are fearful of needles. Meridians and Points are stimulated with the hands, thumbs and fingers using various techniques like pressure, kneading, vibration, rolling, gentle grasping and pushing.

Tui na can be used for deep relaxation and within the hospitals of Traditional Chinese medicine throughout China, Tui na treatment is given for a wide range of complaints. It is especially popular in the treatment of painful muscular and joint conditions such as back pain, sciatica, arthritis cervical spondylosis, tennis elbow, soft tissue injuries, stiffness and restricted mobility.

It is also commonly used in the treatment of digestive ailments, menstrual problems and headaches and is employed alongside acupuncture in the treatment of numbness, hemiplegia and for post stroke rehabilitation. Infantile Tui na is widely written about and hugely popular for the treatment of babies and young children.

Tui na treatment can be very dynamic and moving or very subtle and gentle depending on the nature of the treatment to be given. The techniques are used to stimulate the points and channels of the acupuncture channels/ meridians, the soft tissues, sinews and organs.

Tui na is often used as an alternative to acupuncture for people who are fearful of needles.

Liz’s knowledge of gentle therapeutic yoga exercises and breathing techniques help to provide an effective treatment for many injuries and ailments.  Simply email or telephone for a free consultation.

Testimonial  ““After a few weekly sessions I noticed that the pain in my shoulders and neck was starting to recede and is continuing to do so.  The sessions are relaxing and Liz seems genuinely concerned for my well being.”

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Mon to Fri – 9am to 8pm
Saturday    – 8am to 2pm