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Tuina is a medicinal healing art. It can be decribed as the use of the hands to press and move energy on key points on the surface of the body to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process. Tuina means push and pluck.  The term is used to describe the physical action to break down adhesions and scar tissue at the local level to increase the flow of blood and oxygen (Qi/Chi) to move away damaged tissue.

Points and channels are stimulated on the body to release tension and increase the bodies circulation of blood to bring about the body’s own revitalisation and healing process.

Tuina and acupuncture use the same meridians and points and they are both based in traditional Chinese medicine for its diagnosis: seeing, touching, palpating and questioning. The hands on therapy, Tuina is a great way for the practitioner to stimulate many points during a single treatment along many channels/meridians. It has the ability to work on the local muscle near the trauma.

What will happen during a Tui-Na treatment?

It can be very vigorous massage; every technique requires movement as well as pressure. It is different to deep tissue massage. The practitioner generally works with a sheet place over the area depending on the diagnosis.  

Depending on the type of Tui-Na treatment you have, you might leave feeling a bit light headed. Some patients experience sleepiness while others feel supercharged. Almost always, everyone feels better after Tui-Na.

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