Most people will not have heard of Tui Na massage. It’s a massage style based on Chinese acupuncture points and meridians. An ancient healing art, it uses the hands to press on key points on the surface of the body to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process. When these points are stimulated, they release tension and increase the body’s circulation of blood and nutrients to help the body heal itself. In Chinese Medicine good health can only be achieved by balancing the forces of yin and yang. When these are in balance the flow of energy throughout the body is smooth. Any loss or blockage of this balance can lead to chronic disease.
Generally people think of having a massage for either muscle pain or to relax. Tui na massage can aid with both. It can help damaged muscles to repair by breaking down adhesions and scar tissue at the local level to increase the flow of blood and Qi. It can help re-balance the body by improving the flow of Qi thereby aiding relaxation.
Tui na massage may also help with many other conditions including headache, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, cramps, menstrual pain, back pain and poor energy. The advantage of Tui na is that it focuses on maintaining overall balance within the body. Anyone who wants to avoid drugs should consider the use of massage and acupuncture to help relieve pain.
The massage itself may be vigorous or gentle depending on the nature of the problem being presented. A major difference between this and other massages is that it is carried out through the patient’s clothing, or through a sheet. Therefore it is advisable to wear loose, light weight clothing when coming for treatment. For more information about Tui Na massage click here. If you are interested in finding out whether Tui Na massage might be good for you please call Jackie Graham.
For more information see Jackie at Bridge to Health