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Tui na Massage

Written by Jackie Graham   Posted in:Massage   March 11, 2016

Tui na Massage
Most people will not have heard of this type of 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.  

Most people think of having a massage for either muscle pain or to relax.  Tui na 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 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. 

To read more about Jackie Graham please visit her website: www.jackiegrahamacupuncture.co.uk


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