Tui Na Massage is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is commonly known as Chinese Massage.
Chinese Massage (Tui Na) can be used as an alternative to acupuncture for needle-phobic patients. It has been employed in China for over 2,000 years to treat people of all ages. Although some of its techniques resemble that of the Western massage, Tui Na is conceptually quite different. Tui Na applies rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish the harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body, restoring balance. It is designed to prevent problems, not just correct them. By keeping the body's energy in balance, health is maintained. This idea is true not just for physical health, but for mental and emotional well-being as well.
It is frequently used in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and is divided into specialised treatment for infants, adults, orthopaedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, and sports medicine.
Tui Na massage is especially effective in reducing pain in the neck and back, shoulders, hips, arms, thighs, legs and ankles, and in treating arthritis, sciatica and muscle spasms. Tui Na massage is also used to treat stress-related disorders such as insomnia, constipation, headaches and other disorders related to the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
TCM practitioners may use Tui Na concurrently with Chinese herbs to enhance the healing effects.