Tuina massage is a form of Chinese therapeutic massage that uses manual manipulation techniques to stimulate the flow of qi (energy) and blood in the body. Tuina is based on the same principles as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been used for thousands of years to promote healing and treat a variety of health conditions.
During a Tuina massage session, the therapist uses a variety of hand techniques, including pressing, rubbing, rolling, and kneading, to manipulate the soft tissue and muscles of the body. The therapist may also use other techniques such as acupressure and stretching to help release tension and promote healing.
Tuina massage is used to treat a wide range of health conditions, including:
Musculoskeletal disorders: Tuina can help to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and neck pain.
Sports injuries: Tuina can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation, making it a popular treatment for sports injuries such as sprains and strains.
Digestive disorders: Tuina can help to improve digestive function and reduce symptoms of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation.
Respiratory conditions: Tuina can help to relieve congestion and inflammation in the lungs, making it a popular treatment for conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
Stress and anxiety: Tuina can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety.
Tuina massage is generally considered safe when performed by a trained professional, but it may not be appropriate for everyone. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing any new treatment.