Can tui na massage help me?
Tui Na massage is a wonderful treatment to keep you fit, healthy and on top form. It is also a powerful tool to help recovery from a wide range of physical complaints, such as:
- Muscle pains, aches and sprains
- Sports injuries
- Tendon problems
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Repetitive strain
- Back pain
- Knee problems
- Shoulder problems
Tui Na massage also works to treat some internal conditions and can be used for:
- Digestive complaints (IBS, bloating, constipation due to some causes)
- Some headaches
- Stress and anxiety
One of our knowledgeable and experienced practitioners will be happy to answer all your questions and can provide you greater detail about your specific situation.
What is tui Na massage?
Tui Na massage has been developing in China over many thousands of years. Originally it was intended to attend to martial artists and treat battlefield injuries.
Over the last 2000 years it has developed to also treat common injuries and illness and is used as a primary treatment in Chinese hospitals alongside acupuncture and modern medicine.
Tui Na massage includes a wide range of unique massage techniques not found in any other therapy. These massage techniques are designed to stimulate specific areas of the body, relax muscles and enable healing. The techniques include muscle manipulation, joint manipulation, shaking techniques and percussive techniques.
To-day, Tui Na massage forms the basis of Chinese physiotherapy along with Qi Gong exercise. The Chinese Olympic team relies on these physical therapies to maintain peak performance and recover following injuries.
What is the difference between tui na and other types of massage?
- The treatments are tailored specifically to you and your situation.
- The massage is often performed though a sheet and requires no oil, unless a technique requires it.
- The techniques of Tui Na take many years to master and are very varied. Other massage systems are often learned in short courses.
- You feel very different after a Tui Na treatment and the results are far more powerful.
What can I expect from my first tui na massage appointment?
Your practitioner will begin by taking a full detailed history ensuring full understanding. This usually takes around 30 minutes. Only on completion of this history, with all the facts, will the practitioner make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment.
Often the practitioner will work through a sheet which enables you to stay dressed and protects your clothes. Sometimes oil may have to be used if a technique requires it.
Your Tui Na treatment will involve a wide variety of massage techniques, and often a practitioner will be required to work on areas of the body other then those involved with the primary problem.
The rhythmic nature of Tui Na massage is deeply relaxing and you will feel your muscles soften. It is very common for you to feel lighter and freer after treatment.
How many tui na treatments will I need?
As every situation is different and because Tui Na massage can successfully treat a wide range of conditions, it is difficult to answer this question without consultation. Our specialists will be better able to help you.