Similar in nature to the Western conception of massage, Tuina massage incorporates a number of rhythmic compression techniques and acupuncture point stimulation (acupressure) to stimulate the flow and Qi and blood and free the joints.
Tuina massage is by definition a therapeutic form of massage, a technique that aims to restore the balance of energy in the body by targeting the acupressure points and meridians.
To assess and correct the flow of energy in the body, the practitioner uses gliding, kneading, rocking and percussive techniques. Depending on the patient and the problem that they present with, techniques can be applied with firm pressure, similar to a deep tissue massage or in a more gentle way if firm pressure is not suitable for the patient
Tuina is commonly used for arthritic joint pain, sciatica, muscles spasms, back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain