TuiNa Bodywork and Massage

MASSAGE THERAPY

ACUPRESSURE + REFLEXOLOGY

MANUAL TRACTION + MANIPULATIONS

MEDICAL QIGONG + ASSISTED STRETCHES

WHAT IS TUINA

TuiNA (twee-nah) treats and prevents disease and injury by means of applying therapeutic manipulations to certain points on your body to regulate the physiological and pathological.

Before the existence of mergne medicine, human beings depended solely on herbal medicine and other natural methods to therapeutically treat diseases and preserve health.

Bodywork and massage treat and restore soft tissue by promoting circulation of the blood and functional energies of the organ systems and by relieving stress.

TuiNa literally means “grasp-pull” and includes many forms of traction, manipulations, massage techniques, acupressure, reflexology, assisted stretches, QiGong (chee-gong), and external linaments, compresses, and salves.

Traditionally TuiNa includes chiropractic adjustment. We provide gentler techniques appropriate to our scope of practice.

WHAT TUINA MEANS FOR YOU

TuiNa bodywork and massage is but one of many modalities of traditional medicine. This is the only medicine today for which clinical results have been recorded in writing for over 2000 years. The World Health Organization estimates that more people worldwide use acupuncture than any other form of healthcare.

Like acupuncture, TuiNa views you as an energy system in which mind, body and spirit are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Based on thousands of years of clinical results, it has been scientifically documented that this energy (qi) flows through channels or meridians that flow through you at 6 levels, effecting everything between your exterior (defensive nature; ie. skin, pores, breath) and inner most self (ie. the 5 souls).

As long as this energy flows freely throughout your channels health is maintained. But once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and then pain and illness occur.

VIEWS YOUR BODY

Imagine that we have many streams flowing throughout our body that carry our vital substances which include blood, body fluids, nerve signals, heart rate and other energetic life forces know as qi. 

Now picture a big boulder sitting in the middle of one of the steams. On one side of the boulder, the vital substances accumulate, whereas, on the other side there is a lack of vital substances.

These blockages come from many different causes. They can be from external pathogens or forces like wind, cold, damp or heat. Most commonly experienced are pathologies such as a cold, flu and allergies. They can also come from internal sources which stem from poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and emotional constraints such as anger, fear. shock, sadness, stress, and trauma.

The acupuncture needle basically removes the boulder (blockage) and allows the free flow of vital substances once again. The body is now in balance and harmony. In essence, acupuncture treats the root cause of a disease and not just the symptoms.

WHY CHOOSE BODYWORK AND MASSAGE

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is the only medicine today for which clinical results have been recorded in writing for over 2000 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more people worldwide use acupuncture more than any other form of health care.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine views you as a holistic system in which the mind, body and soul are inseparable, each balancing and counter-balancing the other. The fundamental principle is to bring balance the body by removing the blockages of stagnation and nourishing the accumulations of deficiency while regulating body temperature and metabolism. It helps to harmonize our inner and outer self through balancing yin (nourishment) and yang (activity) nature as we strive for dynamic equilibrium (balance).

TuiNa treats not only the branch of your symptoms, but addresses the root cause of your disease. It is a preventative medicine that helps to maintain your healthy living in a stressful environment and most any lifestyle.

TUINA BODYWORK AND MASSAGE TREATS THE ROOT

Acupuncture is a time proven method for addressing a wide variety of illness through patterns observed in nature and man, documented over thousands of years.

It is based on a concept of vital energy or Qi that flows throughout the meridians of the body.

It regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance and is influenced by the opposing forces of yin (nourishment) and yang (activity).

CONDITIONS TREATED BY TUINA BODYWORK AND MASSAGE

anxiety/depression

arthritis/joint problems

back pain

bladder/kidney problems

constipation/diarrhea

colds/influenza

cough/bronchitis

dizziness / vertigo

drug/alcohol addiction

smoking cessation

fatigue

gastrointestinal disorders

gynecological disorders

headache/migraine

heart problems/palpitations

allergies/asthma

immune system deficiency

knee pain

menopausal discomfort

musculo-skeletal injuries

premenstrual syndrome

paralysis/numbness

rhinitis

sciatica

sexual dysfunction

side effects of chemotherapy

sinusitis

skin problems

stress/tension

stroke rehabilitation

tendinitis

high blood pressure

EFFECTIVENESS OF BODYWORK AND MASSAGE

Research shows that bodywork and massge is safe and effective. Your treatment principle depends on the severity and nature of the condition being treated. Treatment could be daily, weekly, or even just as needed to maintain your best quality of life.

TuiNa Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists are trained to identify conditions that may require referral to a specialist, so it is important for you to provide detailed information about your condition so that important medical problems are not overlooked.

If you are under the simultaneous care of different health practitioners, it is important to keep all of them informed about your treatments to ensure there are no adverse interactions.

The maximum benefit of TuiNa is 72 hours. Some benefits may be felt for only a few hours to days, weeks, months or even years or relief and improvement to your quality of life.

TUINA TECHNIQUES

Spinal Pinching

One Finger Meditation

Rolling

Kneading

Scrubbing

Plucking-Poking

Rubbing

Grasping

Spinal Pinch

Pressing

Digital-Pressing

Digital-Striking

Patting

Tapping

Foulage

Shaking

Pushing

Traction & Counter-traction

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MASSAGE THERAPY

ACUPRESSURE + REFLEXOLOGY

MANUAL TRACTION + MANIPULATIONS

MEDICAL QIGONG + ASSISTED STRETCHES