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What is Tui Na Massage?

Tui Na 推拿) is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, t’ai chi, and qigong. Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.

The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive chi (Wei Qi) and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm.

The name comes from two of the actions: Tui means “to push” and Na, means “to lift and squeeze.” Other strokes include shaking and tapotement. The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.

As with many other traditional Chinese medical practices, there are different schools which vary in their approach to the discipline. In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either “external” or “internal” treatment.

In modern China, many hospitals include Tui Na as a standard aspect of treatment, with specialisation for infants, adults, orthopaedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation and sports medicine. In the West, Tui Na is taught as a part of the curriculum at some acupuncture schools.

What conditions is this massage used for?

Muscle pain, arthritis, sciatica, insomnia, constipation, headaches, muscle spasm, poor circulation, frozen shoulder, back pain and stress.

Sports Massage

Therapeutic sports massage is a type of massage technique that focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pain and injuries that are associated with recreational activities. Massage can reduce muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.

Sports massage, on the other hand, is a targeted massage approach that focuses on specific areas of the body that are in need of healing or relief.

Deep Tissue Massage

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Leg & Feet Massage

While a foot massage may feel the same as a reflexology treatment, a reflexologist will work on areas to promote a healing response in the corresponding organs.

A massage therapist, giving a foot massage, will manipulate muscles and other soft tissues to improve circulation, relieve pain and heal injuries in the area or to induce overall relaxation.

We offer 30 min and 60 min leg and feet massages. This is great if you want to improve circulation or relax tired feet and legs.

To book a Massage appointment please call us on    01883 420 038