If you’ve never heard of Tuina (推拿) before, get ready because this is the Chinese massage that is taking over the massage world by storm.
Tuina is the oldest form of bodywork therapy that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tuina focuses on the flow of qi energy, which is the vital life force of the body. TCM believes that any qi imbalances or blockages can cause pain and illness within the body.
‘Tui’ means push, and ‘Na’ means pull, and that is the action of the basic of Tuina therapy. Unlike normal massages, Tuina is intended to be invigorating with a medical edge rather than a relaxing massage. It has similar techniques to the Swedish message and uses kneading, rocking, pulling, and rolling motions.
Tuina Massage Works Well Together With Acupuncture & Other TCM Treatments
Tuina massage works along the meridian energy lines in the body and taps into these energy points with stretches, joint rotations, and pressure points to promote the balance of qi. This concept is similar to the workings of acupuncture, but therapists use hands instead of needles to stimulate these acupressure points. Tuina is also often used together with acupuncture, herbal remedies, cupping, and moxibustion to promote overall wellness.
Health Benefits of TCM Tuina Massage
In terms of health benefits, Tuina improves:
- Blood circulation
- Joint mobility
- Regulates the nervous system
- Promotes faster healing of soft tissue injuries
Tuina has also been shown to provide instant relief from chronic pain in several studies. Tuina was more effective at alleviating neck pain, lower backache, joint pain and osteoarthritis compared to conventional medication and physical therapy.
However, Tuina goes beyond the muscular level and works to remove blocked energies in the body at an energetic level. The key is to restore the balance of yin and yang energies in the body that have been disrupted by poor diet, unhealthy lifestyles, and stress. One such example is depression. Depression can be caused by physical or emotional root causes, and Tuina has a healing effect on people suffering from depression.
Tuina Massage is Beneficial for People of All Ages, Such As the Following Groups:
In diabetic people who are suffering from foot problems, a combination of Tuina and herbal foot baths can treat foot pain and prevent further deterioration.
For breastfeeding mothers, Tuina massage can help to promote lactation and increase breast milk supply. It is also beneficial for women who have undergone C-section delivery as Tuina speeds up the healing of post-surgery uterus.
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