Massage and Tui Na

Massage

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue and muscular structures to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.

Benefits of Massage

  • Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you breathe and move more easily
  • Alleviates pain and tension, and helps you manage pain better
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Promotes speedy recovery from injuries (trauma, sports-related and post-surgical)
  • Increases mobility and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves circulation and lowers blood pressure
  • Improves and strengthens immune system
  • Relieves musculoskeletal problems and improves posture
  • Relieves pregnancy discomforts
  • Reduces anxiety and promotes an overall feeling of well-being
  • Increases body awareness

It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.

Tui Na

Tui Na is an important branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine where acupressure is applied to the body to regain energetic balance, improve circulation, ease pain, aid in recovering from injuries, calm the mind and much more. This type of therapy is able to focus in on an area that may need attention and work deep within the tissue to relieve the issue at an energetic level. Some techniques used are pressing, vibration, rolling and grasping. Tui Na has been used in China for over 2,000 years.