Though relatively unknown in the west, in China it is regarded as one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine alongside Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Tuina massage or Chinese Therapeutic Massage uses finger pressure, stretching and leverage, therefore stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points, resulting in a relaxing and powerfully energising massage. Physical manipulations vary from light, gentle massage to deeper and stronger in nature.
Whilst Tuina is renowned for its effectiveness in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, it is also effective for internal problems such as headaches and migraine, anxiety and panic attacks, digestive dysfunction, circulatory problems, hormonal imbalance, stress and related conditions amongst others. Tuina is also an effective way to maintain health, supporting your immune system, reducing the chance of injury, enhancing flexibility and managing stress.
Treatment with Tuina Massage is available, either on its own, or in combination with Acupuncture.
Acupressure refers to the use of pressure applied by the fingers, hands etc to acupoints and the channels used in acupuncture. It can be applied to one or two points alone as a self-help exercise.
Acupressure is commonly incorporated into coaching programmes and yoga sessions.