Tuina Chinese therapy makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish the harmonious flow of blood, oxygen and energy throughout the body and bring it back into balance.
Many of the techniques used in this massage resemble that of a western massage like gliding, kneading, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, rolling, pressing and shaking. In Tui Na massage, the muscles and tendons are massaged with the help of hands, and an acupressure technique is applied to directly affect the flow of energy at different acupressure points of the body, thus facilitating the healing process. It helps to remove the blockages and keeps the energy moving through the meridians/channels as well as the muscles.
The best part of the therapy is that it can relax as well as energize the person. The main benefit of Tui Na massage is that it focuses on the specific problem, whether it is an acute or a chronic pain associated with the joints, muscles or the skeletal system.