Skyway Therapeutic Massage

Chinese Tui na Massage

Tui na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, Moxibustion, fire cuping, Chinese herbalism, Tai Ji, and Qigong.

Tui na has been used extensively in China for over 2,000 years and is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance. The principles being balanced are the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuina (Tui Na) is now being popularized in this country as a powerful therapeutic extension of traditional western massage methods. Tuina's (Tui Na) simplicity and focus on specific problems, rather than a more generalized treatment, make it both an excellent alternative and/or extension of the Swedish-style massage.

Tui na is an alternative to many modern drug-based and chemical-based treatments. Tui na is well suited for the treatment of or to complement the treatment of many conditions; musculo-skeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems, joint injuries and muscle sprains. Effective treatment protocols have been tested in a practical setting. Tuina (tui na) is not especially useful for those seeking a mild, sedating and relaxing massage since it tends to be more task focused than other types of bodywork.

How is it done?

Tui Na is applied to the clothed body. Patients may sit on a chair or lie on a massage table. Be prepared to answer some questions about your state of health before having a Tui Na treatment. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints (known as the eight gates) to open the body's defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles. The practitioner can then use range of motion, Traction, Massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points and to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.