Tui Na massage makes use of the principles of Qi and other elements in TCM to help with a variety of health conditions, especially pain management, such as chronic pain.
What is TCM Tui Na massage?
In TCM, Tui Na is a form of therapeutic massage that originated in China over 2000 years ago. It uses special massage techniques where palms, fingertips and knuckles are used to knead, press, roll or rub your body to remove blockages along the meridian acupoints in order to stimulate Qi and blood flow to promote balance and healing.
What are the principles behind TCM Tui Na massage?
Stagnation of Qi in the body can result in blockages that can cause poor blood circulation, tension and soreness. Over time, more toxins accumulate and can lead to illnesses. Tui Na helps to release the bad energy and unblock the flow of Qi. This helps to relieve tight areas and tension in the body.
In a nutshell, Tui Na manipulates Qi and balances Yin and Yang by applying pressure onto the specific acupoints in our body which correspond to the 12 major meridians.
How is TCM Tui Na massage different from Western massage?
Tui Na uses a holistic approach to view the body as a whole that embraces the physical body, mind and spirit. Meanwhile, Western massage separates the body by its different functions and focuses on healing those key areas where you feel pain.
Both are massage therapies that use touch to heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and help illnesses. Both date back to ancient history as both are a form of art and science, touch is the key ingredient in both forms of massage therapy.