Tuina massage is an ancient form of massage that originated in China and is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Tuina massage can help you balance your energy, improve your health, and relieve your pain and stress.
At our clinic, we offer a range of tuina massage services to suit your needs and preferences. Whether you are looking for a relaxing and gentle massage, a deep and invigorating massage, or a specific and targeted massage, we have something for you.
Our tuina massage services are performed by licensed and experienced practitioners who use various techniques such as kneading, pressing, rolling, stretching, and acupressure to stimulate the flow of qi and blood in your body. They will also use herbal poultices, compresses, and salves to enhance the effects of the massage.
Our tuina massage services are customized to your individual condition, goals, and expectations. Our practitioners will conduct a thorough consultation with you before the session to determine the best tuina massage technique and duration for you.
Tuina Massage Benefits
Some of the benefits of tuina massage include:
- Treating certain types of tendons and bone-related injuries or pains such as fractures, dislocations, and internal injuries
- Improving motor and sensory dysfunction, as well as reducing pain after a nerve injury
- Strengthening the immune system
- Improving blood circulation
- Relieving multiple disorders including insomnia, constipation, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, and emotional problems
- Treating disorders related to digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems
Our tuina massage services are affordable and convenient. You can book an appointment online or by phone. We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible payment options.
Don’t wait any longer to experience the benefits of tuina massage. Contact us today and let us help you achieve your wellness goals. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tuina (pronounced twee-nah) is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves applying pressure, manipulation, and massage to specific points and areas of the body to stimulate the flow of vital energy (Qi) and restore balance and health. Tuina can treat a variety of physical and emotional conditions, such as pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and more.
Tuina works by following the same principles and theories of acupuncture, which is another branch of traditional Chinese medicine. According to this system, health and well-being depend on the harmonious flow of Qi, which is the life force or energy that circulates through the body along pathways called meridians. When Qi is blocked or imbalanced, it can cause symptoms such as pain, illness, or emotional distress. Tuina uses various techniques, such as pressing, kneading, rubbing, tapping, and stretching, to stimulate the acupoints and meridians, and to remove the blockages and imbalances that affect the Qi flow. By doing so, tuina can enhance the body’s natural healing abilities and restore its equilibrium.
Tuina can offer a range of benefits for the body, mind, and spirit, depending on the type and frequency of the sessions, and the individual response. Some of the potential benefits are:
- Pain relief and inflammation reduction: Tuina can help ease pain and inflammation caused by injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other chronic conditions, by improving the blood circulation, reducing the muscle tension, and releasing the endorphins and anti-inflammatory substances.
- Stress relief and mood enhancement: Tuina can help lower stress levels and improve mood by stimulating the release of serotonin and dopamine, which are hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate emotions and well-being. Tuina can also help reduce anxiety and depression by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for relaxation and calmness.
- Sleep improvement and insomnia prevention: Tuina can help improve sleep quality and quantity by regulating the circadian rhythm, which is the body’s internal clock that controls the sleep-wake cycle. Tuina can also help prevent insomnia by reducing stress, anxiety, and pain, which are common causes of sleep disturbances.
- Digestive system support and nausea relief: Tuina can help improve digestion and relieve nausea by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes, relaxing the smooth muscles, and easing spasms and cramps. Tuina can also help treat or prevent digestive disorders, such as constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, or gastritis.
- Immune system support and infection prevention: Tuina can help boost the immune system and fight off infections by stimulating the production of white blood cells, antibodies, and interferons, which are the body’s natural defense mechanisms against pathogens. Tuina can also help prevent or treat respiratory infections, such as colds, flu, bronchitis, or sinusitis, by clearing the mucus and phlegm from the lungs and the airways.
Tuina is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner who follows proper hygiene and sterilization procedures. The pressure and manipulation techniques used in tuina are usually gentle and moderate, and the risk of infection or serious adverse effects is very low. Some minor side effects, such as bruising, redness, soreness, or itching at the massage site, may occur, but they are usually mild and temporary. However, tuina is not suitable for everyone, and some people may have contraindications or precautions for the treatment.
Tuina is not recommended for people who have certain medical conditions or circumstances that may increase the risk of complications or adverse effects from the treatment. Some of the contraindications or precautions for tuina include:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding: Tuina may affect the hormonal balance and the blood flow of pregnant or breastfeeding women, which may harm the fetus or the baby. Tuina should also be avoided on the abdomen and the lower back of pregnant women, as it may induce labor or miscarriage.
- Heart or blood pressure problems: Tuina may cause changes in the heart rate and the blood pressure, which may be dangerous for people who have heart diseases, arrhythmias, hypertension, or hypotension. Tuina should also be avoided on the chest and the upper back of people who have heart problems, as it may interfere with the heart function or the pacemaker.
- Blood disorders or anticoagulant medication: Tuina may cause bleeding or bruising, especially for people who have blood disorders, such as hemophilia, anemia, or leukemia, or who are taking anticoagulant medication, such as warfarin, aspirin, or heparin. Tuina should also be avoided on areas where there are varicose veins, ulcers, or wounds, as it may worsen the condition or cause infection.
- Skin problems or allergies: Tuina may cause skin irritation, infection, or damage, especially for people who have skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis, or who are allergic or sensitive to the material of the massage oil, the lubricant, or the heat. Tuina should also be avoided on areas where there are moles, warts, or tattoos, as it may alter their appearance or cause inflammation.
- Cancer or metastasis: Tuina may stimulate the growth or the spread of cancer cells, especially for people who have cancer or metastasis, or who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Tuina should also be avoided on areas where there are tumors, lymph nodes, or organs, as it may affect their function or cause complications.
The number and frequency of sessions you need depend on your condition, your goals, and your response to tuina. Some people may notice immediate or significant improvement after one or a few sessions, while others may need more sessions or maintenance treatments to achieve or sustain their desired results. Generally, it is recommended to have at least one or two sessions per week for the first few weeks, and then gradually reduce the frequency as your symptoms improve. Your practitioner will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. The optimal duration and interval of sessions may vary from person to person, but usually range from 30 to 60 minutes per session, and from 3 to 7 days between sessions.
To prepare for the session, you should avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and other substances that may interfere with the effects of tuina. You should also drink plenty of water, eat lightly, and wear loose and comfortable clothing. You should also inform your practitioner of any medical conditions, medications, allergies, or sensitivities you may have, and ask any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. After the session, you should drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet, and rest well. You should also avoid strenuous activities, extreme temperatures, or emotional stress for a few hours after the session. You should also follow your practitioner’s advice on how to care for your body and your health after the session.