What is Tuina?
Tuina (pronounced twee-nar) is part of the medical system that began in ancient China. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and exercise as well as Tuina.
Tuina is the body-work aspect of TCM, a medical therapy that uses the practitioner’s arms, hands, fingers and elbows as tools for treating patients with a wide range of problems. These techniques have been refined over the centuries, predating many modern body-work therapies such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, shiatsu, and sports massage.
Tuina is used to help ease many muscular and joint pains such as neck and back pain, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, repetitive strain injury (RSI), wrist pain, knee pain and ankle and foot problems.
In China, hospitals have Tuina departments with patients queuing up early each morning waiting to be treated.
Relax and Revitalise
The stresses of modern life often result in muscular tension and discomfort, particularly in the neck, shoulders and back and can contribute to fatigue, headaches, and generally feeling under-par. Tuina massage eases the tension allowing for relaxation and revitalisation, both at the same time.
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