Chinese Message know as Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine principles in an effort to bring the body into balance without the use of acupuncture needles, or very few needles can be used. In a standard Tui Na treatment you may be brushed, kneaded, rolled, and rubbed in the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, in an attempt to open the body’s defensive qi (Wei Qi) and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. The techniques may be gentle or quite firm depending on the state of the body.
The name Tui Na comes from two of the actions: ‘Tui’ means “to push” and ‘Na’ means “to lift and squeeze.” Other modalities may also be incorporated like, cupping or scrapping. We may then use range of motion, traction, and stimulation of acupressure points to complete the treatment and balance the body.
This may be the perfect treatment option for you if the thought of acupuncture makes you squeemy
In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either “external” or “internal” treatment. Tui na was one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants. In modern China, many hospitals include Tui Na as a standard aspect of treatment, with specialization for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. In the West, Tui Na is taught as a part of the curriculum at all Acupuncture schools.
60-75 Minute Treatment $80-95
*includes cupping, scraping and some light needling