What Is A Chinese Massage (Tui-Na)?
Tui-na uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints and Tui Na directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.
Tui Na is the form of Asian bodywork most closely resembling conventional western massage. Many of the techniques are similar — gliding (known as effleurage or Tui), kneading (petrissage or Nie), percussion (tapotement or Da), friction, pulling, rotation, rocking, vibration, and shaking. Despite the similarities, the intent of Tui Na is more specific therapeutic than the pure relaxation of a Swedish-style massage.
Advantages Of Chinese Massage
One of the Chinese massage's advantages over simple massage is its ability to focus on specific problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It's especially useful for joint pain (such as arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. It also helps chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches (including migraines), and the tension associated with stress.
Chinese massage does not merely work on the muscles, bones, and joints. It works with the energy of the body at a deeper level. As the practitioner senses the client's body with her hands, she can assess the distribution of energy and affect its flow.
As with other styles of Asian bodywork, Tui Na is designed to prevent problems, not just correct them. By keeping the body's energy in balance, health maintenance. This preventative concept is indeed not only for physical health but for mental and emotional well-being as well.
Tui Na survived as a popular form of healing among the general Chinese population, who have long practised Anmo. Anmo is the general term for massage in Chinese, whereas Tui Na is a more specific term indicating practices based on the theories of Chinese medicine.
Chinese Massage Focuses On Pain Relief
The style of Chinese massage practised today is closer to the work of chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical therapists than to that of massage therapists. It's taught as a separate but equal field of study in schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine, requiring the same level of training as acupuncturists and herbalists.
Chinese massage is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. Effective treatment protocols have tested in a practical setting. Tuina 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 Can We Help
At Adelaide City Acupuncture, we start working with your pulse taking, tongue checking and physical palpation and examination. Then we will collect all related information about your diet, your overall lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hereditary factors and medications taking. Consequently, by working with both the symptoms and cause, we will form a treatment plan for your approval and treatments to follow.
Your acupuncture treatment may combine with other alternative medicine, such as Chinese herbs, Tui-Na massage, cupping and laser acupuncture. It can also use in conjunction with your other routine care and prescription medications. The treatments are painless and non-invasive, it will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan.
Evidence-based acupuncture may also improve your general health. By balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress, it can also help you feel and function better overall.
Our mission is to help you enjoyably regain your balanced health. At Adelaide City Acupuncture Clinic, We will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs, therefore achieve your quick and lasting pain relief. We are conveniently located in the CBD and easily accessible through both private and public transport. Email or Call Us (08) 8221 5880 today to learn more about our natural Healthcare Programme options or to schedule your consultation online.