Fine-tuned from over 5,000 years of practice and application in China, Tui Na is an intensive holistic method of massage therapy that can help treat a variety of conditions.
About Tui Na
Using a combination of healing herbs, ointments, heat application, acupuncture, and finger/hand massage strokes both relaxed and energized those it treats. The primary benefit of Tui Na massage is that it concentrates on the specific problem areas – whether it may be a sharp or a chronic pain located in the joints or locked in tense muscles. This technique is extremely beneficial for reducing aches and pains associated with neck and shoulders, hips, back, and ankle disorders. It is a very effective therapy for anyone suffering from arthritis, sciatica, or muscle spasms.
Tui Na Benefits
The most beneficial advantage of Tui Na is that it focuses on maintaining overall balance with both mental and physical health. Anyone who wishes to bypass any drug side effects or chemical-based treatments may do so by adopting this effective and holistic massage technique to alleviate their pain.
Tui Na VS. Western Massage
While Tui Na may be the form of Eastern massage that is the most similar in technique to Western massage (as both emphasize the kneading of muscles to rid the body of toxins), there are a few drastic differences that separate them. However, Tui Na, like most Eastern forms of massage and healing, tend to be more “rigorous” than Western, addressing specific concerns via diagnosis.
Meanwhile, Western massage uses more broad strokes and focuses on relieving tension and stress throughout the entire body as a whole and tends to have a medium pressure intensity (as compared to Tu Na’s more vigorous technique).
However, don’t let the variety and differences between the two confuse you – both methods of massage therapy can help benefit anyone! It all depends on the individual’s needs.
Where to learn Tui Na
Healing Hands School provides hands-on classes in Tui Na with instructors who have implemented this extremely effective healing technique in the field. Learning the skills to help others through Tui Na’s focused methods not only empowers you but can access new career opportunities for anyone seeking a new path in massage therapy!