TuiNa Massage, which translates to “pinch and pull” is a form of massage therapy, whose primary goals are to open the body’s blockages and to stimulate movement in the meridians and muscles. In order to achieve these goals, TCM Practitioners will use a series of kneading, rolling, tapping and pressing motions between the arm and leg joints, acupressure points, and meridians to promote the flow of Qi, and ultimately facilitate healing in the body.
Tuina massage is used in TCM for the express treatment of both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions. While employing the Tui Na techniques, a patient will lay on a massage table, as the practitioner will the massage the muscles and tendons with their hands. Acupressure techniques are used on specific muscles, joints, energy trigger points, and acupuncture points to facilitate the healing process.
Because of the deep tissue work involved with Tuina, it is not generally used for relaxation as in other types of massage. Sessions typically range from 30-90 minutes depending on the condition being treated and the unique treatment plan that was developed for the patient.
In addition to Tuina massage, a wide range of other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques are offered at the Center. Learn about our other treatments »
Oriental Medicine focuses on strengthening and activating the body’s mechanism for healing itself. By using acupuncture, herbal remedies, supplements, and other techniques, the body will be triggered into repairing damage and will heal itself, thus achieving a state of balance. We are always delighted when we see patients progress from a state of imbalance — experiencing physical or emotional pain — to a place where they feel much better after only a few acupuncture treatments!
As a Natural Healer, or Holistic Healer, I strive to view each and every patient through a comprehensive model of care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Any imbalance within these three areas will negatively affect our overall health.
Being a Holistic Healer is an intricate part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and provides me with a better understanding of our patients’ needs. This is key to developing an effective acupuncture treatment plan, as well as a strategy that may include self-care techniques for patients to perform at home between treatments and a regimen of carefully chosen herbal supplements. All of these things will allow for an overall sense of wellbeing, better outcomes, and improvements in patient conditions.