Tui-Na is commonly known as “massage” that generally used for pleasure and relaxation. However, this is not completely true; Tui-Na is a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony, and symptoms. This type of therapeutic form has been considered as an external form of treatment in used for giving special treatments to people of all ages, from infancy to old age. This Chinese therapy makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body and bringing it back to balance. It works deeply with the positive energy of the body. Like acupressure, Tui Na directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.
Tui Na makes use of various hand techniques in combination with acupuncture and other manipulation techniques to enhance the healing process. Many of the techniques used in this massage resemble that of a western massage like gliding, kneading, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, rolling, pressing and shaking. In Tui Na, the muscles and tendons are massaged with the help of hands, and an acupressure technique is applied to directly affect the flow of Qi at different acupressure points of the body. It removes the blockages and keeps the energy moving through the meridians as well as the muscles.
The benefits of Tui Na are many. The free-flowing circulatory systems can more effectively maintain our health, creating a feeling of vitality. The muscles relax, and chronic pain is eased. The nervous system shifts into a deeply relaxed state, which promotes self-healing and creates a sense of emotional well-being.