Going back 4,000 years, the Chinese massage technique known as tuina developed right along with therapeutic exercise and acupuncture, since massage depends on the flow of blood and qi throughout the body via the meridians.
Tuina massage is not simply for relaxation, but is a form of deep tissue therapy that has been proven to:
As in other forms of Chinese medicine, the correct practice of Chinese tuina massage affects the patient’s entire being, not just the physical body. Emphasizing movement and communication, Chinese tuina massage seeks to affect the patient’s qi and blood, removing congestion and jump-starting the patient’s systems again.
There are several different forms of manipulation Chinese practitioners can use depending on the nature of illness and severity of symptoms. One form specifically treats children. Although sessions are shorter and gentler, children respond well to massage, since they have fewer emotional and physical barriers in place. Common childhood problems such as bedwetting, nightmares, asthma, colic, teething, constipation and common colds are all treatable with Chinese massage.
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