Restore balance and harmony to your body with a Tui Na massage at MindBody Med in Seattle, WA. Believed to be one of the oldest forms of bodywork, Tui Na focuses on restoring both emotional and physical well-being.
Tui Nai massage is meant to be both invigorating and relaxing. It’s used to calm the sympathetic nervous system, reduce stress, and encourage deeper sleep. It is often used as a natural alternative or complementary treatment for musculoskeletal and nervous systems ailments.
- Increase Circulation
- Treats Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Reduces Symptoms Of PMS
- Fights Fatigue & Insomnia
- Eases Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Reduces Headaches
- Treats Osteoarthritis
- Reduces Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
- Assists With Digestive Issues
- Alleviates Neck & Back Pain
What Is Tui Na Massage?
Tui Na or Tuina (pronounced “twee naw”), is a form of bodywork that originated in ancient China and literally means “pinch and pull.” It’s one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), alongside acupuncture, qi gong, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Finding Balance & Harmony
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s believed to obtain true health and wellness, a balance of yin and yang must be achieved. Disharmony and imbalance in the body happen when qi, or the life force, is blocked. This blockage can lead to pain and disease.
Like other forms of TCM, Tui Na massage seeks to increase the flow of qi by removing energy blockages, balancing yin and yang, and bringing homeostasis back into the body.
Tui Na, Acupuncture & Moxa Therapy
Tui Na has been described as a combination of Shiatsu, a form of Japanese bodywork, and acupressure massage. Tui Na is similar to acupuncture in that it focuses on specific acupoints, working along meridians (energy channels) along the body. However, instead of using needles, the practitioner uses their fingers.
Tui Na can also be combined with other TCM therapies such as acupuncture or moxa therapy for enhanced benefits.
What Is A Massage Session Like?
During your session, your massage therapist will customize your massage to meet your body’s unique needs. It may include deeper, more active work (yang), or more gentle, meditative, energy work (yin).
You may experience some techniques used in a Swedish massage alongside other modalities – such as acupressure, myofascial release, reflexology, joint mobilization, and stretching.
Possible Side Effects
Tui Na is generally considered safe when practiced by a trained massage therapist. However, while some methods are slow, gentle, and relaxing, other techniques may include more intense work.
Please communicate with your therapist to let them know your comfort level. Another form of bodywork may be recommended for you if you are prone to fractures, vein inflammation, or suffer from ankylosing spondylitis.
Tui Na Massage In Seattle
If you would like to experience the invigorating and harmonizing benefits of Tui Na Massage yourself, contact us at MindBody Med in Seattle, WA today. We specialize in holistic chiropractic care, massage therapy, and functional nutrition.