Chinese massage (Tuina)

Chinese massage (Tuina)Chinese massage (Tuina) is used to complement and enhance our patients’ treatment. For example, acupuncture is used for a large number of physical issues, but its effectiveness can often be furthered when appropriately paired with clinical massage/Tuina.

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Clinical massage/Tuina is the application of massage techniques with specific intent and purpose. It emphasizes the treatment of:

  • injury of muscle and fascia
  • chronic pain
  • structural and postural distortions
  • biomechanical soft tissue dysfunction.

It focuses on the entire body and focuses on restoring pain free range of motion throughout the body and complete structural balance. It addresses chronic pain and injury conditions with emphasis on the underlying causes and pathology of each condition.

Benefits of Chinese Massage / Tuina

Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state of anxiety.

  • Postural health
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Customizability to your immediate treatment needs
  • May create less dependency on clinical medications
  • Natural pain relief
  • Increased circulation which can aid in the healing and treatment process