Tuina is sometimes called Acupuncture without needles or Chinese Deep Tissue Massage, and accordingly can help alleviate symptons of a wide variety of muscular disorders and help with emotional issues. This TCM therapy uses massage techniques to balance the flow of Qi through the meridians.
Tuina is quite different to a “spa massage”, it is a more vigorous form of massage than Western massage. You wear loose, comfortable clothing and may be seated or lying down. During the treatment the practitioner may use a wide range of techniques, from massaging the soft tissue, acupressure or manipulations to herbal compresses (moxibustion), cupping, ointments or acupuncture.
The treatment will help you feel restored and balanced, with an increase in vitality and an overall sense of wellbeing, it is excellent for muscular pains and stress relief. You feel the results days after your treatment. The purpose of the massage is to balance the Qi and the result is that you leave feeling lighter, freer and more energized.