The Chinese concept Tui Na is composed of 2 ideograms 推 Tuī “Push” and 拿 Ná “Seize” and interpreted or translated by massage.

Tui Na is one of the 5 branches of Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) with acupuncture, Herbology, Food therapy and energy exercises (Qi Gong and Tai Chi).

Tui Na is a manual massage technique used throughout China, using the body’s meridians and acupuncture points to act directly on energy (Qi) by dipersing it (to calm) or tonifying (to stimulate), by rubbing, kneading, digitopressions, using various strengh that can go from strong to soft and on specific areas of the body in order to rebalance and ease the the energies circulation. There is a difference between the Northern Tui Na which is “tonic” and the “southern” more gentle Tui  Na from “Shanghai”.   

Tui Na is an exceptional tool for prevention, treatment or as a complement to other medical treatment of MTC or Western medicine. 

Tui Na is of course practiced throught China, but has also recently spread  to many other countries all over the world where benefits and efficiency of this ancestral practice is recognised. 

Tui Na differs from Western massages techniques, mainly because it is based on the energy concept of  the Chi’s  (vital energy) harmonization, but also because of the multiplicity of types of manipulation. The practitioner uses a wide variety of techniques depending on the body’s areas to be kneaded or rubbed, the type of imbalance, the age and the constitution of the individual.  

The practitioner may choose different techniques that combine “gestures” of pushing, rubbing, kneading, gripping, winding, different forces as required, and generally performing them with his or her upper limbs (fingers, thumb, middle, palm, hand, wrist, forearm, or elbow), but sometimes he uses his knees, feet, and even his skull.

There is also a specific therapeutic Tui Na for babies.  

Specifically in case of fever, cold, digestive problems, such as diarrheas and constipation, easing the process of soothing and healing our loved little ones without medication.

Tui Na is a therapeutic modality, normally prescribed following the establishment of an energy balance by a doctor of Chinese medicine to relieve many of common ailments :

  • cold,
  • migraine,
  • problems of digestion
  • nervousness
  • joint pain, or tendinitis
  • eliminates blockages and stimulates self-healing capabilities of the body. 
  • to promote blood circulationand lymphatic system.   

Tui Na can be used simply as relaxing massage or for “energy harmonization”, and that is how I include it in my practices in order to remove superficial tension within the nervous system, usualy localised in the neck, upper or lower back, and limbs.  

Is it true that Tui Na is painful?

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I there contraindications for receiving Tui Na ?

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Do you use cream or oil for tui Na ?

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