Tui na massage is one of the most widespread, effective, and relaxing of all techniques, and is commonly prescribed by doctors in Asia as part of medical treatment. The Mantra Wellness Centre has been providing tui na massages to our clients for years, with great results. Read on to get a better idea of what this technique is, and how it works.
What is a Tui Na massage?
Translated into English, tui na roughly means “push, lift and squeeze.” This ancient form of Chinese massage therapy dates back to at least 1700 BC – but some claim that it is even older than that – and is often administered in conjunction with acupuncture and other traditional medicine. The goal of a tui na session is to use rhythmic movements of compression and release in order to heal the body. Tui na also uses many techniques found in Western massage traditions, such as gliding or vibration. By putting pressure on certain key parts of the body, it can directly affect your energy flow, restoring the body’s natural balance.
What conditions does it treat?
The great thing about a tui na massage is that it is effective at treating a variety of conditions. While many of our clients come in for one when they have chronic pains in their back or joints, it is also effective at simply helping people relax. Tui na is also good at preventing certain conditions. As it contributes to a healthier body and mind overall, tui na will play a role in making you more resistant to illness.
What are the main benefits of Tui Na massage?
The main reason that people come to us for tui na massage is because they are seeking treatment for chronic pain. By massaging and lubricating the joints, a full body treatment will help to get rid of your aches, and rebalance your energy to ensure they don’t return. The rhythmic compression will help to treat other conditions like insomnia, and the relaxation benefits help with mental health and stress overall.
If you’re looking to experience the benefits of a tui na massage administered by a professional registered massage therapist, contact the Mantra Wellness Centre today.