Tui Na is a style of bodywork that is integral to Chinese Medicine. It differs greatly from Western bodywork techniques in its holistic view of the body, and its foundation in ancient Chinese medicinal philosophy.
Tui Na affects different parts and functions of the body, removing blockages and stimulating our capacity for self-healing.
Tui means “to push” and Na means “to grab / squeeze.”
Like other forms of Asian bodywork, Tui Na is not generally used simply for pleasure or relaxation; it was designed as a preventive and corrective / restorative method.
Tui Na promotes energy and blood circulation, alleviates pain and relieves common ailments of the body, mind and spirit, such as back, neck & joint pain, sciatica, headaches, insomnia, constipation and anxiety.
Treatments are tailored to each individual’s needs, and employ the use of key acupuncture points through acupressure, without the use of needles, and through the optimization of energy flow along the body’s various energetic pathways (also referred to as meridians) using various manual therapies.
MEDICAL QI GONG
Medical Qi Gong is one of the main branches of traditional Chinese medicine, together with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na (Chinese bodywork).
As in these other branches, healing happens thanks to the balancing of qi — the energy that surrounds and permeates all living things.
Like all forms of Chinese medicine, Medical Qi Gong recognizes the root causes of symptoms or dis-ease, treating each person as a whole.
Energy medicine sessions are very effective in restoring and maintaining health, and harmonizing body, mind and spirit.