Tuina Chinese Bodywork: What is it?
Tuina is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for over 2,000 years. Tuina uses traditional Chinese Medical theory of the flow of the Qi (energy) through the meridians as it's basic therapeutic orientation.
Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tuina seeks to establish the body's system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Tuina Methods include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi (energy).