Chinese massage therapy, also formally known as Tuina (pronounced is "TWEY-nah") translates to "push grasp." It is a form of Chinese therapeutic massage that functions to move energy in both the meridians and muscles. When the body is injured through trauma or overuse, it responds by producing scar tissue and adhesions in the connective tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia). Overtime, these tissue changes can cause pain, stiffness and restricted motion. Tuina functions to break up and release these physical blockages and increase blood circulation to the tissue. It helps to restore your body's structural integrity and stability so you are able to move with more freedom and ease.
Q: What is Tuina massage?
A:Tuina massage technique was designed long ago to move Qi in various parts of the body. It is an excellent adjunct therapy to acupuncture and can be applied to relieve inflammation, tension and muscle pain, as well as speed up the healing process following an injury.
Q: How long is the massage session?
A: Patients may receive 10-15 minutes of massage as part of their regularly scheduled acupuncture sessions, or a separate 30 minute or 1 hour massage session can be scheduled.
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