Chinese massage is known as Tui Na. We mostly use Tui Na massage in conjunction with the other modalities of Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and cupping to stimulate the flow of Qui, thereby relieving pain, aiding recovery and helping improve health.
The techniques of Tui Na are usually quite stimulating and involve applying pressure on specific points and using pulling and twisting movements on the skin and muscles. Tui Na is not only beneficial for muscular injuries and aches. It will also assist with relaxation and internal issues such as labour induction, migraines, period pain, anxiety and stress.
A massage treatment goes in conjunction with Cupping, Spooning, Gua Sha, and Moxibustion.
Cupping gives your body a boost in releasing those toxins. Focused blood flow helps your body by flushing built-up toxins through the lymphatic system. (Your lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating your body’s toxins and waste.)
Gua Sha (Spooning)
Gua Sha, also known as Spooning, moves stagnated blood, promoting normal circulation to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated. The patient experiences immediate changes in stiffness, pain, and mobility. Normal metabolic processes are restored by the movement of fluids as nutrients are carried to the tissues and metabolic wastes are carried away.
Moxibustion can be used to prevent diseases and maintain health as part of tonification treatments to help strengthen the organs and immune system. It warms the meridians and expels cold. It can be used to promote circulation over areas of chronic pain or muscle tension. It is especially used for pain that is worse with exposure to cold or damp weather, as with some types of arthritis pain. When applied to acupuncture points that strengthen and lift the Qi, moxibustion can boost the immune system and help with fatigue, digestive issues, and much more.