Healing Tao Institute

Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na)

What is Tui Na?
Tui Na is traditional Chinese clinical bodywork. It is a 2,000-year-old Chinese manipulative therapy that uses a hands-on approach to access acupuncture and acupressure points. Tui Na stimulates the movement of energy (Qi) in both the meridians and muscles. It is an excellent modality to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal and joint conditions, as well as certain internal disorders.

Tui Na was often classified as an "external" treatment in ancient China. This less invasive modality has proven through the years to be especially effective for the elderly, infants, and gravely ill patients, but is certainly not limited to these types. Tui Na is an excellent massage therapy for physical trauma, and rehabilitation, sports injuries and chronic pain, as well as disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive system.