Tui-Na Chinese Medical Massage

The Pursuit of Freedom from Pain and Sickness

Tui-Na is a complete system of medicine from China that has the ability to address both internal diseases and external injuries using tailor-made treatment protocols. Tui-Na revolves around the use of the Therapist's hands to diagnose through palpation and treat diseases and illnesses with a variety of manual techniques. Tui-Na is the manual equivalent to Acupuncture.


The motive force that flows through all living things

Qi (or chi) is often translated as life energy, referring to energy circulating through the body; though a more general definition is universal energy, including heat, light, and electromagnetic energy. Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. Gong (or kung) is often translated as work, and definitions include practice, skill, mastery, achievement, or accomplishment, and is often used to mean gongfu (kung fu) in the traditional sense of achievement through great effort. The two words are combined to describe systems to cultivate and balance life energy, especially for health. Qigong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakening one's "true nature", and helps develop each individual's potential. Qigong practice typically involves coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind to create internal balance.

Cupping & Gua-Sha

Energetic modulation applied to the body to cleanse, gather, circulate, balance and strengthen the body's energetic system.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps). Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. It releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Gua sha is sometimes referred to as "spooning" or "coining" by English speakers, it has also been given the descriptive French name, tribo-effleurage.