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How Is Tuina Massage Different From Other Massages?

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

The biggest difference between Tuina massage (pronounced twee-nah) versus normal massage, is that it focuses on the individual's foundation, and can also be used to treat mental and emotional aspects, not limited to musculoskeletal conditions. Tuina gives the opportunity to experience the benefit of acupuncture without having to use needles.

Before your initial Tuina treatment can be conducted, your practitioner will go through several questions including, diet, exercise, and sleep to ascertain your current lifestyle, environment, and experiences, to then put together an appropriate treatment plan.

It’s recommended that you do our acupuncture initial 60 minute treatment to ensure your practitioner can fully understand your needs.

The Tuina Ethos

Medical massage aims to reduce pain, increase circulation, increase mobileyt, harmonize the gut and internal organs, giving the body balance, and facilitate homeostasis.

The Tuina Process

Instead of using acupuncture needles, it uses various different massage techniques to treat the affected area. Tuina is very effective on its own, however, can see additional benefits when used in conjunction with acupuncture and cupping treatments.

The treatment of Yin: Yin based techniques are tonifying and have an inward focus on rejuvenation by amplifying the inner structure.

The treatment of Yang: Yang based techniques are used to focus on various different knots or tension held within the muscles, for them to be released. What this does is increase circulation, decrease pain, and increase flexibility.

Unique Tuina Massage Treatments

Tuina treatments aim to increase joint mobility by stretching and releasing tight muscles and will use similar techniques to acupressure, reflexology, osteopathy, and chiropractics .

Tuina Massage Benefits

Tuina has been shown to be beneficial with many positive aspects in health and wellbeing such as (but not limited to):

  • Pain relief,

  • Improved wellbeing,

  • Reduced stress,

  • Better sleep cycles,

  • Better circulation,

  • Neck pain relief,

  • Lower back pain relief,

  • Relief from depression and anxiety,

  • Reduced musculoskeletal discomfort,

  • A better quality of life for chronic illness sufferers, e.g. Chronic Fatigue, endometriosis

Start improving your wellbeing with Tuina massage by contacting the professional team at Acute Acupuncture.

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