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Under the Skin & Tuina Massage

Updated: Sep 22, 2023


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Under the Skin & Tuina Massage, Not to be confused with Russell Brand's Podcast

Tuina massage can have various effects on the different layers of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue, lipids, nerves, and blood vessels. Here's a breakdown of how tuina massage can influence these components:



Epidermis: The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. During tuina massage, the mechanical manipulation of the skin can help exfoliate dead skin cells, promoting a healthier and smoother appearance. Additionally, tuina massage techniques can improve blood circulation to the epidermis, providing oxygen and nutrients to the cells.



Dermis: The dermis lies beneath the epidermis and contains blood vessels, nerves, hair follicles, and sweat glands. Tuina massage stimulates the dermis by increasing blood flow, which nourishes the skin cells and aids in the removal of metabolic waste products. The mechanical pressure of tuina massage can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers, promoting skin elasticity and firmness.



Subcutaneous Tissue: The subcutaneous tissue, known as the hypodermis, consists of adipose (fat lipids) tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Tuina massage can affect the subcutaneous tissue by promoting lymphatic drainage, reducing the appearance of cellulite, and promoting detoxification. The kneading and stroking movements of tuina massage can also help break down fatty deposits and improve the distribution of fat cells.


Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington.
Under the Skin & Tuina Massage, Not to be confused with Russell Brand's Podcast

Lipids: Tuina massage can have an impact on lipids, particularly in the subcutaneous tissue. The mechanical pressure and manipulation of the tissues during tuina massage can help mobilize and redistribute fat cells. It is important to note that tuina massage alone is not a solution for significant weight loss or changes in body composition. It can support overall wellness and potentially contribute to improved body contours when combined with a healthy lifestyle diet and exercise.



Nerves: Tuina massage stimulates the nerves present in the skin and underlying tissues. The application of pressure, friction, or stretching during a tuina massage can activate sensory receptors, providing a relaxing or therapeutic effect. This stimulation can also help to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, and promote a sense of well-being.



Blood Vessels: Tuina massage techniques, such as kneading and stroking, can enhance blood circulation in the skin and underlying tissues. Improved blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells while aiding in the removal of metabolic waste products. Increased circulation can also contribute to a healthy complexion and promote tissue healing.



It's important to note that the effects of tuina massage can vary depending on the techniques used, the intensity of the tuina massage, and individual factors. Additionally, it's recommended to seek the services of a qualified and trained tuina massage practitioner to ensure the safe and effective application of massage techniques like the ones at Acute Acupuncture. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post. If you have any more questions or concerns check out our Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these help to answer most people's questions.


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