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Tui Na / Acupressure Massage

Tui Na (pronounced Twee-Nah) is also known as Acupressure. It is a form of massage widely used in ancient China to stimulate acupuncture points and meridian using different levels of pressure and manoeuvres that promote the smooth flow of fluids back around the body.

It focuses on alternating speeds, directions, and depths of pressure to push, stretch and knead muscles, tendons and ligaments known as sinews along their meridian pathways and stimulates the acupuncture points. This then unblocks any stagnation that may have occurred there creating imbalances in the body which cause pain and re-establish a smooth flow of Qi, Blood, Yin, and Yang in the vessels which realigns the persons health and wellbeing.

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Tui Na is used to:

  • Reduces pain by increasing/reducing hormone levels

  • regulate the nervous system

  • aid respiratory function

  • Relax the body  

  • Improves lymphatic circulation

  • lower Heart Rate and BP

  • boosts all blood circulation

  • eases sinew tension, tightness, irritation by making the sinews less tight and joints more mobile, treating all musculoskeletal conditions and injuries

  • strengthens the core

  • aiding in lowering cortisol which is the bodies stress hormone.

  • promote prolactin hormone which aids with promoting milk flow in breastfeeding mothers

  • Aids in female hormone regulation

some of the conditions Tui Na treats:

arthritic conditions

Sciatica

back pain, and joint pain

Depression

stress-related conditions

fatigue

insomnia

Anxiety

headaches, migraines

carpal tunnel syndrome

peripheral neuropathy

respiratory conditions

digestive pains

PMT

endometriosis

conditions arising from poor circulation

This massage can be used on direct skin with standard massage oil or indirectly without oil over the clothing and done as a deep-tissue or a gentler massage making it suitable for most as the practitioner can adapt it. It is generally well-tolerated but may bring slight discomfort during or immediately afterwards due to its invigorating unblocking effect.

This treatment is most often utilised alongside treatments such as Acupuncture, Qi gong, Cupping, Gua sha, myofascial release, and reflexology.

Tui Na Aftercare Advice.

To gain the most from your Acupuncture treatment, its recommended to do the following:

  1. Increase your water intake over the following 7 days to enhance the detoxification process. 

  2. Avoid alcohol, energy drinks or recreational drugs for 24 hours after the treatment and 12 hours prior to treatment.

  3. Try to reduce or avoid smoking, vaping and all nicotine / tobacco products for 12 hours after treatment. 

  4. Avoid strenuous activities, heavy exercise or long drives for 24 hours after treatment, your body needs time for Rest and Relaxation. 

  5. Avoid hot baths, Showers, Saunas, Sunbeds or Sunbathing for 12 hours after treatment. 

  6. Try to reduce stress, maybe try light exercise, going for a walk, breathing or mediation to help. 

  7. Avoid having any other treatments for 48 hours afterwards to prevent interactions occurring.

  8. Where oils have been used, please leave them on the skin as long as possible. 

  9. Follow any specific aftercare advice given following the treatment. 

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