Asian massages are usually administered with the application of grease or oils. In some cases, patients may be fully clothed. Techniques employed may include thumb presses, rubbing, percussion, and assisted stretching.
Tuina (Tui na) (推拿) is a form of massage akin to acupressure (from which shiatsu evolved). Also known as tendon massage, it is a series of massage techniques applied over the meridians and acupoints to stimulate blood circulation, remove blood stasis, break up scar tissues, and relax the muscles around the tendon. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, once the meridians are cleared up, the blood and “qi” will flow smoothly and the viscera will function effectively. These will in turn promote speedy healing.
Who will benefit from Tuina?
Tendon massage is often used to treat tendonitis conditions and tendon injuries, relieve spasms and pain, correct deformities, and treat wear and tear of soft tissues.
This type of treatment is especially apt for exercise enthusiasts and those who are physically active. These groups of people regularly put extra strain on their muscles, tendons, and joints. The continued stress often result in strain, wear and tear, as well as injury. Tendon massage is effective in promoting proper and speedier healing.
When should you seek for a Tuina massage?
Anyone who is suffering from physical ailments and is looking for a treatment that has a more holistic approach to the body’s overall wellness is encouraged to try Tuina. If you want to avoid the side effects of modern drugs and other chemical based treatments, this therapy is your best alternative to faster healing.