The name comes from two of the actions: tui means "to push" and na means "to lift and squeeze." Tui Na massage therapy is an ancient form of Chinese massage therapy that has its origins in the Shang Dynasty of China in 1700 BC. It is still taught in Chinese Medical Colleges as a traditional therapy.
The treatment is carried out by the manipulation and massage of acupressure points, energy trigger points, muscles and joints surrounding the affected area. Most of the treatment is carried out by hand and may include techniques such as pressing, tapping and kneading with palms, fingertips, knuckles or implements designed for this purpose. Chinese herbs may also be applied to facilitate faster healing.
Benefits of Tui Na Massage:
Tui Na massage therapy concentrates on the freeing the blocked energy meridians in the affected areas of the body to bring about prompt relief from pain and to allow the body to heal itself. It is used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. It is very useful in treating chronic problems such as shoulder pain, joint pain, back pain, and disorders of the lower leg and ankle.
Tui Na is an intensive form of massage therapy and focuses on curing specific ailments and is not suitable as a form of general body massage therapy for aiding in relaxation. It should not be used in conditions involving fractures, phlebitis, infections, open wounds, and lesions. It should also be avoided during pregnancy and menstruation.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as: Chronic pain; Limited mobility; Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury); Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome; Postural problems; Osteoarthritis pain; Fibromyalgia; Muscle tension or spasm.
The technique if acupressure is similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by the elbow, or with various devices.
Acupressure may be effective at helping manage nausea and vomiting, for helping lower back pain, tension headaches, stomach ache, among other things.
A relaxation massage is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort. This massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, for instance, relax your mind.
As with any kind of massage, the benefits of a relaxation massage can last for several days after your treatment. Relaxation massage like other forms of massage can offer the following benefits:
Lowering blood pressure
Improvements to peripheral circulation
Improvements to skin tone and appearance
Improvements to gastrointestinal motility (bowel movements will become more regular)
Some reduction in muscle tension including the relief of muscle tension headaches
Improvements to any stress-related symptoms
Foot massage is a simple, cheap and effective method to relax your body and mind. It is based on the tenets of foot reflexology and involves applying pressure to key points in the foot to get benefits. A qualified medical professional can put a strain on distinct meridians or energy lines on the sole and side in the feet to find out the illness of the body in China.
The foot massage has been practiced for many centuries for its various benefits. Our feet contain greater than 7,000 nerves. By stimulating them gently you can get pleasurable and relaxing sensations.
Foot massage can help to relive anxiety and induce deep relaxation.
Foot massage reduces stress and facilitates unimpeded blood flow throughout the body.
A relaxing foot massage can facilitate homeostasis and optimum functioning of the body’s systems.
Foot massage removes blockages to enable proper energy flow throughout the body. This can give you more energy and vitality to perform daily tasks.
Foot massage heals and relaxes our body and mind, and protects against stress-related ailments.
A sensual foot massage can be the ultimate foreplay. Rub your partner’s feet in a loving, nurturing, relaxing and sensual manner to share love and affection with him/her.