Massage (Tui Na)

Most of us know the sense of calm and relaxation that comes from a massage at the end of a stressful work week. If you don’t, I highly recommend you give it a try!
Tui Na is a special type of Chinese massage, performed while the patient is fully clothed and incorporates the acupuncture points and channel pathways. Tui Na involves massaging, stretching or applying pressure upon certain areas. As is true with all modalities of Chinese Medicine, the objective of Tui Na is to open any blocks or stagnation in the channel pathways and assist the body in achieving a state of healthy balance.
People often ask, “is acupuncture the same as acupressure?” This type of massage is very comparable in application to acupressure. They both utilize the channel pathways and acupuncture points of the body to elicit a healing response. Pressure point therapy and massage can be a good place to start for someone who has fear or anxiety about acupuncture needles.