Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, tui na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that follows the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The style is quite different than what you may have received from a typical massage therapist.

Tui na, literally translated as “push grasp,” includes various oscillating and pressure techniques to move qi and blood in the meridian and muscle systems.

Tui na encompasses a variety of methods from light pressure to deep-tissue work which can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.

Commonly used to treat musculo-skeletal problems, tui na is also effective at treating pain, stress, digestive, respiratory and circulatory conditions.