TuiNa – Acupressure Therapy
TuiNa (pronounce “twee nah”) is a form of Asian bodywork that has been used in China for centuries. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation, Tuina works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of Qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of Qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality.
The details of Tuina’s techniques and uses were originally documented in The Yellow Emperor’s Classics of Internal Medicine, which was written about 2,500 years ago.
Its popularity and recognition grew steadily to the point that by the sixth century, many traditional Chinese medical schools had incorporated Tuina into their programs as a separate department. In China, Tuina is currently taught as a separate but equal field of study, with practitioners receiving the same level of training as acupuncturists and herbalists.
(30 min. $40, 60 min. $80)