Tui Na is an ancient Chinese form of bodywork incorporating acupressure and massage techniques. It is one of the 5 main branches of Chinese medicine, but is still quite uncommon in the UK. Although it is sometimes described as a very hard or strong kind of massage, it can equally be be very gentle and relaxing if performed by a well trained practitioner.
Tui Na is much more than just a massage. As it is based on the same theories as acupuncture it also works on the internal environment, balancing and regulating the Qi. This makes it suitable for all manner of conditions including digestive problems, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, low energy levels, depression, stress and anxiety, and of course aches, pains, injuries and other physical problems.
The newly formed UK Register of Tui Na now has a ‘find a practitioner’ function. Minimum training standards exist for membership, so you can be certain that practitioners listed are highly trained.
Search for a practitioner, or learn more about Tui Na Massage at the UK Register of Tui Na Chinese Massage