Chinese Massage (known as Tuina or Tui Na) stimulates
acupressure points for healing energy to flow easily. Acupressure
points have a high electrical conductivity at the surface of the
skin and thus conduct the body’s energy effectively. Discover
how to apply the same points and principles as acupuncture –using
Chinese massage techniques and sensitivity of the human hand instead
of needles. Learn to relieve a range of emotional complaints and
common ailments such as depression, anxiety, headaches, backache,
insomnia, nausea, carpel tunnel, and many more.
Tuina Massage Therapy and ancient Acupressure were developed in Asia over 5,000
years ago. Both are effective in the relief of stress-related ailments,
in self-treatment and in preventive health care. Tuina releases
tension, increases circulation, reduces pain and develops vibrant
health. For more information on Acupressure, see Michael Reed Gach’s
Potent Points: A Self-Care Guide for Common Complaints from
A to Z.
Tuina Techniques & Methods
Firm pressure is the most fundamental technique. Use thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure. To relax an area or relieve pain, apply pressure gradually and hold without any movement for several minutes at a time. One minute of steady pressure (when applied gradually) calms and relaxes the nervous system, promoting greater healing. To stimulate the area, apply pressure for only four or five seconds.
Slow motion kneading uses the thumbs and fingers along with the heels of the hands to squeeze large muscle groups firmly The motion is similar to that of kneading a large mass of dough. Simply lean the weight of your upper body into the muscle as you press to make it soft and pliable. This relieves general stiffness, shoulder and neck tension, constipation, and spasms in the calf muscles.
Brisk rubbing uses friction to stimulate the blood and lymph. Rub the skin lightly to relieve chilling, swelling, and numbness by increasing circulation, as well as to benefit the nerves and tone of the skin.
Quick tapping with fingertips stimulates muscles on unprotected, tender areas of the body such as the face. For larger areas of the body, such as the back or buttocks, use a loose fist. This can improve the functioning of nerves and sluggish muscles in the area.
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