Chinese Traditional Medicine presents modern practitioners with an extensive range of techniques, disciplines and therapies to learn from. At the Fairlee Wellbeing Centre, our therapists practice fully understand the far-reaching benefits of TCM, and our Tui Na massage therapy is an excellent example of how we can integrate different massage techniques to create a more beneficial treatment programme for our patients.
Pronounced “Twee-Nah”, Tui Na massage represents a complete, holistic approach to human wellbeing, and is completely unique as a form of treatment. Unlike our Swedish or Deep Tissue massages, Tui Na uses a specific set of hands-on skills. Tui Na translates quite literally as “push and grasp”, and it is these firm but gentle manipulations that give the practice its name.
During the course of your treatment, you can expect to receive a thoroughly deep hands-on massage. Whilst not as relaxing as some of the other forms of massage that we offer at the Fairlee Wellbeing Centre, by fully exploring the patient’s arms, legs and back, as well as their elbows and knees on occasion, Tui Na can effectively treat conditions such as neck, shoulder and back pain, immobility and sciatica amongst others.
Complete Healing System
Tui Na draws on the principle that there is a network of 12 pairs of meridians that exist throughout the body (though without a specific anatomical structure) that form energy pathways that are key to maintaining your health and wellbeing. Basic hand techniques such as compression, pressing, kneading and tapping can help to restore and maintain this flow of energy.
The patient remains dressed throughout in comfortable clothing whilst either sitting down or lying on a massage table.
Effective Physical Therapy
Tui Na is a truly ancient practice, and is probably one of the oldest forms of bodywork still in use today. It is perhaps because of its status as a tried and tested therapy that it is so widely used, and in China it continues to be used for medicinal purposes to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, as well as chronic pain in general.