Benefits from tuina are both on physiological and psychological level. Tuina generally increases well-being and feeling of euphoria. It can be used for various purposes, from general massage to specific problems. Main focuses are:
• Neck pain, shoulder pain
• Back pain, sciatica
• Low energy, poor circulation
• Headache, migraine
• Digestive disorders, stress and anxiety
• Rheumatism, arthritis and Parkinson’s
• Joint pain or moving pain
• Sports injuries
The massage is performed over sheet over your clothed body. Tuina is usually done using gentle to quite firm pressure using palms, thumbs, fingers, and elbows, added to this are various stretches and rotations.
In China, Tuina practitioner treats conditions, that could be in the West compared to work of osteopaths, chiropractors or physiotherapists.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.
It works on the principle that every organ, system and structure in the body has a corresponding reflex area or zone on the feet. Working on these reflexes restores imbalances in the body and promotes physical, mental and emotional health.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a jade stone to improve blood circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called Qi, in the body that is believed to be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Moxibustion can be used for example to turn breech babies to increase the chance of natural birth.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow, as well as the flow of Qi in the body.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This relieves muscle tension, which improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It also helps to form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.