Tui Na (pronounced twee na) is a comprehensive form of Chinese bodywork that utilizes various types of massage, acupressure, stretching and traction, and bone setting techniques. It can be used to treat not only musculoskeletal pain but also many types of internal disease and illness. Because it is a non-invasive system, it is ideal for treating children and anyone with acupuncture needle phobias.
Tui Na can be utilized to address specific problems such as chronic pain that is associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It is especially effective for arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder syndrome, and a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.
Tui Na can also be used to adjust the physiology of the body at a deeper level, not just the muscles, bones, and joints. As such, it can also be utilized to treat insomnia, digestive disorders, constipation, headaches, and emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression, generalized stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It can accomplish this by restoring balance to the body and releasing negative memories and emotional toxins that can be stored in the body’s tissues at a cellular level.
Tui Na can also be combined with medical qigong and breath modulation to achieve powerful results and treat conditions that may not be responding to other treatment methods, including other forms of Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, herbs, or nutritional therapy.
Mike Will Clarke has received training in both Tuina and Anma (also known as Amma) massage therapies. While Anma massage has a focus on the meridian with techniques to tonify, reduce or neutral protocols, Anma has a very wide range of techniques and protocols from original chiropractor body/joint manipulation to raki type body energy balancing. Protocols include: (1) Deep tissue, (2) Stress relief, (3) Cosmetic face, (4) Head, (5) Feet, (6) Ears, (7) Stomach.