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.
How Does Reiki Work?
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis (according to yogic principles’ the complex network of pathways or channels through which prana [life force] passes through the physical body. Several yoga postures, pranayama techniques, and sounds are employed to open and balance the energy flow through the nadis). It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.