Tuina

Tuina refers to all the manual therapies of Chinese medicine. More than just a massage, it includes a set of massage techniques, manipulations and mobilizations of joints and muscles. It takes into consideration both the anatomical and the energetic aspects of Chinese medical theory of meridians and acupuncture points.

 

What do we treat with Tuina massage?

  • Cervical, dorsal or lumbar pain.

  • Headache.

  • The epicondylitis (tennis elbow).

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Pain and injury to the knees or ankles.

  • Various muscular and articular pains.

  • Sciatica (sciatic nerve).

  • Other forms of pain and musculoskeletal issues

Why people love Tuina massage therapy?

A sophisticated system

Over several centuries, doctors in Chinese medicine have developed and refined Tuina techniques and manipulations; It is said that there are more than 300 techniques, manipulations and mobilizations in Tuina, it is a very dynamic form of massage, and works wonder in treating pain and injuries.

Treat more than just pain

Tuina is an effective therapeutic tool not only for pain and injuries. It also helps with many internal health conditions such as digestive disorders, women’s problems and many more. Tuina is also a preferred approach in treating young children. Pediatric Tuina by itself is a specialization, it is gentle and very effective with no risks or side effects.

A great complement to acupuncture

Even though Tuina massage is a therapy by itself,  we often combine the Tuina treatment with other Chinese medicine approaches such as cupping, acupuncture or Chinese herbs to achieve optimal results.

 

Common questions

Will I have to keep coming forever?

No, absolutely not.  It might take a few treatments to completely relieve your symptoms, but the reason for treating the root causes is to not having you coming forever.

Is there any side effect?

All manual therapies have virtually no side effect, you might experience some minor shifts on energy level, appetite or mood, most of the time it will be a positive change. A good rest after the treatment is recommended, but no treatment should affect your normal rhythm of life.

Will your treatment mess with my medication?

We always review your medical history and medications before giving any treatment or giving any recommendation on your diet and herbal intake. It is our absolute priority to make sure there is no unwanted interaction.

Does my insurance cover it?

While most insurance plans will cover our services, every insurance plan is different. If you have doubts, it is always a good idea to verify details with your insurance company. We will provide you with a valid receipts after your treatment. (Acupuncture/massage therapy/naturopathy)

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