Are you looking for Chinese Medical Massage in Northwich, Cheshire? Acupuncture That Works can help. We are a well-established Acupuncture Practice situated in Cheshire with Chinese Medical Massage as one of our specialist areas of treatment.
With a growing demand throughout the Northwich area for Chinese Medical Massage, also referred to as ‘tui na’, Acupuncture That Works is happy to provide a comprehensive Chinese Medical Massage service in our Northwich based clinic.
What is Chinese Medical Massage?
Tui na massage, unlike other massages is not primarily used for relaxation but often as a therapeutic treatment which rectifies specific disharmonious patterns in the body. It is a fundamental part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is often used by practitioners in conjunction with Acupuncture. The push and pull technique works by applying finger pressure to target specific acupressure points to stimulate and remove blockages. Tui na massage, like other TCM treatments works to harmonise the yin and yang in the body by manipulating energy or qi (chi) that travels through the meridian channels.
The massage does not require you to remove your clothing, although your practitioner may ask for you wear loose fitting clothes and for you to remove any shoes, coats and jewellery.
What is it used for?
Tui na is used for a wide variety of ailments and is one of the most popular Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. As well as being regularly used to treat a variety of trauma, injuries and muscle problems, it is also a great alternative to Acupuncture for children.
Chinese Medical Massage can be used to treat a wide range of conditions such as
- Pain in muscles, neck and shoulder pain, insomnia, sports injuries, arthritis, headaches,
migraines, digestive disorders and muscle relaxation.
- It helps to complement other treatments, alleviate symptoms and aid recovery.
- To improve your sleep, reduce stress, for relaxation and to balance hormones/ emotions.
Is it safe?
Tui na is a completely safe and natural treatment for people of all ages, including children. Your practitioner will assess any areas where it would not be safe to work prior to treatment i.e. the lower abdomen during pregnancy. Massage can play a key role in aiding the body’s natural healing process as well as being a means of improving your overall wellbeing through creating a sense of calm and relaxation.
Its distinct ability to help remove any toxins from your system and improve digestion, sleeping and pain management has made tui na an extremely popular TCM choice throughout Northwich and Cheshire.
What is the history of Chinese Medical Massage?
The roots of the Chinese Medical Massage Tui na can be traced all the way back to 1700 B.C.E. during the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China. There have been many depictions of Tui na documented throughout history and documents describing the uses and techniques of the massage.
Whilst it is a treatment relatively new to the western world, Tui na has been used throughout China for centuries. Today, it is regarded as ‘a powerful therapeutic extension of traditional western massage methods’
Chinese Medical Massage is one of the many branches within Traditional Chinese medicine and is a treatment that works in unison with Acupuncture. We provide Chinese Medical Massage treatments through Northwich and Cheshire so if you are looking to find out more about the benefits of Tui na than please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0800 051 76 88.