Tui Na FAQs

What is Tui Na?

Tui Na is a type of massage that involves the physical manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), to achieve two major effects.

First, it increases blood and lymph circulation. This basically pushes the old, damaged cells out and brings fresh, new cells in. Increased circulation can significantly speed healing to an area that has been injured.

Second, it can cause the relaxation and normalization of the soft tissues which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues which ultimately affects the flow of Qi through the channels. When there is an injury the tightened soft tissues squeeze on vessels and nerves which in turn causes the pain associated with that injury. Once those tissues are relaxed the vessels and nerves are freed, relieving the pain and returning the balance to the flow of Qi.

What can Tui Na help with?

Tui Na has been proven to help with…

·        Fibromyalgia Symptoms

·        Easing the Effects of Surgery

·        Reducing Stress and Improving Mood

·        Headaches

·        Lowering Blood Pressure

·        Increasing Flexibility and Range of Motion

·        Back and Neck Pain

·        Relieving Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Tui Na may be applied before, during, or after your acupuncture visit.

How can I receive Tui Na treatment?

Meet Amber Chen! Amber, who started working with us in Spring 2022, is available on Wednesdays for Medical massage and Tui Na. She specializes in Tui Na and is available for 1 hour appointments.

Does insurance pay for Tui Na?

Many insurances will not cover Tui Na so you may need to pay out of pocket for this. Please discuss this with your practitioner.

When used together, whole systems modalities mutually enhance each other for a greater benefit.