Firstly, Tui Na itself is a form of Asian Healthy Bodywork that most closely resembles a conventional western massage. Despite the similarities, the intent of Tui Na is specifically therapeutic rather than the simple relaxation of a Swedish-style massage. Through Tui Na we have the ability to focus on specific problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It also helps chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches (including migraines), and the tension associated with stress.
Since Tui Na is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory it not only works on the muscles, bones and joints, but also with the energy of the Healthy Body (Qi) at a deeper level. Tui Na uses rhythmic compression along the meridians of the Healthy Body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints, like acupressure. Tui Na directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the Healthy Body at acupressure points.
The Tui Na Micro-System Massage I offer takes the principles of Tui Na and applies them to specific microsystems of the Healthy Body; mainly the head, face, neck and shoulders. This treatment is much gentler than the standard Tui Na massage and follows a set protocol that works along the meridians and acupuncture points of the specific micro-system.
During this massage you will fall into a state of absolute relaxation while activating the natural healing processes of your entire Healthy Body. Special attention can be paid to your areas of personal concern (such as headaches, sinus issues or insomnia) or you can just let your Healthy Body do what it needs to do. This massage is a giant step towards personal rejuvenation and self-care. Overall, it is wonderful to destress, improve sleep and relieve pain.