Traditional Chinese Massage (Tui Na), Exercise Therapy (Qi Gong) and Facial AcupunctureTraditional Chinese massage (Tui Na) and exercise therapy (Qi Gong) are part of a medical system developed over thousands of years (acupuncture and herbal medicine are the other therapies within that system). The aim of these treatments is to improve health by adjusting the flow and balance of the energy within the body.
With traditional Chinese massage this is achieved by gently massaging along specific energy channels and applying pressure to certain points. This massage is usually carried out through your normal clothing. However, muscle tension can also be relieved through gentle stretches and by massaging tense areas with oils.
Traditional Chinese exercise therapy involves performing gentle movements to activate the energy in the channels. For clients that are interested I can draw up a daily programme which would reinforce the massage treatment.
These techniques can be very effective in the treatment of a wide range of both physical and emotional conditions, and can improve general health even if no specific condition is present. They can also help with weight loss (combined with dietary changes), and the recovery from illness or injuries - they are often particularly beneficial in the treatment of sports injuries.
PhD, LicAc, MBAcC, Dip Qigong Tuina