Tuina Massage

Tuina is the Chinese term for medical bodywork.  The words tui and na mean 'to push' and 'to squeeze'.  Tuina therapies can include the massage of muscles and joints, as well as facilitated stretching exercises.  A few techniques also use devices, such as cupping which applies glass suction cups to the skin, and guasha where a smooth tool (usually porcelain or jade, but in some traditions a coin, or even a piece of horn) is used to scrape the skin.

As with acupuncture and moxibustion, the intent of tuina therapy is to improve movement and circulation throughout the body, allowing the body to improve its innate capacity to heal and to maintain health.

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