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Tuina - Chinese Therapeutic Massage
Sometimes translated as Acupressure, Tuina (Tui Na) is also a traditional therapeutic technique which has been developed for many centuries in China. It is particularly useful in treating pain-related conditions such as lumbago, frozen shoulder, sciatica, etc. In many cases, it can be as effective as or even better than acupuncture.
Different from other skin-rubbing types of massage, Tuina uses “penetrating” manipulations to activate Qi/blood circulation of deep tissues and reduce inflammation, therefore release pain. The manipulations are not harsh at all but rather gentle, enjoyable and safe.