There are those who consider Tui Na Massage a relief for back pain and those who see it as a true elixir of life. In any case, the opinion of those who experience it is always positive, since this Chinese massage, in addition to preventing and fighting various diseases, namely muscle injuries and pain, also restores the energy balance to ensure a good state of physical and mental health.


In any Chinese massage, the human being is seen as a kind of wild terrain that needs to be cultivated and in the Tui Massage At that moment of cultivation it is done through a balance, the result of a technique that “pushes and grabs” (Tui and Na) applied according to one of the oldest healing arts in Traditional Chinese Medicine.



What is Tui Na Massage?

Tui Na Massage or Tuiná Massage is a therapy that uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat various pathologies, essentially musculoskeletal disorders related to muscle pain and tension. The purpose of this therapeutic massage is to restore the energetic balance of the organs and organic functions acting on the channels through which the energy circulates, providing muscle relaxation and improving the patient's general health.


In fact, Tui Na Massage contributes to the cure of a large number of diseases and can be applied simultaneously with other therapeutic techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as Acupuncture and Phytotherapy, to prevent and treat various types of musculoskeletal pathologies and also problems at the level of the nervous, reproductive, digestive and circulatory systems, as well as problems related to skin tissues, blood circulation and bone structure.


Using all the best that can be taken from different techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na Massage manages to regulate the function of the meridians, balance the flow of energy and then expel the pathogenic factors of the disease, being particularly indicated for the promotion of good -the patient's emotional state, combined with the treatment and prevention of muscle tension and injuries, back pain, menstrual pain, sciatica, constipation, migraine and also tension associated with daily stress, among other problems.


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How did the Tui Na Massage come about? 

The Tui Na Massage is believed to have appeared around 1700 BC. since there are reports of the application of this healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the time. However, as these practices were attacked, pursued and prohibited over the following centuries, this type of Chinese massage was only adopted in the West a few years ago, although today it is widely used in hospitals, clinics and massage centers around the world. world.


However, the Tui Na style has been modified and adapted to Western culture, since bone manipulations here are the professional responsibility of Osteopathy and Chiropractic, unlike what still happens in China, for example, where this technique is closer to chiropractor, osteopath and physiotherapist than the work of the masseuse / therapist.


In fact, the very Chinese name of this therapy - Tui Na - justifies the vigorous nature of the healing method in the east: push (Tui) and hold tight (Na)! Moreover, this massage is based on the theories of Qi (vital energy), Xue (blood), Zang Fu (internal organs) and Jing Luo (meridians and collaterals). In other words, in Tui Na Massage the masseuse or therapist uses his hands to act directly on the meridians and other parts of the patient's body using multiple massage techniques, according to the pathology.


These techniques unblock the meridians, promote the circulation of energy and blood, regulate the functions of internal organs and lubricate tendons and bones, thus acting both in the prevention and in the treatment of some physical and psychological problems.



Tui Na Massage Method

The Tui Na Massage method is similar to the Acupuncture method (but without needles!), In that this therapeutic massage is performed on the same points and meridians through a set of manual techniques, where the professional uses the hands, fingers, wrists, but also elbows, forearms and knees. And also according to pressure and sliding techniques, as well as manipulative techniques for realigning the musculoskeletal and ligament relations.


However, despite Tui Na Therapeutic Massage applying sliding, percussion, friction, rotation and vibration movements (among others), it is not a common relaxation massage, its purpose is therapeutic, so much so that in addition to requiring an initial diagnosis, it can resort - depending on the patient's pathology - to the use of poultices, compresses and creams to guarantee the treatment (but not chemicals).


Still, it can never be stressed that, unlike conventional medicine, Tui Na Therapeutic Massage does not simply act on muscles, bones and joints. It also works with the body's energy on a deeper and spiritual level. This is because through the diagnosis, the therapist is able to identify the energetic state and the procedures indicated to balance it, in order to promote good physical and mental health in the patient.



Benefits of Tui Na Massage

  • Relax;
  • Regulates the nervous and endocrine system;
  • Activates blood and lymphatic circulation;
  • Relieves muscle pain;
  • Eliminates muscle tension;
  • Strengthens the musculoskeletal structure;
  • Increases lung capacity;
  • Strengthens the immune system;
  • Reduces stress;
  • Stimulates and tones the skin and eliminates toxins;
  • Reinforces the vital energy of the organism;
  • Achieves the longed-for balance between body and mind;
  • Promotes physical and psychological well-being.



Contraindications of Tui Na Massage

The list of contraindications for Tui Na Massage is not extensive. It is just not recommended for people with heart problems or cancer, especially skin and lymphatic cancer. It is also not recommended for people who suffer from osteoporosis, have inflamed skin or eczema, psoriasis or herpes zoster.


If you are not included in this table of contraindications and are looking for a Tui Na Massage in Porto, get to know our massage center and book a first session now to enjoy one of our therapeutic techniques that prevent diseases, relieve pain, fight against stress and increase the feeling of physical and psychological well-being. 

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