Tui na Massage
Tui na is a form of Chinese manipulation method used to affect the flow of Qi-energy along the body. Although there are some similarities with common massage, the aim can be more therapeutic for treating specific problems such as muscle tension, headache and joint stiffness. While working on the muscles and ligaments, the focus is more on the energy channels along the body, also known as acupuncture channels. By releasing the tensions along these channels, the energy can flow freely and relieve pain. Tui na massage is commonly used by martial artists in China, for both preventative measures, as well as for injuries. The manipulations can vary between gentle relaxation to more deep and vigorous techniques depending on the person and the presenting problems.