Tui na Therapy

Tui na is sometimes referred to as Chinese Medical Massage and is inseparable from Chinese Medicine philosophy. A survey organised by the British Acupuncture Council, confirmed that Tui na was the main treatment used in combination with Acupuncture in the UK.

This therapy is a series of pressing, tapping and kneading techniques which promote the harmonious flow of Qi, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Tui na can range from light stroking techniques to deep-tissue work. The practitioner concentrates on specific acupressure points, trigger points and muscles and joints.

Tui na has no side effects and is well suited for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and stress related disorders of the digestive and respiratory system. Tui na however, cannot be administered when a person is contra-indicated. Examples of contra-indications are fractures and open wounds.

At Mandarin Clinic we practise two types of Tui na: Yang and Yin. Yang Tui na is physical which warms, invigorates and disperses stagnant Qi. Yin Tui na is gentler in application and requires the Tui na practitioner to direct intention into the Channels, Zang Fu or acupuncture points. Once the consultation has been completed Tui na is applied to the clothed body. The practitioner will ask you to lie on a couch or sit on a chair. Each technique requires movement as well as pressure.




I went to Mandarin Clinic for Tui na therapy. Tui na really helped me cope with a chronic back problem. Because there are no side effects, I could go back to work the same day.
MusculoskeletalTim – Cheshire


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