Tui Na

Tui Na is both a form of physical body work and a subtle energy medicine. As a physical therapy it excels at releasing the channel sinews, (collectively the muscles, tendons and ligaments) and facilitating the movement of joints.

 By opening, releasing and balancing the channel sinews, Tui Na is able to treat not only muscular skeletal problems, but also any ailment that may be caused by emotional and postural holding patterns that have become unconscious and locked into the body's protective connective tissue armour.

As a form of energy medicine or Qigong, practitioners utilize and direct QI through their hands, into points, along channels and into the Zangfu and bones. Tui Na can be very vigorous and physically active or incredibly subtle and still. It depends on the style of the practitioner and the requirements of treatment.