Tui na has been used in China for centuries. A combination of oil massage, acupressure, and other forms of body manipulation, Tui na works by applying pressure to acupuncture points, meridians, and muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of energy. Removing these blockages restores the balance of energy in the body, leading to better health and more vitality.
Tui na is best suited for rectifying chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions, and stress-related disorders. Among the ailments, tui na is most effective in treating neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, sciatica, and tennis elbow. Tui na treatment often results in improvements to the whole body, not just to a specific area. Compared to massage and other forms of bodywork, tui na tends to be more vigorous, intense, and specific.