Tui Na

Chinese Thereputic Massage

Q: What is Tui Na?

A: Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic massage) is the only form of massage that has a medical application. It is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture without the use of needles. It is used extensively in Chinese Hospitals and clinics to treat medical conditions, and is also used to boost general health which in turn can prevent illness.

Tui Na literally means: PUSH & GRASP

Q: How does Tui Na work?

A: Tui Na massage works on the Muscular-skeletal, Circulatory and Nervous system(s) and as a result it:

  1. Promotes muscle relaxation and stops spasm.
  2. Improves posture and flexibility
  3. Prevents as well as treat injury
  4. Increase Qi/Blood flow
  5. Increases cellular waste removal
  6. Increases lymphatic drainage
  7. Promotes mental relaxation
  8. Reduces anxiety
  9. Increases body awareness

Q: What does Tui Na treat?

Tui Na massage offers a wide variety of benefits, both mental as well as physical, increasing well-being and the feeling of euphoria. As well as being used for sports injuries, paediatrics, general health and relaxation. Tui Na is an extremely effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions including:

  1. Arthritis
  2. Bakers cyst
  3. Bible cyst (ganglion)
  4. Cervical Spondylosis
  5. Stress related disorders
  6. Diabetes
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Digestive disorders
  9. Dizziness
  10. Ladies problems
  11. Lumbago
  12. Lymphatic drainage
  13. Poor constitution
  14. Sciatica
  15. Tinnitus
  16. Vertigo
  17. Whip lash Injury


Q: What does Tui Na treat?

A. For general massage you will remain fully clothed and covered with a cotton sheet. Then various hand, finger and elbow techniques will be performed through the sheet, giving you a wide variety of benefits, both physical and mental.

Q. How long does it take?

A. Most treatments last from 40 minutes to 1 hour

Q. Does it hurt?

A. Tui Na can be soft and gentle or a very firm massage. If there is damaged tissue then it can be a little unpleasant.

General procedure for Medical Tui Na massage.

Questions about health and disease (case history) will be taken to ascertain the level of injury/disease and your constitution. Tongue and pulse diagnosis may be taken to ascertain the conditions of the internal organs. Then various hand, finger and elbow techniques will be performed through the cotton sheet. After the treatment advice may be given on Dietary, Lifestyle and exercise to lessen the effect of disease and to strengthen your constitution. Other therapies used during the treatment of injury are, Cupping, Hot compress, Moxibustion and Infra red heat treatment. After deep tissue massage Chinese herbs may be given to speed up the healing process. The herbs used are usually in tablet form, and taken daily.


When receiving treatment for a particular condition, you will be surprised at the speed in which Tui Na promotes recovery. In certain cases some aspects of the treatment may be uncomfortable, but in traumatising the body in a very controlled way, the body’s natural healing power is triggered into action.