Asian bodywork uses gentle hand and finger pressure along the body’s energy channels. The objective is to restore and balance the flow of energy throughout the body.
In Acupressure therapy, the practitioner uses a variety of tools (pulse and tongue diagnosis, questioning, looking, listening) to assess the relative strength of the twelve organ meridians. Then addresses specific physical complaints and their corresponding energy imbalances by working on individual energy channels. An acupressure treatment is very relaxing and eases you into a healing, meditative state.
In a Tui Na session, the practitioner uses standard Chinese Medicine assessment skills, but also uses extensive hands-on touch to locate areas of the body that are out of balance. Imbalances are addressed using soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, and gentle pressure on energy points.
This is a fairly active form of Asian bodywork — the practitioner remains in motion during the session and there is always something new happening. If you like conventional Swedish massage, you will undoubtedly enjoy Tui Na. It leaves you feeling both relaxed and invigorated.
Unfortunately, people often learn of this work only after they become ill. It’s an excellent way to maintain one’s health through regular sessions.