Deeply rooted in the Traditional Chinese Medicine this massage tradition treats a wide array of conditions and is easily adapted into every day contexts of our modern world. In China hospitals usually have a Tuina department. There are aspects of TUINA common with Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, shiatsu, bone setting, reiki. >>>
A monthly general tuina session is perfect for restoring the balance, preventing diseases and stagnation, and makes you feel at home in your body!
Some of the conditions treated:
musculoskeletal problems (eg. frozen shoulder, neck pains, lower back pains, sciatica, stiff hips, sports injuries), curculatory and respiratory problems.
Creating vacuum causes suction of skin and underlying tissues into the cup. This has an opposite effect to a massage – instead of applying pressure it lifts tissues. In doing so pores open up, blood and fluid circulation is significantly promoted, muscle tensions released. Cupping may be stack or sliding. Stack is similar to acupuncture and usually leaves marks while sliding may be described as a pleasant cupping massage.
Traditional moxa (short for moxibution) involves burning dried mugwort over a specific point or area of the body thus warming it up. This can be done indirectly using a cigar or directly by placing a mugwort cone on the skin.
Moxa is pleasant and does not leave scars nor cause pain. To avoid smoke, smokeless variants are possible. In a clinical setting, heat lamps are also widely used.
Heating with moxa has a tonifying effect on the body, strengthens immune system, promotes circulation, alleviates pain.
Having experienced the effects of TUINA, I couldn’t resist the call to recognise it as my path. I was fortunate to encounter an exceptional teacher, Davie Sprott, who continues to motivate my further study, which in case of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a life-long journey.
I try to popularise TUINA and establish it firmly in the mainstream consciousness. Therefore, I’m open to wide collaboration and projects.