Tuina is well suited for the treatment of all musculo-skeletal conditions, with effective treatment protocols for cervical spine, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, hips, thighs, knees, ankles and feet. Tuina would not be considered especially useful if you are looking for mild, relaxation massage. It is therapeutic and known as Medical Massage in China.
Unique hand techniques are incorporated such as rolling, finger-springing, press-rub, grasping, grinding, chafing to promote flow of blood and energy (known as Qi) through areas of "stagnation" in the body. These areas of stagnation show up as knots in tired, sore, aching muscles. These areas are devoid of blood because of increased tension in the muscles. Tuina techniques restore flow of blood through these areas carrying life force (Qi) and blood along energy super-highways called Meridians or Channels.
Oscillation techniques are used throughout - they keep the body moving gently. This encourages gentle energy flow and the rhythm is one that also nurtures the human body.
You may be surprised to learn that treatment protocols for low back pain include working the whole body from head to foot as Chinese principles see the low back as a restriction in the flow of blood and Qi throughout the whole body not just in the area of restriction. A treatment for low back pain therefore lasts an hour.
You may request a full hour of Tuina or prefer to have some Tuina techniques included in your regular Myomassology (deep tissue) massage if you wish - no extra charge. I am here to serve your needs.