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Tui Na Massage Makes You Feel Enlivened, Happy, And Re-Energized

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The ancient healing art of Tui Na massage has been an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Overland Park for the past four millennia.

The term Tui Na is derived from two Chinese words, Tui which means “to push” and Na, which means “to grasp”. It is used as treatment for conditions that in western medicine would normally require an osteopath, chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

While Tui Na usually works on the joints and muscles, it also affects the body at a deeper level, specifically to enhance the flow of life energy within the body. This ‘life energy’ is called qi in China and aside from the body, it can be found in the whole Universe and is considered to be the activating force for all life.

Qi flows in the body via energy pathways known as “Meridians”. These meridians transport Qi energy to the mind, body tissues, and organs. Tui Na is applied by the practitioner to stimulate the Meridians and specific points on the body to balance and smooth the flow of Qi in the body.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, disease is mostly due to an imbalance in the flow of Qi. A balanced and smooth Qi flow makes you feel energetic and confident and boosts your physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional well being.

Before starting the treatment, the practitioner will first need to ask you questions about your lifestyle and past medical history. In Tui Na therapy, it is important for you and the practitioner to communicate with each other. During the therapy, the practitioner may need feedback from you to guide him into using the right the amount of pressure and the points that need to be treated.

After the treatment, the patient usually feels enlivened, happy, and re-energized. He can also experience a release of blocked emotional energy. This may cause the patient to feel emotional later on.

In general, Tui Na is deemed to be an extremely safe treatment; however there can be occasions when it should not be administered to patients. Tui Na may not be administered on:

• The stomach or lower back during pregnancy
• Broken or inflamed skin
• The hip area where an artificial joint is fitted
• People with cancer or serious heart disease
• People with osteoporosis or brittle bones
• Children below the age of 5 (this is because their energy systems have not yet fully developed)

Written by Valerie

February 20th, 2018 at 10:05 pm