What We Do
Tui Na-Therapeutic Massage
What is Tui Na?
As licensed acupuncturists, we are trained in a chinese massage technique called Tui Na. Tui Na translates into English as "push and squeeze" and is both invigorating and relaxing. Unlike traditional massage, Tui Na goes beyond the muscles and bone layers to work with the body on a deeper energetic level.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese Medicine technique used to promote healing underneath the skin. It is often used over areas of pain and tension, but can also be used to prevent and treat illnesses such as the common cold and flu. It involves lightly scraping a flat object over the skin and muscles. This can release deep muscle tension, increase circulation, cause vasodilation, and stimulate the production of specific antioxidants involved in the inflammatory response. Some common stones used for Gua Sha are jade, rose quartz, and amethyst, but in China a Chinese soup spoon is often used.