Body-mind explorations as practiced by the NYC Corporate Chair Massage Company – www.eventschairmassage.com – integrates corporate stress management with shiatsu, bodywork, movement and chair massage.
In the early 1970s a major shift took place based on a large pattern of immigration into the West from Asia. Initially, this appeared as Japanese Shiatsu and various offshoots of this including Watsu, Ohashiatsu, and Acupressure. Pehr Ling’s introduction to massage also came about directly as a result of his study of gymnastic movements.
With large Chinese immigration came a technique called Tuina.
Tui na or tuina (/ˌtwiː ˈnɑː/, Chinese: 推拿; pinyin: tuī ná), is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, t’ai chi, qigong, and other martial arts and Chinese gymnastics. The name comes from two of the actions: tui means “to push” and na means “to lift and squeeze.”
Unlike “tsubo” based acupressure massage techniques, Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.
Being that much that we define as Swedish Massage as developed by Ling was influenced by Chinese techniques many Tuina practitioner use similar techniques as would be associated with Swedish Massage and Medical Massage including brushing, kneading, rolling, pressing, and rubbing the areas between each of the joints. These areas are known to Tuina practitioners as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive chi (Wei Qi) and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.
Tuina techniques may be gentle or quite firm. In addition to lifting and squeezing other strokes include shaking and tapotement. The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions. As with many other traditional Chinese medical practices, there are different schools which vary in their approach to the discipline. It is related also to Japanese massage or anma (按摩).
In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either “external” or “internal” treatment. Tui na was one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants. In modern China, many hospitals include tui na as a standard aspect of treatment, with specialization for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. In the West, tui na is taught as a part of the curriculum at some acupuncture schools.
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