TUI NA: THE MANY WONDERS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MASSAGE
In the Western World, massage is often viewed as a means of Indulgence. In the East, however, it is viewed as a medical approach and a way of life. One testament of this is Tui Na, a form of Traditional Chinese Massage. With the boom of Massage parlors and Spas in the entire Southeast Asia, this form of massage stands out from among the rest for its combination of ancient mediation with traditional Chinese medicinal methods. Due to this, Tui Na is able to meet the needs of those who decide to undergo in this form of therapy.
Whether you are undergoing stress, illness and even recovery from injuries, this Traditional Chinese Massage will be able to relieve you of your difficulties and improve your overall health. Aside from that, it relaxes and calms you, improving your well-being and disposition.
MEDICINE AND MEDITATION
This form of Traditional Chinese Massage was developed in China way back in 1700 B.C. in the Shang Dynasty and was initially used in treating infants and adults with digestive conditions. Eventually, its practice spread around its neighboring countries and has even reached the shores of Singapore through Chinese Immigrants.
Tui Na is often used in conjunction with traditional Chinese medicine like herbs, acupuncture, fire cupping, Qi gong, and tai chi. This form of traditional Chinese massage also uses Taoist and Martial arts principle in order to bring back the body into balance through its regions known as meridians. Today, Tui Na is applied in orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, and even modern medicine.
THE TUI NA EXPERIENCE
As a traditional Chinese massage that mixes medicine with Chinese metaphysical beliefs, Tui Na aims to bring the body back to its normal Chi (life energy) flow. The practitioner will brush, knead, roll, and rub the areas between the joints which are known as gates to open the body’s chi flow and get this energy moving along the meridians and muscles.
The practitioner of this traditional Chinese massage will then use a range of motion, traction, and massage to stimulate the acupressure points which are believed to treat skeletal and muscle conditions. Depending on the case, the practitioner will then use several ancient Chinese medicinal methods that will energize the body, dull and relieve the pain and place the body in a calm and relaxed state.
Those who undergo Tui Na will receive a lot of benefits. This traditional Chinese massage is believed to correct the abnormalities in the body from high and low blood pressure to sleeping disorders. It also breaks down scar tissue to relax the muscles and tendons and improve the circulation of blood in the body and giving it good flexibility. Lastly, it relieves the person from stress, anxiety and depression.
There are a lot of Spa Resorts and Massage Parlors in Singapore that offers Tui Na in their services. It is up to you to try them to enjoy this unique form of Traditional Chinese Massage therapy.