Tua Nua
Tuina dates back to the Shang Dynasty of China, 1700 B.C.E. Tui means to push and Na is a squeezing and lifting technique. By 600 C.E. Tuina was included in the Imperial Medical College as a separate department. Tuina flourished throughout China until the Qing Dynasty where it was suppressed along with other Chinese cultural arts. Following the Communist revolution, Tuina was restored along with other traditional medical arts and was included in the creation of the current system of Traditional Medicine Colleges.
Tui Na is a comprehensive system of therapeutic massage and passive/active joint restoration. The traditional Tui-Na school of thought is composed of eight main massage techniques as follows:



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Tui - To Push,
Na - To Pull or Drag,
An - Rapid & Rythmical Pressing,
Tao - Strong Pinching Pressure,
Nie - Kneading,
Nien – Nipping,
Moa - Rubbing,
Pai - Tapping,

Tuina is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. Effective treatment protocols have been tested in a practical setting. Tuina is not especially useful for those seeking a mild, sedating and relaxing massage since it tends to be more task focused than other types of bodywork.

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