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TCM Massotherapy

TCM Massotherapy (TuiNa 推拿) literally means “push and grasp” aims to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi (life energy) through massage and hand manipulation techniques applied on various pressure points on the body to heal itself naturally. Massotherapy refers to the therapeutic use of massage as a treatment for certain illnesses or diseases. TCM Massotherapy is a non-invasive and effective type of therapy.


Where a strain or chronic joint injury is concerned, the patient must be aware of the root cause of pain. One must also note the inherent relationship between joint, muscle and ligament. One can better target problem areas with the knowledge and thus achieve maximum effect. TCM Massotherapy, unlike many other aspects of TCM, works directly on the problem area. It is especially efficacious in the treatment of muscle related injuries or pains; in fact, one can hardly avoid TCM Massotherapy as a treatment option when it comes to such problems.


TCM Massotherapy works on the energy channels and points, using the same principles as acupuncture except that the hands and fingers are used instead of needles. Through a combination of massage and acupressure, TCM Massotherapy applies pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of Qi. The TCM Physician may also recommend the use of Chinese herbs to facilitate quicker healing. Each TCM Massotherapy sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 hour, with the number of sessions varying with the problem at hand.


Benefits of TCM Massotherapy


TCM Massotherapy is a non-invasive form of therapy. It works holistically, treating the mind through the body and vice versa. It leaves you with a deep sense of physical and mental relaxation, revitalisation and well-being. TCM Massotherapy is best suited for rectifying certain types of chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders. The patient will usually feel more relaxed and energized by the treatment.


Limitation of TCM Massotherapy


TCM Massotherapy, like all forms of therapy, has clear specifications, guidelines and limitations. Certain conditions like bone fractures, ligament tears, fevers, infections, malignant tumours & etc are unsuitable for TCM Massotherapy. TCM Massotherapy is not Kung fu Tuina, contrary to common misconception, it is not a form of martial arts at all. TCM Massotherapy utilizes the finger, palm, wrist and arm for treatment. Efficacy of treatment is not dependent on the amount of strength used; instead, excellent control of strength and pressure based on TCM principles is the key.


Who Should Be Cautious About Receiving TCM Massotherapy?


People with acute abdominal compartment syndrome, bleeding disorders, skin wound, ulceration or burns, severe heart disease, critical illness, and pregnant women, please consult your physician or therapist before receiving TCM Massotherapy.

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