Tui Na (pronounced ‘tway-nah’) massage is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine to address a wide range of health problems. Tui Na uses wave like motions and rhythms to loosen joints, nourish the muscles and encourage the flow of “chi” (or “qi” or “prana”). It is characterized by skillful strokes of the fingers, gliding or rolling hand and arm movements. Gentle shaking, joint rotations and stretching compliment this vigorous style. It may also be known as meridian massage as it opens stagnant acupressure channels and encourages the flow of chi to any deficient areas. It improves mobility, fluidity and works from a place of bringing balance and optimal functioning to the body, mind and spirit. Clients are fully clothed during a Tui Na massage treatment.
Myofascial Release is a form of massage employing techniques for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, skin, muscles, and bones and are applied to aid the body to eliminate pain, increase range of motion and balance the body. Fascia is found throughout the body and is manipulated, directly or indirectly, through myofascial release, allowing connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves in a more flexible and functional manner.