Archive for January, 2017

Tuina Massage – Robert Coombs at New Leaf Natural Therapies

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Tuina Chinese Remedial MassageI know it’s always a challenge trying a new technique if you don’t know what it is.  I’ve had lots of massage over the past 22 years, but I didn’t know what to expect – TuiNa Chinese Remedial Massage is definitely a deep-tissue remedial massage.  I’ve had issues with my shoulders and neck and lower back problems for several years – feet problems forever (several big sprains 25 years ago) so I was curious as to how ‘specific’ the process was.This Chinese therapy makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body and bringing it back to balance. It works deeply with the positive energy of the body.Robert found and worked on all my sore spots – and some I didn’t know were there!  Obviously the trick to a great massage is communication with your massage therapist – make sure you chat about the strength on different parts of your body – you may be able to handle deep tissue on your spine, but not on your legs, for example.I would highly recommend TuiNa Chinese Remedial Massage and I’ll be booking again this week.  As Robert is also an acupuncturist, you can choose a longer session and have a combination of both!

About TuiNa Massage

Tui Na makes use of various hand techniques in combination with acupuncture and other manipulation techniques. Many of the techniques used in this massage resemble that of a western massage like gliding, kneading, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, rolling, pressing and shaking. In Tui Na massage, the muscles and tendons are massaged with the help of hands, and an acupressure technique is applied to directly affect the flow of Qi at different acupressure points of the body, thus facilitating the healing process. It removes the blockages and keeps the energy moving through the meridians as well as the muscles.

This technique is very beneficial in reducing the pain of neck, shoulders, hips, back, arms, highs, legs and ankle disorders. It is a very effective therapy for arthritis, pain, sciatica and muscle spasms. Other benefits of this massage therapy include alleviation of the stress related disorders like insomnia, constipation, headaches and other disorders related to digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.

The greatest advantage of Tui Na is that it focuses on maintaining overall balance with both physical and mental health. Any one who wants to avoid the side effects of drugs or a chemical based treatment can adopt this effective massage technique to alleviate their pain. Tui Na massage therapy is now becoming a more common therapy method due to its focus on specific problems rather than providing a general treatment.

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
94 Edith Street
Wynnum QLD  4178
07 3348 6098