Tui Na - medical massage
Tui na is a Chinese system of therapeutic medical massage. Tui na differs from other massage modalities in that it is based on the principles of Chinese medicine. It uses a variety of techniques to increase the flow of blood, qi and body fluids. This increased perfusion can treat pathological imbalances, as well as help to prevent them.
At Two Tiger Acupuncture, we have studied the Zheng Gu Tui Na system of tui na created by Frank Butler and Tom Bisio. The Zheng Gu Tui Na system is unique in that Tom and Frank have identified the conditions that respond better to tui na than to other modalities of treatment. They then created treatment protocols that address those conditions.