Chinese Massage

At all our our Greater Manchester (Altrincham) and Chester clinics we offer a Chinese Massage treatment called Tui Na (which is pronounced 'twee-nah') massage. This treatment is one of the three components of Chinese Medicine - the others being Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

What is Chinese Massage (Tui Na) like?

When having a Tui Na massage session, patients are asked to lie on a treatment couch fully clothed. Tui Na Chinese massage practitioners are the Asian alternative to Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists - although with a major difference as no drugs are prescribed by Tui Na therapists.

Tui Na Chinese Massage works with hands instead of acupuncture needles and stimulates the same acupoints based on the Meridian system. It has a similar effect to that of acupuncture. Tui Na massage is more vigorous than the average western-type massage.

When both Tui Na and acupuncture are combined, better treatment results are frequently achieved – Dr Hui will advise on the appropriate treatment.

The benefits of Tui Na treatment

Tui Na massage therapy is frequently used to treat chronic or acute pain, especially pain caused by muscle-skeletal injuries, conditions and disease.

These conditions tend to include:

  • neck, back and shoulder pain,
  • immobility problems,
  • sciatica
  • 'tennis elbow'
  • Stress, anxiety and depression

All of these condition respond particularly well to Tui Na massage treatment.

Infantile Massage

Infantile Massage is frequently practised as an alternative to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as these treatments are often unsuitable for young children. Infantile Massage consists of a series of unique manipulations, which are completely different from adult massage.

It is entirely non-invasive, a very gentle treatment with soft manipulations and does not cause the child any discomfort or pain. Infantile massage is suitable for children aged from a few months old to teenagers.