Pain Treatments

Are you in pain? Tuina is great for relieving and managing pain!

Tuina is excellent for inflammation, repetitive motion injuries, poor posture, osteoarthritis, trauma injuries, tight muscles, and a host of other ailments.  Your customized treatment will focus on your specific areas of pain, sending healing energy wher you need it most.  The list below describes some of the many therapeutic options available to you.

Specialty Pain Tuina Treatment Options

Neck Pain

Do you have neck pain, poor posture, teeth grinding or other issues with your neck?

Do you suffer from neck pain, slumping or poor posture, teeth grinding or clinching, tightness in your jaw or other issues in your neck area?  Focusing not just on your neck, but also on the supporting muscles in your shoulders and upper back, the Neck Pain treatment will help relieve these issues.  Come in for a Neck Pain Treatment and we can relieve these symptoms and other issues such as poor neck rotation and flexibility, nerve compression (or a pinched nerve), and herniated (or prolapsed) discs.

Shoulder and Arm Pain

After a long day at the office, it’s not uncommon to develop stiff shoulders.

In a world where so many of us sit at desks all day using repetitive motions, it is not uncommon to experience shoulder pain, stiff necks, and carpal tunnel or thoracic outlet syndrome. Diminish long-standing or recent discomfort associated with shoulders, arms, and joints in the upper extremities. After a treatment, or series of treatments, your pain will greatly diminish, frequently relieving discomfort without the need for surgery. The Shoulder & Arm Pain Treatment can help relieve specific disorders such as: shoulder joint instability, tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, surgery recovery, impingement syndrome (or swimmer’s shoulder), and spasms.

Lower Back Pain

Low back pain affects about 80% of adults, don’t let it hold you back!

Whether your lower back pain is acute or chronic, arising from your muscles, hips, rib cage, or spine, Tuina treatments can effectively diminish and relieve your pain and let you get back to the activities you love!  ​ The Low Back Pain Treatment can address a variety of back issues including: ​ muscle strain due to overuse, back spasms, nerve compression due to tight muscles, herniation, disc prolapse, pain and restricted movement related to scoliosis, sciatica and other skeletal irregularities.

Legs and Lower Body Treatment

Our legs support the full weight and impact of our bodies – make sure your legs are up to the task!

Hips, knees, ankle joints, and our feet carry the full weight and impact of our bodies, which makes them vulnerable to injury. Twists, sprains, and similar injuries commonly occur whether we engage in sports, walk on uneven surfaces, or even just stand for long periods of time. Tuina is highly effective for relieving pain related to sprains, acute trauma, or recovery from surgery. To avoid aggravating knee and ankle injuries, this treatment will avoid direct contact with the injured area and instead focus on the area surrounding a tear or pulled ligament. The injured area is assisted in healing itself by increasing blood and energy flow, diminishing edema and inflammation, releasing toxins (the metabolic byproducts of the body’s response to trauma), and bringing in fresh nutrients. A treatment, or series of treatments often relieves the discomfort without the need for surgical intervention.

Headaches

Acute, Mild, Strong, Recurring, intermittent… Headache of any sort will worsen your day.

Headaches affect almost all of us at one time or another, and they can sometimes be frequent and debilitating. A headache usually results from energy stuck in the head, and may be due to a variety of reasons. Regardless of the cause, Tuina can effectively move the energy and relieve the head pain. Your therapist will consider the location and pain pattern of your particular headache, and take that information into account when developing a treatment. Before relaxing the muscles that are constricting the flow of energy to and from the head area, your therapist will first open pathways for energy to exit the body and apply acupressure on various parts of the body. This may include work on your arms or lower body. Massage on the area of constriction for your individual headache will follow, usually focusing on the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Cupping, which can release extensive muscular tightness and increase blood flow may accompany the massage to complement the treatment.

Sports Treatments

Tuina is amazing for the treatment and prevention of Sports related injuries

A vital component in athletic training for the professional and amateur athlete alike, Sports Tuina is excellent preventative maintenance for your body. It’s also great for treating chronic or acute injuries. Sports Tuina will greatly diminish required healing time, allowing you to return to peak performance more quickly. ​ Sports Tuina effectively treats common athletic injuries such as: ​ joint sprains and muscle strains, bruises and hematomas, scar tissue, adhesions from past injuries, tissue tears, neurological and orthopedic trauma, and many others.