Tuina FAQ

How Should I Prepare for a Tuina Treatment?

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing that allows you to move and breathe.
  • You will probably remove jewelry and shoes.
  • If you have long hair, it is helpful to bring a hair tie.
  • Don’t eat a big meal right before a session.
  • Don’t come to a session with an empty stomach.
  • Use the restroom before your treatment.

How Often & How Many Tuina Treatments are Necessary?

The number of treatments required depends on the issue being addressed and how long the issue has been present. Typically, acute issues can be treated 2- 3 times/ week, while chronic issues are addressed weekly.

Are There Any Side Effects?

People often leave a Tuina treatment feeling very energetic. You might feel supercharged! There may also be some possible soreness, which can be relieved by drinking water and taking an Epsom salts bath.

When Should you NOT get Tuina?

Treatment should not be employed if you have an infectious disease.
Treatments need to avoid direct contact with rashes, skin problems or open wounds.

Who Should Get a Tuina Treatment?

  • Athletes of all levels. Tuina is amazing for optimizing peak performance, for the prevention of injuries, and for injury recovery.
  • Anyone with musculoskeletal issues such as sprains, neck & back pain, and frozen shoulder
  • Anyone with internal problems like digestive, immune, respiratory, reproductive & circulatory disorders.
  • People experiencing age related aches & pains.
  • Anyone with work-related physical and/or mental stress.

How Does Tuina Work?

Tuina works with the muscles, bones & joints as well as with the energy of the body – healing at a deeper level. Tuina uses acupressure points to restore, strengthen and rebalance circulation of blood and energy, allowing the body to facilitate its own healing process.

If the injury is musculoskeletal trauma, Tuina works on the local muscles near the trauma. It breaks down adhesions and scar tissue at the local level increasing the flow of blood, nutrients, and oxygen, and carrying away damaged tissue.

Tuina uses a variety of hand techniques along with active and passive stretching, and range of motion to correct anatomical musculoskeletal relationships, neuromuscular patterns and to restore balanced circulation.