Meridian Massage (Tui-na)

What Is Meridian Massage (Tui-Na)?

Meridian Massage is one of the most well-known and professional remedial massage skills in Australia. It is done by a trained massage therapist and aim to help the body’s return to normal health after injury or with muscular-skeletal disorders. It is mainly used to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising or any injury where the skin is intact.

What Are The Advantages Of Meridian Massage And How Does It Differ From Other Massage?

It’s an alternative medicine technique for relaxation and also treating various human disorders.

It is not only effective for joint pain (such as arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, but also helps chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches, migraines, and the tension associated with stress.

Meridian remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle, for example repetitive strain injury and back pain. It is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas.

It is often successful where other forms of treatments have failed.

How Does Meridian Massage work?

Accredited remedial massage therapists apply adequate and appropriate pressure to the soft tissues of the body though a highly significant part. Massage works through the various body systems in one of two ways, a mechanical action and a reflex action.

A mechanical action is created by moving the muscles and soft tissues of the body using pressure and stretching movement, thereby cleansing them of acids and deposits. This mechanical action breaks up fibrous tissue and loosens stiff joints.

A reflex is created when treatment of one part of the body affects another part of the body, much like pressing a light switch on a wall to turn on a light at the centre of the room.  Just like this electric connection, so too are different parts of the body connected to each other not just by flesh and bone but by nerve pathways, or flows of energy known as ‘meridians’. So, by using reflex action, some therapists will treat a patient’s stomach complaint by massaging the arms, and will alleviate pain in the legs by massaging the lower back.

What Can Remedial Massage Treat?

Our meridian massage methods include the special hand techniques to treat the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the encourage of body energy, and sports massage techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone-setting).

Some common conditions that can be successfully treated are:

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Tendinitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Groin Strain
  • Cartilage damage
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Scar tissue
  • Adhesions
  • Whiplash
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injury

At TCM Health Care, our practitioners integrates Chinese massage into your treatment plan together with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

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