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Tuina

Tuina ("tway nah", traditional Chinese massage) creates space in the body, between bones, tendons and muscles, so that blood, body fluids and energy can flow smoothly. Spasms relax. Free movement is restored to joints. After a session of tuina, you feel lighter, freer, longer, and more grounded. Relaxed, but more awake.

Many techniques are included in the art; pressure is applied with the fingers, wrists or elbows, muscles are gently pulled away from bone, tendons are plucked like guitar strings, joints are moved through their range of motion or subtly tractioned, and individual limbs or the entire body receive rhythmic vibrations to relax tensions.