Rivertown Acupuncture offers Tui Na as an adjunct to the acupuncture treatment, primarily for structural and muscular injuries and conditions. Tui Na (pinch and pull) is a therapeutic type of deep massage that has been a pillar of Chinese medicine for many centuries.
On the surface it may resemble Swedish massage because some of the techniques include gliding (effleurage), kneading, percussion, friction, pulling, rotation, rocking, vibration, and shaking. There are similarities to shiatsu, as both utilize the channel energy system and apply acupressure to specific acupuncture points.
Tuina is a deep system of massage that not only can affect the joints, bones, and muscle system but also the energy level, smoothing and liberating the flow of Qi and blood throughout the body.
Rivertown employs tuina in the treatment of sciatica type pain, most lower, middle and upper back pain, neck pain.