Tui-Na Bodywork Massage


Tui-na is a form of massage that has been used in China for 2,000 years. It uses therapeutic manipulations to affect not only the muscles and joints, but also the flow of Qi in the body. Because of its focus on the stimulation of specific acupoints along the energy channels, some consider it a form of needle-free acupuncture. Tui-na methods include the use of soft tissue massage, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi, and gentle manipulation techniques to align the joints. Simple tui-na techniques can be taught to the pet’s guardian to perform at home, reinforcing the treatments received during the visit.