What Is Massage Therapy?

We offer Chinese TuiNa Massage and Swedish massage.


What is Tui Na? 什么是推拿? TuiNa is an ancient Chinese healing art of using applied pressure on specific points on the body to relieve common ailments and discomfort. Acupressure is based on the same concept of meridians and acupoints as acupuncture, but fingertip pressure is used rather than needles.

The aim is also the same, to balance the flow of energy or Qi within the meridians, creating healthy functioning of the internal organs and preventing or curing disease. During treatment, the practitioner determines the correct points to use in relation to the ailment(s) and then places gentle pressure on the area(s) using the tips of the index or middle fingers, or the thumb, or the edge of the fingernail. The pressure must be even and is most often applied in the direction of the flow of the meridian. Small rotations may accompany the pressure and depending on the condition, the effects may be felt immediately (as in the case of blocked sinuses).


推拿是中国古代的一种治疗方式,通过按压身体的特定穴位来缓解常见的身体疾病和不适。穴位按压是基于与针灸相同的经络和穴位概念,但是使用指尖压力,而不是针。目的也是一样的,就是平衡经络内的能量或气的流动,创造内部器官的健康功能,预防或治疗疾病。在治疗过程中,医生根据病情确定正确的要推拿的穴位,然后用食指、中指、拇指或手指甲的边缘等推拿技巧轻轻按压患处。压力必须是均匀的,而且通常施加在经络流动的方向上。轻微的旋转可能伴随着压力,根据病情,效果可能会立即被患者感觉到(如鼻窦堵塞的情况。