Hong Ma (R.TCMP)
Registered  TCM Practitioner Registered Acupuncturist  
Over 10 Years Canadian Experience

Studied traditional Chinese medicine for a period of five years before graduating from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. more

 
 

Chinese massage-- Tui Na is the 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).

Children TuiNa

As is the case with adults, infants and young children who experience stomach upset can derive a lot of benefit from frequent Chinese  massages. Massaging the meridians of infants and young children can boost immunity and promotes good digestion, can lessen gastric upset, can soothe the muscles and nerves in the area of the massage, and it can bring comfort to the organs that are connected to the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Aside from dietary issues such as food intolerances (or allergies), the digestive process can become interrupted as a result of significant emotional stress or tension. . Abdominal aches, gas, and a feeling of bloatedness are typical reactions to a sudden increase in a feeling of stress.