Acupressure (Tui Na)

What is Tui Na?

Tui Na massage is a hands-on approach to treating chronic pain and illness. It utilizes specific massage techniques on acupressure points and meridians to release blockages and restore balance to the body. It works to relax muscles and restore balance by releasing tension and promoting blood circulation. In addition, it stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms.

Tui na, also called acupressure, works to harmonize the imbalances in the body and promote relaxation. 

I combine Tui Na with acupuncture and the application of essential oils on acupuncture points, which has a very powerful effect and enhances lasting results.

Tui Na is an ancient form of massage that is derived from Chinese words: tui, which means to push and na, meaning “grasping.” The practice of tui na is a great way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It affects the mental, emotional, and physical layers of the body, which makes it effective in treating a wide variety of clinical conditions.

Tui Na is most effective for chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, and tennis elbow. However, it is also effective for headaches, emotional problems, and premenstrual symptoms. In addition to addressing chronic pain, Tui Na can also improve blood flow to the area in the body and relieve inflammation.


Dr. Alban’s Tui Na Approach

Tui Na technique
This is a picture of Dr. Xiao with his students. Dr. Xiao was famous for his Tui Na technique.

In 2006, I went to Hunan, China to study Tui Na with Dr. Xiao, a teacher famous for his massage techniques in treating orthopedic diseases and pain management. Dr. Xiao’s Tui Na is based upon the concepts of harmonizing and balancing problems within the body.  Over the years in practice, he has refined these skills and developed a unique approach to improving health, decreasing pain, and feeling great. 

Dr. Xiao’s technique focuses on the “rolling” technique. This gentle yet strong technique combines both yin and yang aspects of treatment to gain deep relaxation and increased circulation. It uses the back of the hand to roll the muscle deeply. 

He also used the “kneading” technique to stretch the fascia and increase circulation. This involves the use of a my fingertips to gently knead the skin, muscles, and connective tissue.

Is Tui Na or acupressure for me?

Almost everyone can benefit from Tui Na to improve health, decrease pain, and feel great. Call us at 212-319-5757 and ask how Tui Na can help you.

What are the Benefits of Tui Na?

Acupressure or Tui Na, also known as acupressure, is a technique that helps bring balance the body and promote relaxation.
It has a profound effect on the physical, mental, and emotional layers of the body. This makes it very effective in treating many clinical conditions.