Tuina is the practice of massage techniques which make up the practical strand of traditional Chinese medicine. Massage techniques stimulate acupoints in different parts of the body, which help correct imbalances of the yin yang energies in the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine looks at the patient as a whole person and treats the cause of the illness or condition, not just the symptoms. It believes that it is not possible to separate the psychological from the physical and a a pathological condition.
Chinese medicine aims to understand what is causing or creating an obstacle in the flow of energy in the body. Tuina- Chinese massage works on re-establishing the balance and harmony of those energies, thus returning the patient to a state of welbeing.