Chinese (Tuina) Massage Leeds
Chinese Massage is a very thorough, focused and invigorating massage. If you feel like you need a “sports massage” this may be the massage for you. Originating from Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province, China it is used in hospitals for the treatment of a range of muscular skeletal issues as well as for the rehabilitation of post-operative patients. Now, it is available in Garforth, Leeds.
Prices for Chinese massage Leeds
- 60 minute initial session £45 including a consultation
- 30 minute follow-ups £30
- 75 minutes £55
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How is Chinese Massage different?
Different from many styles of Western massage Chinese massage has an upbeat rhythm. Some techniques work at 120 – 160 repetitions per minute. With this rhythm a gentle rocking motion occurs through the body releasing and relaxing tight joints. Another major difference is that the patient remains fully clothed during the treatment and is massaged through a cotton cloth. The absence of oil increases friction which allows me to feel the muscles and move joints very effectively. The techniques of Chinese massage are further enhanced through the stimulation of meridians and acupressure points. Meridians are energy channels containing specific points called acupressure points. Stimulating particular channels and points can help restore balance and free up areas of stagnation, depletion or excess in the body.
Chinese massage is a deep tissue massage similar to sports massage used to target specific problem areas. I have seen and experienced its powerful, pain relieving effects and ability to increase flexibility in muscles and joints.
Dry Cupping, Leeds
During the treatment dry cupping techniques may be used. Cupping can improve relaxation within muscles and facia. They work in a different direction of movement to massage which is why they can be a great tool in treating very tight areas. So, if a particular area isn’t relaxing as much as I think it can then the introduction of cups can really improve relaxation and flexibility in the muscle and facia. Cupping stretches muscle and fascia whilst also bringing fresh blood to the area. Fresh blood provides the nutrients needed for tissues to heal and repair. I will only use dry cups if you are happy or me to do so.
Who uses Tui na?
Everybody! Chinese massage can be used by anyone who has a need for it:
- Great for sports people or gym lovers. Give your muscles and extra boost and work out knots and tension
- Desk bound workers. Feel looser and longer after a long day at the screen!
- Those in advancing years. Take a holistic approach to staying mobile and keeping fit.
- People who love looking after their body and mind.
My experience of Chinese massage is that it can help the body to heal and repair quickly by breaking down scar tissue and muscular adhesion encouraging the flow of blood, oxygen and chi to areas in need. It can be beneficial to the following: injuries (sporting and non-sporting), headaches, migraines, generalised aches, pains, tension, muscular spasm, back, knee and foot pain, as well as helping to calm the mind (shen) and helping to boost resilience to stressful life occurrences.
What to expect at your appointment?
Chinese massage is a deep massage though it can be adapted to be more calming and soothing. If you have muscles that are tense or injured it may be painful. As the body heals and repairs you may (though this isn’t always the case) experience tiredness and/or muscle soreness after your appointment similar to having a workout or participating in a physically demanding activity. This is because we literally “work” your muscles. Feeling lighter, taller, energised, invigorated and more mobile are possible side effects too! You will always be encouraged to drink water after your session to help support you circulatory system. Sometimes people feel a bit “spaced out” after an appointment. Give yourself some time after the appointment to get back into the swing of your day.
Like any complementary therapy it is important that you seek the advice of your GP or primary medical care provider if you are on long-term medication or have other conditions/illnesses. If you have any questions search the FAQs or call 07949 772713. Email me if you wish to buy a gift voucher for a friend or loved one.
Training for Tui na
My tutor for Chinese massage has active clinics in York and London as well as teaching nationwide. Drawing from his experience in Shiatsu and Sports Massage he has modified and adapted techniques taught in the Chinese hospitals. Training for tui na is a year-long apprenticeship that is cares for the welfare of the practitioner as well as providing excellent treatments for patients. It is the most comprehensive massage training I have undertaken to date. I continue to enhance my skills by attending mentoring days and refreshing my knowledge of anatomy and physiology through home-study and CPD activities.
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Note: A number of private health care insurance policies cover complementary therapies. Check your individual policy for details as you may be reimbursed for your therapy appointment.