tui na

An energizing form of active massage that uses a variety of techniques to open the chi--the meridian energies. Tui na's modes of touch include rhythmic, rolling hand techniques to relax the muscles. The tui na stretches involve lifting the arms or legs and using circular motions to open the joints and then stretch the muscles, not only the large muscles but also the smaller attachments. These stretches with accompanying massage increase circulation and bring oxygen to the area for healthier muscles and a complete sense of well being and vitality.