If you’ve always been interested in acupuncture, but are intensely afraid of needles, Tuina massage may be for you. The ancient Chinese therapy adheres to the same principles of acupuncture, but without the insertion of fine needles into your skin.

Acupressure Tuina - An Alternative To Acupuncture

We understand that for people with a real needle phobia, acupuncture isn’t a viable remedy for musculoskeletal and chronic pain. As practitioners of Tuina massage, however, we’re able to offer these patients the same benefits as acupuncture in the form of a relaxing, deep-tissue massage.

There are more than 300 pressure points on the body that help heal pain. These points are located on meridians along the body that make way for Qi, or Chi, to flow freely. In Chinese medicine, Qi is a vital energy force uniting the body, mind and spirit. When pain is present, it’s indicative of an imbalance in the body, and Qi not being able to run its course.

Much like acupuncture, Tuina massage stimulates the blockage, opening up channels for Qi to travel and restoring balance. By applying deep tissue massage on various acupressure points, Tuina helps the body’s blood circulation harmonize with the flow of Qi. By doing so, the body produces natural painkillers, such as endorphins, to relieve pain.

Tuina massage is an effective and natural treatment, with no adverse side effects. As well as being an option for those who fear needles, its also ideal for children and seniors. While Tuina massage works well independently, our practitioners combine it with other therapeutic treatments, such as physiotherapy and chiropractic, to meet a patient’s unique health-care needs.

The treatment is delivered in a comfortable, clean and compassionate environment, with the goal of providing patients with the best rehabilitative treatment in the Greater Toronto Area, so they can return to the activities of their daily lives as soon as possible.


Acupressure Tuina – An Alternative To Acupuncture
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