Tuina Massage

Relax and Unwind Through Tuina Massage


Feeling stressed out lately? Tuina (pronounced 'twee-na') may be just what you need for a bit of relaxation on those hard days. So what is Tuina? Tuina is a Chinese form of massage. It is similar to acupuncture in that it focuses on specific points on the body to help move Qi (pronounced 'Chee’) and improve blood circulation. However, it uses hands, elbows, palms etc, rather than needles. The body may be stretched, stroked or pushed, to relieve symptoms.


The Benefits of Tuina and Acupuncture


You stand to gain several benefits if you're looking to utilise these ancient forms of Chinese medicine in Auckland. At Bloom Acupuncture, Tuina can be used in conjunction with acupuncture, depending on the patient's needs. Here's what you can look forward to:


  • Tuina can relax stiff muscles and relieve pain. But it also focuses on encouraging the correct flow of Qi, or energy, through the meridians around the body. This can help bring necessary blood flow and nutrients to areas lacking or help unblock stagnations that are stopping the correct flow of Qi.

  • Not only useful for muscular pain, Tuina may also relieve headaches, reduce insomnia, aid digestion or reduce stress.

  • It is a calming experience, which can leave you feeling fantastic afterwards. Chinese Acupuncture in Auckland is a form of medical practice that has come out of the ancient form of Tuina massage. Utilising both techniques can help reduce stress levels by decreasing stress hormones and anxiety. This improves the overall mood, and you may experience mental clarity along with it.


These advantages may significantly improve your health and overall quality of life.


A Brief History of the Tuina Massage


Commonly used in modern treatments, this form of Chinese massage has ancient origins. Here's a brief history of Tuina:


  • Dating to around 2600 BC, this ancient massage practice has influenced massage forms today. The Huang Di Nei Jing (The Classic of Internal Medicine of the Yellow Emperor), which is considered to be the most popular ancient text on Chinese medicine, details these techniques.

  • Two specific groups that focused on this form of massage in China were physicians and martial artists. This massage aided in quick healing without downtime or other necessary extras needed to perform the practice effectively.

  • The Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C ─ A.D. 220) considered this massage imperative in treating ailments and keeping fit, noting the positive impact on circulation, muscles and tendons, fever, pain relief and even mental health. Other dynasties soon echoed these thoughts and practised the massage in hopes of attaining similar benefits.


Today, the ancient massage form is practised worldwide and has cemented its place in Chinese medicine in Auckland through its extensive history and favourable benefits.

About Bloom Acupuncture


If you're looking for exceptional Chinese medicine in NZ, Bloom Acupuncture offers acupuncture and tuina services to assist with many ailments that may be affecting you. Address your health concerns with a safe, drug-free approach.


You can read more about our treatments or book an appointment online.

Please note, Tuina is not offered as a stand-alone treatment.