Tui Na

Tui Na is a type of traditional Chinese medical massage with varying techniques, ranging from light and soothing to strong and invigorating. The term Tui Na (pronounced twee-nah) combines the names of two of the hand techniques: "tui" meaning to push, and "na" meaning to lift and squeeze. Some practitioners of Tui Na claim there are more than 365 hand techniques, although they can generally be placed in the categories of pressing, rubbing, waving, shaking, drumming, or manipulating. Refined over the centuries, Tui Na facilitates healing by regulating the circulation of blood and chi (vital energy), which then controls body function and enhances resistance to disease.