At 5 Star Oriental Medicine, we offer tuina as our bodywork therapy.
Tuina (tway-nah) relies on body manipulation including pressing, kneading, stretching and various other techniques to increase qi and blood circulation, break up muscular and fascial knots, and help the body realign itself to a natural position to promote health. Tuina is a complete medical treatment in itself and can be utilized to treat internal disease as well as musculoskeletal issues.It is more vigorous than typical massage therapies but much less aggressive than chiropractic adjustments.
It is favored by many people who prefer alternatives to needles and is also excellent for infants, elderly, and other populations risk adverse to needles. Furthermore, techniques can be taught to parents, partners and others so that they can further promote health without continuing to see a practitioner.
Other techniques include the use of Cupping, Moxibustion, Qigong and numerous other methods to promote health. (See Your First Visit for detailed information on these techniques) Many times, we will recommend a form of exercise for you to perform to enhance your benefit from treatments.
Bodywork is $45 for each 1/2 hour.