Tuina Chinese massage is the traditional massage system of China. Tuina practitioners use various massage techniques (similar to Shiatsu) that soften the hard muscles that can develop from neglect, injury, bad posture or illness. The massage encourages a better blood and oxygen supply round the body facilitating the healing process. There are many different styles, some are deep and vigorous, some are extremely gentle and subtle. Tuina is primarily used to treat specific problems rather than just for relaxation or pleasure. It is helpful for people of all ages and can help many different conditions acute and chronic. The clinic at the NCA runs daily from 10am to 2pm and you will need to book an appointment.
What does treatment involve?
The treatment can take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the time you have and what is recommended by the practitioner. A short initial case history is taken before treatment commences. You are treated on a comfortable massage couch, fully dressed, under a cotton sheet. On occasions the practitioner may use oils or anti-rheumatic creams.
Treatment is sometimes strong and firm and sometimes gentle, depending upon your condition. The frequency of treatments will depend upon your condition
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend upon your condition but to get the best results we recommend a minimum of one session a week for four consecutive weeks. After this most patients will come in for monthly or bi- monthly maintenance sessions.
The tuina practitioners
At the NCA the clinic is run by tuina practitioner Andy Noble who has been in practice for several years and trained here in York with Tuina Master Erroll Lynch.
How much does it cost?
£20 for half an hour and £40 for an hour.
When is the clinic open?
The clinic is open Monday to Friday 10am till 2pm. Afternoon and weekend treatments are also available depending on availability.
How do I book an appointment or find out more?
Call Andy Noble on 07742465700
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