Tui na Massage, or Amma Massage as it is commonly known, is a type of Chinese massage which invigorates the flow of Chi in your body and helps to relieve pain and stiffness. It differs from Western massage in that only finger and palm pressure is applied using a varied range of techniques.
This type of massage therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine massage, which uses massage as a therapeutic method. Tui na is one of the most ancient techniques created by mankind.
This form of Chinese massage strengthens the flow of Qi in the body and helps to relieve stiffness and pain sensations. This massage therapy consists in performing certain movements of the hands on the body surface in a very specific way to the areas or points of the key cause.
Depending on the nature and intensity of the movements, as well as the place or point in which they are used, Tui na massage therapy has eight keys or working the Qi*. By warming up, strengthening, removal of obstacles, excretion, stimulate sweating, giving the sense of harmony, dispersion and removal.
* Qi (Can be pronounced Chi)