What is TCM?
The Chinese Medical System is one of the oldest holistic paradigms of health in the world. It is based on the observations of ancient Taoist philosophers watching the effects of human health in relationship to the seasons, the aging process and one’s environment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes a simple style of living centered on moderation and attunement to natural cycles as the key to a long and harmonious life.
With it’s main focus on preventing disease as well as curing it TCM is comprised of a variety of internal and external modalities such as acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, cupping, Qigong and Tui Na massage.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na Chinese Massage is a complete form of bodywork utilizing manipulative therapy, acupressure points and highly advanced massage techniques that help to remove obstructions in the channel (meridian) pathways by promoting an increase in Qi (vital energy) and blood circulation correcting the displacement of joints and healing soft tissue injuries. Tui Na Chinese Massage encourages proper functioning of the internal organs, helps to regulate the nerves, increases joint mobility, relieves neuralgic pain and facilitates cellular tissue detoxification.
What Can Tui Na Do?
Tui Na massage therapy is traditionally employed to treat a variety of disorders and symptoms. Below is just a sampling of some of the conditions that can be alleviated by Tui Na:
Benefits of Massage
A Tui Na Session with Paul Olko
When a patient comes for a session with Paul Olko they can expect a treatment that is tailored to their specific needs. The session will consist of massage and acupressure. Additional modalities such as cupping, manipulation, external herbal applications, moxibustion, Guasha, functional exercises, Qigong and self-massage instruction may also be utilized.