Originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork. It’s based on the theory that imbalances of qi, which is the body’s vital life force or energy, can cause blockages or imbalances that lead to symptoms such as pain and illness. This stimulates the flow of qi to promote balance and harmony

The goal of tuina massage is to create harmony in the yin and yang of the body by getting rid of blockages and disturbances that manifest as illness, disease, and emotional issues. The main therapeutic goal of tuina massage is to remove the energetic blocks that are causing qi stagnation.


This massage connects all aspects of the body together into one network of energetic communication. Jing Luo run lengthwise within the interior of the body and collaterals link together the zang-fu (organ) and the outlets of the body, the skin, muscles and bones. This bring the body into an organic whole to carry on systematic activities.


  • Transporting Qi and Blood
  • Protecting the Body
  • Responding to dysfunction in the body
  • Transmit Qi to a diseased area
  • Channels may become diseased
  • Disease of the Zangfu (internal organs) may manifest in channels
  • Disease may be transmitted via the channels
  • Visibly show diseases