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Learn more about Tui Na?
Eastern massage techniques have been successfully used to counter disharmony and restore balance to the body for thousands of years. Chinese medical massage, or Tui Na, is one of several such therapies you will learn at the East-West Healing Arts Institute and serves as the cornerstone of our Eastern Massage program.
Originally a Chinese folk medicine, Tui Na is one of the first documented massage techniques in the world, referenced in the seminal work of Chinese healing philosophy, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, more than 2500 years ago.
Throughout several millennia, Tui Na has co-evolved with other Asian techniques and Chinese medical philosophy itself. Many of its current techniques involve specific energy points and meridians, and the manipulations necessary to their efficacious treatment. In the sixth century B.C., a Japanese technique called AnMo came to China by way of the Korean peninsula and was incorporated into Tui Na. Many texts in China and the United States still refer to Tui Na as AnMo.
Today, specialized degrees in TuiNa are awarded to doctorate students of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Such a degree can take ten years to complete. These Tui Na doctors work in TCM hospitals with others who specialize in acupuncture and herbs to provide a unique form of holistic health care.
Although gaining popularity and esteem, Tui Na still remains largely undiscovered and unutilized in the West. Those who are familiar with its techniques and benefits will find themselves better able to provide massage therapy to a variety of clients for a variety of therapeutic reasons. Students of Tui Na and other Asian therapies are able to combine what they know about Western science and massage to synthesize a new understanding of massage therapy. The demand for Tui Na and other Asian therapies is continuing to increase rapidly in America.
Introduction to Massage Therapy (Tui Na & Acupressure) Workshop
Milwaukee – TBA, 2015 from 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Madison – TBA, 2015 from 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
What is TuiNa? It’s Chinese medical massage, one of the most important components of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. It’s one of the most powerful healing tools a massage therapist can put at their disposal. And it’s central to the Eastern portion of our curriculum here at East-West.
Don’t miss this exciting hands-on workshop led by Dr. XiPing Zhou, one of the nation’s foremost TuiNa experts, recently featured in Massage and Bodywork magazine.
You’ll take home skills you can use for a lifetime, including several basic Chinese massage techniques and powerful acupressure points. Learn how to begin to hold the power of Chinese medicine in your own hands.
In this class you will get familiar with massage and bodywork and experience hands on learning skills to discover your potential to become a great massage therapist or holistic healer.
Prospective students are warmly welcomed. Come and explore the possibility of a career in massage therapy. Hands-on practitioners and all others interested are invited, too!
Healthy Chinese refreshments will be served.
The workshop is $20 in advance, or $30 the day of the event. To sign up, please click the pay now button.