(Chinese Medical Massage) with Shaun Walker
Shaun has been interested in Eastern Medicine for over a decade now. Being a Reiki Master and a TuiNa Physician, he finds that Eastern philosophy incorporates a way of treating the person as a whole, combining mind, body and spirit, which he feels is most beneficial.
Shaun holds a Level 3 BTEC Advanced Award in Anatomy and Physiology. He has practised TuiNa for over 10 Years in England, having also worked with Doctors in Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM in Hangzhou, China, where he received his TuiNa Certificate of Attendance.
Shaun has also taught TuiNa at Manchester Metropolitan University for several years.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TUINA
In all of Shaun's clinics he has a ratio of 2:1 females over males. TuiNa is appropriate for all age groups. In fact. The youngest client Shaun has treated is 13, and he has ample clients in their 70's, 80's and a couple of females in their 90's. There may be some discomfort in the muscles, but this discomfort disappears as soon as Shaun takes his hands off. A certain amount of pressure is necessary to get to the deep tight muscles.
TuiNa, (pronounced “twee na”) is a deep tissue Chinese massage, and is a fundamental part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. TuiNa is used in many hospitals in China as the first and only choice of healthcare.
TuiNa (which literally means push and grab) incorporates the TCM theory that injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the body. Blockages cause pain.
The treatment is carried out once the TuiNa practitioner has assessed the client’s condition and explained what TuiNa is. The client will either lie down or be seated, depending on their condition or age and, in the case of female clients, whether they are pregnant.
There is no need to remove any clothing, only coats, shoes and jewellery. The client will be covered with a cotton sheet, as that facilitates the techniques used. Therapeutic oils are used only on the hands, feet and neck. After the treatment, the practitioner may offer advice on exercise and stretching, diet and lifestyle.
THE BENEFITS OF TUINA
TuiNa may be able to help with many conditions, acute or chronic:
Shoulder, Neck pain
Back pain, Sciatica
Removal of scar tissue
Increase muscle tone
Increase circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid
Cold hands and/or feet
Removal of waste products
Or TuiNa can be used just for relaxation.
TUINA TO IMPROVE SPORT PERFORMANCE
TuiNa can help with athletes or anyone on any level who is participating in sport. There are three main areas TuiNa can help with sports performance.
1) Maintenance: Sports use different muscles groups in different ways - a maintenance programme will target the muscle groups to help keep them flexible and improve their range of motion.
2) Before and After Treatment: Before, aids circulation, meaning more efficient blood flow into and out of the muscles, which muscles depend on. Therefore, getting the maximum effort out of the muscles.
After, will help remove toxins, lactic acid from the system more quickly, enabling the body to repair and heal itself, therefore allowing the individual to return to training more quickly.
3) Rehabilitation; At some point a sports person will encounter cramping, tears, bruises, spasms. TuiNa can help speed up the healing process, with the variation of soft tissue techniques it uses, by getting the muscle/muscles functioning.as soon as possible.
(PLEASE WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING AND NO JEANS).