Treatments We Provide
Chinese (Tui-Na) Massage
Tui-Na massage is a very ancient Chinese medicinal technique. The word “Tui-Na” refers to two Chinese massage manipulations: “pushing” (Tui) and “grabbing” (Na). Other common manipulations include rolling, pressing and pinching.
Similar to acupuncture, Chinese Tui-Na massage utilizes the principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the theory of Meridians to treat a wide variety of ailments such as muscular-skeletal system disorders.
In general, Tui-Na massage can be separated into two categories:
- Adult therapeutic massage
- Infant therapeutic massage
Adult therapeutic massage is utilized following a proper TCM diagnosis and is suitable for most people. It is effective at treating ailments such as chronic pain, digestive disorders, and even insomnia. They may also be combined with acupuncture in certain instances to speed up the treatment process and produce more dramatic results. The techniques behind adult therapeutic massages are based upon manipulations at set pressure points and along the Meridian channels. Dr. Betty Bai may teach the patient simple exercises to be done at home in order to maintain the effects of the treatment and prevent relapse.
Infant therapeutic massages utilize a different approach than adult therapeutic massages and are suitable for children aged approximately three months to six years old. In contrast to adult therapeutic massages, infant massages encompass its own unique manipulations and pressure points in accordance with the characteristics of an infant or child’s physiology. It is a drug-free, pain-free and effective way to bolster a child’s health and treat conditions such as:
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Skin problems
- Physique strengthening
After many years of experience, Dr. Bai has created a series of unique and effective Tui-Na massage techniques for both adults and children. In addition, Dr. Bai may teach the patient easy exercises so that they may continue to help themselves at home. In the case of infants or children, Dr. Bai may teach the exercises to the parents who are then encouraged to administer the simple exercises to their children.