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What is Tui Na?

At Golden Hands Chinese Bodywork in Pittsburgh, we specialize in Tui-Na massage therapy, a form of Chinese bodywork treatment often used in conjustion acupressure, hot stone tharapy, and reflexology. This technique is widely used to balance the yin and yang through traditional Chinese medicine principles.

Tui-Na massage uses brush, knead, roll, and rub motions to move energy within the meridians and muscles targeting and reducing pain through deep tissue massage. From there, the practitioner can then use different methods such as traction, acupressure, motion, and massage to treat alternate conditions such as back and neck pain, headaches, stress, and tension.

Throughout antiquity, traditional Chinese Medicine has always be closely related with Tui-Na techniques. It is taught in many TCM schools as part of the Oriental medicine training. It is also taught for the treatment of pain and injury with sports therapy.

When it comes to modern drug based treatments, Tui-Na has much less side effects. This form of massage therapy has been used to treat muscular-skeletal and chronic disorders of the reproductive, respiratory, and digestive systems.

History of Tui Na

The history of Tui-Na dates back to ancient China. Tui-Na at that point was classified as an external method for use with the elderly and infants. Since this technique was developed over 2,000 years ago, it has progressed into the treatment for many more forms of therapy such as, orthopedics, rehabilitation, sports medicine, etc…

Before Tui-Na, the first reference to this type of external treatment was called "anwu" (later changed to “anmo”). Once it gained popularity it started to develop and gain structure, adding a bone-setting deep manipulation specialty, and thus creating what we now call Tui-Na.

Tui-Na is still a very popular treatment in China. It is typical to see practitioners working in parks and street corners looking for people in need of bodywork treatment. This occupation is very appropriate for people with physical disabilities, especially blind people as it can heighten their sense of touch.

When you visit us for a Chinese massage Pittsburgh, your practitioner will use a flow of rhythm to push the energy along channels within the body along with other techniques that enable energy flow and loosen the joints. This form of Tui-Na has been used in China for more than 2,000 years.

This technique is extremely relaxing. When you keep coming back to Golden Hands Chinese Bodywork, we will develop an awareness of your Qi so you will feel your wellness progress and improve. Tui Na is a unique system of hands-on treatment, offering profound effects.

Similar to acupressure, Tui Na directly affects the energy within the body by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.

The role of local tissue massage, such as our Chinese Massage Pittsburgh, it was observed that direct contact with the skin friction and class action practices, you can clear decline in the epithelial cells, improve skin breath, sweat glands and sebaceous gland secretion is conducive to enhance the skin shiny and elastic; strong stimulation techniques, can cause some cells break down proteins, producing histamine histamine and class material, together with means of mechanical energy into heat integrated role to promote telangiectasia, and enhance the nutritional supply of the local skin and muscle so that muscle atrophy can be improved, promoting repair damaged tissue ; the intermittent compression techniques can increase blood circulation and lymphatic circulation faster (some in the dog's thick tube inserted into the lymphatic vessels, to see after massage than before massage lymph flow increased 7 times faster; both sides of the knee in rabbits injection of India ink, and the side of the knee joint massage, massage, after that of intra-articular side of the ink has been moved to a distance, without the massage side of the joint most of the ink is still retained.) Because the tumor tissue blood circulation and lymphatic circulation to improve and accelerate the absorption of edema and lesions products that eliminate swelling contracture; pulled, plucked, the entire complex and some practices, such as the movement joints practices, are able to remove soft tissue spasm, adhesions, incarceration and dislocation.

Through the nerves, bodily fluids, manipulation of local operations, and our bodyworks treatment, we can have an effect overall. Nervous system, massage can adjust the relative balance of excitation and inhibition. But the way the light rhythmic ease, repeated stimulation, inhibition of nerve sedative effect. Rapid heavier, shorter way, the role of nerve excitability. EEG changes was observed after the massage, see a wave amplitude increases, and increases the amplitude of the time extension of this phenomenon may be caused after massage due to the inhibition of the development. According to spinal cord segments reflection, massage the neck, upper limbs and brain can regulate blood circulation and reduce intracranial pressure, and lower blood pressure; l ~ 2 in the thoracic department, vibration and tapping with the way the heart can cause reflex , expressed as myocardial contraction; vibration knock 1 or 2 lumbar spine, pelvic congestion make small; Chiropractic, which can cause stomach and intestines faster; press Quepen caves sympathetic stellate nodules, can occur pupil dilation, blood vessel relaxation, skin temperature increased in the ipsilateral limb; massage the lower abdomen and inner thigh, can cause contraction of the urinary bladder, treatment retention; abdominal massage can promote the secretion of gastric motility and digestive gland.


Tui-Na style Chinese bodywork treatments are a Chinese Massage that is extremely relaxing for your body; helping you feel better.  Extremely effective treatments are available for your back, neck and shoulders in addition to your head, legs and feet.  Come into our store if you have pain, our hands can make you feel better.

No matter if you want 30 minutes, or an extended 90 minute (or more) your satisfaction is our number-one goal.  Golden Hands Chinese Bodywork LLC products and services are delivered with an unmatched level of personal attention.  If your muscles feel tight, or neck and back muscles feel sore, come here and our hands can make you feel better.  Let is help ease the stress and pressures; come in and relax while you receive the best Chinese massage around.

Our Promise

Customer satisfaction is our number-one goal.   Golden Hands Chinese Bodywork LLC provides each customer with personal attention.  We use Tui-Na style Chinese Bodywork; a Chinese style of Massage that is extremely relaxing.  Our Pittsburgh store provides a modern home like environment with comfortable lighting and decor, all new clean linens and surround-sound audio system to enhance your experience.

All massages are offered at an affordable price.

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Tui-Na is Chinese style massage.

Massage as a method of bodywork treatment of people using their hands acting on your body, the area where you feel pain and acupoints the place of pain, specifically the use of push, pull, pressure, Moldova, knead, pinch, point, shoot a variety of means such as to clear the meridians, the implementation of blood, supporting wound pain, Quxie righting, yin and yang effect.

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