Updated: 11/29/2016 5:10 PM
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If you need a good gift idea, you can’t go wrong with a massage, not giving one, but gifting one. Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson has been raving about a massage she just received, one unlike she’s ever had. It’s Call Tui Na, a form of Chinese Therapy that she said made her relaxed and somehow energized all at the same time.
How is it different from massage?
Tui Na focusses on fixing the problem more than relaxation. It is more vigorous than then your typical Swedish massage. It uses more targeted pressing techniques, rather than the long sweeping stokes of your typical spa massage. It is generally done without oil or cream, and is often performed through clothing.
What can it treat?
Because it is based on the same theories as acupuncture, it can theoretically be used to treat all the same things as acupuncture, but I tend to use it mostly for tight muscles, pain, and injury recovery. Some practitioners will give entire treatments of just Tui Na, but at Healing Insight use it in combination with acupuncture because I've seen how much more effective the combination is.
**TCL Viewer Deal**
$100 for your 1st appointment for Bodywork + Acupuncture (regularly $150).
Call 651-792-5222 and mention Twin Cities Live or book online at www.healinginsightonline.com with promo code BODYWORK.
Also makes a great gift! Purchase an Acupuncture + Bodywork gift certificate by December 15 and get the TCL discount.