Tui Na is a hands-on body massage treatment that uses Chinese martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.
Elastic therapeutic tape is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries and a variety of other physical disorders. One use is correcting the alignment of weak muscles as well as facilitating joint motion as a result of the tape’s recoiling qualities.
Additionally, the tape lifts the skin, increasing the space below it, and increasing blood flow and circulation of lymphatic fluids (swelling). This increase in the interstitial space is said to lead to less pressure on the body’s nociceptors, which detect pain, and to stimulate mechanoreceptors, to improve overall joint proprioception.
Toyohari Meridian Therapy is unique to Japan and is part of the oldest system of acupuncture still in daily use.