Qigong Tui Na Massage Therapy
Qigong Tui Na Massage
The Chinese, like many other ancient cultures identified the living energetic aspects of our being. The Chinese called the energy system that runs close to the surface of the body and has an outward to inward flow, meridians. There are also right, left and central channels which are located below the surface and have an inward to outward flow. These energy pathways feed into and connect to the organ systems to create health when they are open and flowing. When compromised or congested, they reflect pathological organ disturbances.
Acupuncture and various forms of qigong exercise allow access to the meridians. These therapies release or redistribute any weakness or congestion within the meridian pathways to create better function and balance. Long term health depends on smooth flow and coherence within the transmission lines of Blood, Qi (vital life force) and Fluids.
Qigong Tui Na Massage is a special branch of Chinese Medicine that is not as well known as acupuncture or other forms of Chinese therapies in the west. Tui Na works mainly with the pre-natal energies of the right, left and central channels which are formed within the original fertile egg. The meridians are formed later during fetal development. This process of working with the natural energies within the body helps it to adapt to the natural energetic surroundings in which it exists. Qigong tui na helps to reconnect, coordinate and bring the body back to its original balance.
There are many systems of Qigong that have flourished in the Chinese culture. The system practiced and taught at White Crane is a Taoist healing system that dates back thousands of years to ancient China. The nature of this practice naturally develops a level of sensitivity and deeper understanding of the energetic anatomy of the body for both practitioner and patient.
Taoist healers in China that have been doing this work for thousands of years have used their natural human capacity to become truly intuitive, aware and sensitive to the depth of human feeling. This type of bodywork which is quite subtle and sophisticated is derived from the internal Qigong school and should not be confused with traditional tui na bodywork. It includes gentle massage, gentle shaking, vibrating and pulsing of the joints, cavities and tissues. As this process unfolds, the patient learns how to feel and access the blocked areas. The clear intention of the practitioner and patient, quiet breathing and use of dissolving and releasing skills help the patient to reconnect with the natural energetic flow of the body. This ability to feel and release is a natural capacity for all humans that has been neglected because we simply prioritize other types of learning. The Taoist healers in China that have been doing this work for thousands of years have used that natural human capacity to be truly intuitive, aware and sensitive to the depth of human feeling. Even a small amount of our ability to heal ourselves is useful for living a long, healthy and vibrant life.
Life is full of distractions, stress and behavior patterns that contribute to a poor state of health and premature aging; making it difficult to maintain stability. This is especially true if your energy is compromised with serious illness, physical injury or traumas. Even developing a small amount of our ability to heal ourselves is useful for living a long, healthy and vibrant life. When this situation arises, a professional could directly intervene to locate and resolve long time blockages, chronic illnesses that never seem to improve, degenerative diseases, and injuries that keep the body from recuperating fully. Part of this process is the assessment of physical misalignments, tissue blockages, stress, pain and emotional constrictions. Once the underlying problem(s) are discovered, the practitioner can clearly and directly access the area to begin releasing the energy that is blocked.
Chi Gung Bodywork is one of the services offered at the center. I’ve used these techniques alone and in conjunction with other therapies and practitioners of both eastern and western medicine. I’ve had success with chronic illness, moderate to very severe injuries (including spinal injuries) and illnesses and trauma that damage nerves.
A Free 15 minute consultation can be scheduled if you have specific questions or you can call the office to schedule a first time consultation, assessment and treatment.