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Tuina Massage—Discover Your Oasis

Tuina massage /twee-nah/ is an opportunity to rest and relax. Discover your oasis in the city and escape your busy life, if just for a moment.

Tuina massage is one of the five foundational pillars of East Asian Medicine, more commonly referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today, it’s used to alleviate pain, improve sleep, and address women’s health conditions. Experience the benefits of tuina massage and how it can improve your life.

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Tuina Massage at Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture

Tuina Massage Benefits

There are many benefits of tuina massage therapy. Right away you can feel pain relief and alleviate muscle tension. It also reduces stress, improves sleep, and encourages relaxation.

It often alleviates musculoskeletal pain and benefits the nervous system. It can be used to treat health issues and maintain optimal health.

  • Strengthens immune system
  • Reduces stress
  • Alleviates pain
  • Regulates digestion
  • Supports women’s health
  • Improves sleep
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Tuina Massages We Offer

We offer several types of tuina massage treatments. Whether you add tuina massage to your acupuncture treatment or get tuina massage with cupping therapy, you’ll experience the positive effects of this type of acupressure bodywork. Tuina massages are beneficial for infants, children, expecting mothers-to-be, and everyone in between. Tuina massage is safe, natural, and effective. Discover the benefits for yourself!

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Tuina Massage

Tuina massage, a form of acupressure, is primarily used to address musculoskeletal pain and support the nervous system. It uses the same guiding principles of acupuncture meridians and points to alleviate pain, improve circulation, and remove blood stagnation. As a result, you’ll experience less stress, less pain, and more physical mobility. 

Some manipulation techniques include gliding, kneading, rocking, pulling, and rolling. We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing so that you can be comfortable and move freely during treatment.

Acupuncture and Tuina Massage

Tuina massage is a fantastic addition to your acupuncture treatment. It’s typically performed before acupuncture as a method to promote deep relaxation. Tuina massage alleviates tension and helps open up your muscles before needles are inserted. Enhance your next acupuncture treatment with tuina massage!

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Tuina and Cupping

Combining tuina massage and cupping treatment together is another great way to experience acupressure bodywork. When this occurs, cupping is performed first and then tuina massage follows. If you’re needle averse, this is a great way to receive the benefits of bodywork without needles. 

The benefits of tuina massage are that it’s relaxing and energizing. It not only treats musculoskeletal conditions, but it also reduces stress and promotes deep relaxation. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing so that you can move freely in treatment.

What We Treat

We use tuina massage to treat a number of pain conditions as well as women’s health issues.  If you’re feeling PMS, fatigue after childbirth, or simply having difficulty sleeping, then tuina massage can make a difference in your life. Tuina massage is a good add-on to your acupuncture treatment.

Conditions We Treat Using Tuina Massage

There are a number of conditions that tuina massage treats effectively by improving blood and lymph circulation. Here are the most frequent health concerns that show up at our office:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain associated with knee, wrists, hands, and feet
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Stress
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Colds and flu
  • Digestive conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Cupping is Not for Everyone

While cupping can be a beneficial practice, it’s not appropriate for everyone. For example, if you’re on blood thinners or are pregnant, then this is not for you. Discuss with your practitioner any questions or concerns that you may have.

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Melt Away Your Tension With Tuina Massage 

Tired, stressed, and feeling burned out? Experience how tuina massage can provide pain relief and regulate health conditions. We’ll make a plan to get you back on track naturally. You’ll get better sleep, feel re-energized, and stabilize your mood.

We’re in-network with Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)/CareFirst. You can also use your FSA or HSA card. Ready to take the next step? Check your insurance benefits and then go to our online scheduling page to make your first appointment.

Looking forward to seeing you!
Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture

Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture
Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture
Tue: 9 am – 3 pm
Wed: 9 am – 3 pm
Thu: 9 am – 3 pm
Fri: 9 am – 3 pm

2000 P Street NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
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