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Tui Na Therapeutic Massage

A traditional Chinese massage that utilizes a variety of massage techniques, ranging from a very gentle light touch and movement, to deep, strong pressure. Tui na Massage (pronounced “tway nah”) means “push pull” and is part of the rich ancient traditional Chinese medical system. It can be used for an enormous range of ailments, including relaxation, stress reduction, clarity, more energy, and painful muscular-skeletal problems. Everyone can benefit from tui na massage.

– However, not all forms of Tui na are created equal!

There are two main forms of tui na

–  Regular Tui Na

This style of tui na is generally a more vigorous massage, using a lot of hand techniques and pressure. As the most common and well known form of Chinese massage, Regular Tui Na deals mainly with the aspect of the physical body, resulting in approximately 90% of Chinese tuina massage practitioners falling into this category.

– Qigong Tui Na

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) means energy development or cultivation, and is a lesser-known, practiced form of massage using light and gentle technique or deep and powerful, depending on the patient’s needs.

Qigong tui na works with the subtle qi (life force energy) of the body. To practice this the practitioner must be experienced with the practice of qigong and must have developed enough energy and sensitivity to directly work with the qi (energy) inside your body. Like acupuncture, but without the needles Qigong tui na works not only with your muscles, but the whole body’s systems, including your ligaments, tendons, fascia, internal organs, and nervous system.

Dean is adept in both regular and qigong tui na, and will often combine the techniques used with other modalities such as acupuncture, herbal medicine yoga, and qigong therapy, treating patients from his clinic right here on Auckland’s North Shore. If you’d like to learn more about Qigong Tui Na (or any of our other services), please contact us or complete a direct online booking

Types of Massage Techniques Offered

Deep Qi

A gentle and profound massage using qigong tui na. Designed to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated at the deepest levels of you body energy and mind

Therapeutic Massage

Starting with a Chinese medicine consultation then formulating a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This could include tui na, qigong tui na and myofascial release.


An energizing massage using a combination of Tuina and qigong tui na designed to leave you energized yet relaxed at the same time with a sense of clarity.

Relaxation Massage

A relaxing massage using a combination of tui na and qigong tui na guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated

Myofascial Release

A massage that stretches and releases the fascia. It is very effective for pain, tightness, and restrictions in the body.


A tailored personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. This could include any combination of tui na massage, qigong tui na, acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and myofascial release.

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