Massage Therapy

Acupuncturist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) includes a holistic massage therapy known as tui na, which helps balance the body’s energy. At Alpha Acupuncture on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, Qing Yang, L.Ac, offers massage therapy to stimulate deep healing and rejuvenation. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your massage therapy appointment.

Massage Therapy Q&A

What is Chinese massage therapy? 

Chinese massage therapy, specifically tui na, is a traditional healing art that focuses on balancing the body's energy, or qi, by manipulating specific acupressure points and meridians. 

Unlike Western-style massage, tui na combines manual techniques with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), offering both therapeutic and holistic benefits.

By balancing your body’s energy, tui na promotes relaxation and alleviates pain. Tui na can be used for various health concerns, including musculoskeletal issues, stress relief, and overall wellness.

What are the techniques used in Chinese massage therapy?

Qing uses a variety of techniques during a Chinese massage therapy session. These include:

  • Compression, like pressing and twisting
  • Swing, like finger pushing and kneading
  • Friction, like gliding and rubbing
  • Vibration, like rocking or shaking
  • Percussion, like tapping or clapping
  • Pinching and grasping, like squeezing and picking
  • Joint manipulation, like pulling and rotating

The exact techniques used during your session depend on your specific complaints and health goals. 

How does Chinese massage therapy complement acupuncture?

Chinese massage therapy and acupuncture share the same foundational principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Both therapies focus on regulating the body's energy flow to promote health and balance. 

While acupuncture uses fine needles to target specific acupuncture points, Chinese massage therapy uses manual techniques and acupressure to achieve similar benefits. They can be used together or separately, depending on your needs and preferences.

What are the benefits of Chinese massage therapy? 

Chinese massage therapy offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Stress reduction
  • Enhanced mobility

If you’re seeking a holistic approach to health and wellness, you can benefit from massage therapy. It’s particularly beneficial for those with specific health concerns, too. 

How does Chinese massage therapy help with specific health concerns?

Chinese massage therapy is particularly helpful if you’re suffering from:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Stress-related problems
  • Sleep problems like insomnia
  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Muscle soreness

Chinese massage therapy renews your energy and strength. It can also improve your immune system and lead to enhanced respiration for better oxygen flow.

Qing uses Chinese massage therapy to promote relaxation, improve circulation, and harmonize the body's energy flow. He works with you and tailors therapy to address your specific conditions and individual needs.

Call Alpha Acupuncture or use the online tool to book your massage therapy session today.