What is The Manual therapy / Tuina?


The power of the human hand as a healing agent has a long history in Chinese Medicine. The method of applying manual therapy to the specific parts of the human body surface is to regulate the physiological and pathological conditions of the body to achieve therapeutic and health care purposes. Specifically, doctors or therapists use their own hands and use various forms of techniques and strengths to push, lift, press, rub, roll, pinch, point and tap according to the patient’s specific condition on their affected body surface, uncomfortable area, specific acupressure points and painful body part to be able to achieve therapeutic goals.


How it is used in Chinese Medicine at TCM Shanghai?


At TCM Shanghai, not necessarily but it usually recommended that you see a doctor first to ensure you are getting the best course of treatment for your condition. Based on the findings, the doctor will determine whether Manual therapy (Tuina) is suitable for the patient and he will assess which area of the body to focus on and which kind of manipulation therapy is needed. The patient will be asked to lie down on his/her back, front or side depending on which body part the patient is suffering from. The treatment will be a period of 30 to 120 mins and the frequency of sessions required will be advise by the doctor or therapists depending on patient’s health condition.


If you would like to see how Manual Therapy (Tuina) can help you relieve pain or stress please contact us below or call us +971 4 886 2862 and make an appointment.



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Who is the treatment for?


Tuina massage can relieve multiple disorders including insomnia, constipation, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, and emotional problems. It can also treat disorders related to digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Many people seek the treatment for stiff neck, distension of shoulders, sciatica, and sore back. Tuina can be used to address both internal diseases and external injuries.


What are the results of manual therapy Tuina?


Tuina massage can improve blood circulation, increase range of motion and is effective in nerve regulation. Tuina massage plays a role in rehabilitation and is effective in the treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Tuina incorporates acupressure massage to bring the body into balance, removes obstructions in energy pathways and promotes an increase in the body’s vital energy.




“TCM Shanghai is the most amazing and pristine Clinic offering a huge variety of treatments to aid ones over all wellbeing. The staff are highly trained so therefore it is not cheap but the results are well worth the expenditure.
I have experienced the Tuina Massage.
It is incredible. I feel so invigorated and it has greatly improved my ongoing neck and shoulder issues. These have been with me for many years. I have tried physiotherapy and the Chiropractor but after three treatments at this splendid and state of the art Clinic I have already noticed a real improvement.

I can’t wait for my next treatment!!


Claire Paterson”