2 Units/20 Hours
This course introduces the oriental massage principles and therapy on the hand manipulation techniques of Tuina, a form of oriental medicine manipulative therapy that treats musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions. This course will cover the basic hand manipulation techniques of pushing, rolling, kneading, rubbing, scrubbing, grasping, and pressing. Students will recognize the proper indications and contraindications of applying Tui Na based on the mechanism of action of each manipulation technique covered. Students will be able to describe the benefits of each of the covered. TuiNa manipulation techniques and be able to correlate them with the appropriate anatomy and physiology of the area worked on in order to further understand each technique’s clinical indications. Students will perform the different Tuina techniques covered precisely and effectively. Students will perform and be able to give instruction on the techniques of manual therapy (TuiNa) and on the use of mechanical devices such as Laser, GuaSha, and Chi Machines.