Tuina, pronounced “twee-nah”
Tuina is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring your body into balance. Dr. Shipe may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints to open the body’s qi, pronounced “chee”, getting the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. Dr. Shipe can then use range of motion, traction and massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are used to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.