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Follow-Up Tuina Massage Session (no Acupuncture) (40min)
(40 minutes) $80.00


service logo 40 minute Tuina massage session for current/returning patients. Tuina massage may also involve some Acupuncture if deemed appropriate, however no acupuncture is necessary for therapeutic effects. Tuina massage is performed by Registered Acupuncturists. Tuina (Tui-na), which dates back to 1,700 BC, is the parent of most modern Asian bodywork forms. Tuina in Chinese translates to “Push-Pull”, and is in reference to the techniques used on the body. Tuina is best described as a cross between Shiatsu and acupressure. It's taught as a separate but equal field of study in schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuina uses rhythmic compressions along the meridians of the body, as well as a variety of techniques to promote circulation and lubricate the joints. Tuina's bodywork - holding, pressing and manually working on the body at acupressure points and meridians - directly affects the flow of Qi (Life-force energy and vitality). Many of the techniques are similar to conventional Swedish-style massage – gliding (known as effleurage or Tui), kneading (petrissage or Na), percussion (tapotement or Da), friction, pulling, rotation, rocking, vibration, and shaking. Tuina has an ability to focus on specific problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It's especially effective for joint pain (such as arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. It also helps chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches (including migraines), and tension associated with stress. Tui Na does not simply work on the muscles, bones, and joints. It works with the energy of the body at a deeper level. As the practitioner senses the body with their hands, they are able to assess the distribution of energy and affect its flow. Tuina is a great therapeutic extension of Chinese Medicine, with an emphasis on restoring and balancing energy.
  • Sheralyn Hoiland, R.Ac.
    ***** Sheralyn is currently on maternity leave and will be returning fall of 2017. Feel free to book with one of our other registered practitioners, whether you are a current or a new patient. *****

    Sheralyn Hoiland is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia, and is also Red Tree Wellness’ Project Manager. Sheralyn attended the University of British Columbia where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Psychology. Sheralyn received her Acupuncture diploma from PCU college of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby.

    In her practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sheralyn’s areas of focus are Womens’ health/OBGYN (pre & post-natal care, menstrual regulation, PMS, ovarian/uterine health), Dizziness & Headaches, Stress, and Musculoskeletal Pain and Injuries. However with the holistic approach of Chinese Medicine her practice is not limited to her areas of focus. Sheralyn also incorporates TuiNa (Chinese massage), and Meridian Organ Stimulation massage, into her acupuncture treatments.

    Sheralyn has spent years studying under various Doctors and Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Vancouver area. They have taught her various techniques, in a wide variety of health conditions from migraines, fertility, and aiding patients through their chemotherapy/radiation process.