Tui Na (Chinese medical massage)

Tui Na is an ancient Chinese bodywork therapy whose lineage dates back to the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) text ‘The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (2697-2597 B.C.). Tui Na works the bodies meridians (energy [Qi] pathways of the body) and acupressure points using invigorating, rhythmic techniques and specialized strokes. Eastern stretches and manipulations aim to free up joints while restoring flow and harmony in the five essential substances. Kipp’s eastern bodywork training also includes a CPD course with Jing on Amma Fusion, and some Shiatsu technique.

Tui Na can be very helpful for musculoskeletal issues, arthritis and chronic pain conditions, often helping when a ‘western bodywork approach’ has proved relatively ineffective and/or the ailments may be due to energetic issues (stagnant Qi). Meridian-based bodywork and acupressure are also excellent at promoting health, vitality and balanced mood, often helping turn the tide on chronic illnesses western medicine may struggle to address. Tui Na can help with many conditions including systemic conditions (body system/organ problems), chronic fatigue, chronic illness, low mood/anxiety, malaise, headache, joint/muscular pain and ear/sinus problems.

50 mins - £45
65 mins (consultation & first appointment) - £55

Amma Back Health Routine: 50 mins - £40
-This deeply relaxing, yet invigorating, full back Tui Na treatment is a very enjoyable way of giving your back a ‘full service’ to help keep it healthy, loose, and pain/problem free! This powerful treatment intensively works the bladder, gall bladder and small intestine meridians and also the whole body via the powerful back ‘Shu points’, to promote good health and vitality.

Head, Neck & Shoulder Massage: 25 mins - £25
-An authentic, seated head, neck & shoulder Tui Na treatment to relax the neck/shoulders, clear stagnant energy in the brain & upper body to energize and balanced mood.

Recommended reading: Amma Therapy: Integration of Oriental Medical Principles, Bodywork, Nutrition and Exercise; Tina Sohn


Alton Advanced Bodywork is Kipp Clark, an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist and specialist in Chronic Pain Treatment, who practices in Alton on the Hampshire/Surrey borders.

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