What is Tuina?
Tuina is one of the many of branches of Chinese medicine. Most people already know about acupuncture, but there is a lot more to Chinese medicine than needles: it also includes manual therapy (Tuina), dietetics, pharmacopeia and exercises (gongfu).
Though Tuina does bring relaxation to certain areas of the body, and it includes many massage-like techniques, it shouldn’t be viewed as a massage per se. It is a type of therapy that uses a number of manual techniques to help resolve issues of mobility, to reduce tension, correct unbalances, and allow the body to retain these positive changes. It can be practiced directly on clothing and does not require the use of oil. Certain complementary techniques can be added to treatment, such as cupping, herbal soaks and guasha, among others.
Tuina at the Montreal Gongfu Research Center
At the Montreal Gongfu Research Center, Tuina plays an integral part in the treatments that are offered. The Center offers complete training and professional certification in Tuina through the Association Québécoise des Thérapeutes Naturels (AQTN). Our Tuina training puts a heavy accent on gongfu, giving students a general and functional understanding of two important aspects of Chinese culture: medicine and physical culture.
To know more about how we practice Tuina at the Center, clic here.
Tuina Community Clinic
When you come to the Tuina Community Clinic, you will receive a supervised Tuina treatment from one of our students. Our goal with this clinic is to reach as many people as possible and increase awareness of Tuina, as we believe that a healthy body should not be a luxury!
We work on a first-come, first-served basis, with a sliding scale for contributions ranging from 10 to 40$.
The Winter 2019 Schedule
Two Saturdays a month, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Saturday afternoons from 1 pm to 5 pm
Montréal Gonfu Research Center
5773 Chabot Street