Tuina Massage: An ancient Chinese art for balance and well-being

Tuina massage is an ancestral Chinese practice which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This massage is distinguished by its holistic approach , taking into account the meridians and acupuncture points of the body.

The name Tuina itself reflects its techniques, “ Tui - ” meaning to push and “ Na - » enter. These maneuvers and techniques aim to disperse energy blockages , stimulate or tone energy , and rebalance the body and mind .

It is a real prevention tool against all health problems. 


The Tuina Facial Massage

Facial Tuina is a specific practice that targets the energy circulation of the face and neck. It is renowned for its natural anti-wrinkle effects, toning the skin, improving blood circulation, draining lymph, and promoting cell regeneration.

This technique combines massages and acupressure, acting on the structures of the face for a natural “lifting” effect. The practitioner generally follows a specific regimen to maximize its benefits.

Some TUI NA techniques and vocabulary: 

  • Acupressure: gentle and deep pressure on acupuncture points.
  • Tapping: to stimulate blood and energy circulation.
  • Light touch: gentle and enveloping movements to relax the skin.

    Steps of the TUINA Facial Massage:

    1. Preparation: Gentle neck and shoulder stretch to relax the area.

    2. Kneading and pressure movements along the acupuncture lines of the face, with particular emphasis on key points such as the temples, cheekbones and forehead.

      • Focus on the eyes: perform specific movements around the eyes to reduce dark circles, bags and wrinkles. For more details, see our article: “ Crow’s feet wrinkles: our natural solutions”
      • Gentle lymphatic drainage movements to eliminate toxins and stimulate cell regeneration.

      • Relaxation: The Tuina facial massage ends with a moment of rest and relaxation, with 2 minutes of conscious breathing to fully benefit from the benefits of the massage. (tutorial: conscious breathing)


        Tuina Leg and Body Massage

        Tuina can also be applied to the legs and body, aiming to relax muscles, relieve tension, and improve blood circulation.

        Techniques include pressure, friction, stretching, and vibration to stimulate energy flow throughout the body.

        Steps of the TUINA Leg Massage:

        • The practitioner gently massages the thighs with circular movements.
        • He applies firm but gentle pressure along the legs, starting at the ankles and moving up to the thighs.
        • He uses the edges of his hands to rub the legs, alternating between fast and slow movements.
        • He finishes with light tapping with his fingertips.
        • He then stretches the legs by lifting them one by one and keeping them straight for a few seconds, repeating this stretch several times.

        Nuence face moisturizers to complete the experience.

        For an even more enriching Tuina experience, Nuence creams are recommended. They are based on natural ingredients such as ginger, centella asiatica, white peony, or blackberry, are designed to deeply nourish the skin.

        Its soft and light texture facilitates massage movements without leaving a greasy film on your skin.


        IN SUMMARY: Tuina massage is an ancient Chinese practice that offers many benefits for the body and mind. Whether to tone the face, relax muscles, or promote blood circulation, Tuina is an excellent option for improving general well-being.

        And with Nuence products, the massage is even more relaxing!

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