Course: Tui Na - Level 1, The Original Chinese Meridian Massage - Equine -
Location: Woodstock, Illinois
Date: October 28 & 29, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Instructor: Kathi Soukup
Course Level: Elective
Prerequisites: The prerequisites for this course are successful completion of the Tallgrass online classes, Overview of TCM and Meridian Theory.
Remarkable modality to add to your skills! All massage is based on the original Chinese Meridian Massage called Tui Na, pronounced "Tway Nah." It is a
form of body work and manipulation that has a long history in Chinese medicine. Practitioners since 2700 B.C. have used these techniques in working
with acupoints and meridians along with limb stretching and manipulation to prevent and treat disease. As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
and as an adjunct to veterinary therapy, Tui Na facilitates and dramatically improves the therapeutic results of acupressure for animals while contributing
to their health and well-being.
Tui Na regulates meridians, promotes circulation of chi and blood, and strengthens the immune system. These techniques can be applied in musculoskeletal
conditions, arthritis, peripheral nerve disorders, wei syndrome (wasting and weakness), and improves the functions of the zang-fu organs or internal
organs. This course covers the basic hand and body techniques and their application for animals. Some of these techniques include Gun Fa or rolling
or, Yi Zhi Chan Tui Fa or finger pushing, Tui Fa or pushing, Rou Fa or kneading, An Fa or pressing, Ya Fa or compressing, Na Fa or grasping, and more.