Tui na is a quintessential Chinese bodywork technique. It is more rhythmic and incorporates more stroke types than acupressure but follows the same belief in energy meridians. It places particular emphasis on opening up joints to allow the flow of chi, or vital energy, through the body.
In continuing education, tui na may be taught on its own or incorporated into a larger healing system. It is often paired with other Chinese medicine techniques like cupping and herbalism. Because tui na is considered an integral part of medical practices in China, courses in clinical application and sports massage adaptation may be available.