TCM Massage or Tuina massage originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of massage therapy. The goal of tuina massage is to create harmony in the yin and yang of the body by getting rid of blockages and disturbances that manifest as illness, disease, and emotional issues. The massage consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues and acupressure points of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and uses various massage techniques such as acupressure, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and reflexology to realign the body. Passive joint movements are used to restore function to muscles and joints. Sometimes, techniques that are common to osteopathy, such as stretching and joint mobilizations, are also used. TCM Massage is used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and nervous system ailments, such as sleep issues, headaches, chronic muscle tension, stress, tendonitis, PMS, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, knee pain, low back pain, whiplash, digestive conditions and more.