Jin Shou is an heirloom style of Tuina which has passed down through the North American Tang Shou Tao lineage. Rooted in the principles and structure of Chinese Medicine the techniques employed address both the musculo-skeletal system as well as the energetic channels of the body. The practitioner utilizes manual techniques to clear blood and qi stagnation, work acupressure points, engage with the organ systems and bring about greater systemic balance.
This system of Tuina is dynamic and adaptive: well suited for intensive movement, deep tissue manipulation and joint mobilization – however it also works just as effectively as a softer tool to affect change to the “subtle body”. Through intention and gong fu mechanics the practitioner approaches the body as both meat and bone, structure and function; as well as an amalgam of water and potential – rivers and inlets of qi.
Within this system of medicine we are taught manual medicine, cupping and moxibustion – all of which I employ in my treatment room.