Tui na - Chinese medicine

& sports injury clinic




(Treatments are £45 for up to 60 minutes, and take place at my home clinic in EH5.)

Tui na (pron. twee na) is the bodywork system of Chinese medicine, also known as Chinese medical massage, and has been in use for over 2000 years.

Tui na treats and prevents disease by using diagnostic techniques to identify tension, damage, weaknesses and imbalances in the soft tissues and joint alignments, and applying therapeutic massage techniques, and manipulations to the body to stimulate the repair and re-alignment of the tissues, with similarities to osteopathy.

Within treatments, fire cupping and moxibustion are also commonly used as well as topical herbal medicine in the form of oils, lotions and liniments.

Tui na shares the same principles of meridians and points as traditional acupuncture, though places more focus on the realignment of the connective tissues of the body, so is great for musculoskeletal injuries and issues.

Tui na is commonly used to:

  • Repair both acute & chronic musculoskeletal injuries

By focussing on:

  • Breaking down scar tissue and adhesions

  • Realigning the tissues and joints, and lubricating the joints


  • Repairing soft tissue


  • Strengthening the immune system


  • Encouraging the flow of qi and blood and accelerating healing

  • Calming the mind

  • Reducing the risk of recurring injuries 

I hold a tui na diploma, having trained under Rob Aspell with Xian Tian College, with insurance from Balens.

If you would like to book an appointment, or to discuss treatment contact me at


Treatments are £45 for up to 60 minutes, and take place at my home clinic in EH5.

Cupping Treatment


After suffering with chronic dislocations of my shoulder for 18 years, a combination of Tai Chi and James' Tui Na treatments have completely eliminated both pain and instability.


James is very knowledgeable and professional.  Without fail, I feel so much better after my tui na treatments.  I can't recommend James enough! 


“I went to James with a chest congestion and immune system issue as my GP was unable to find a solution.  James assessed and diagnosed my problem, and within two sessions my breathing difficulties were resolved.  Thank you James"