Please join me in welcoming Benjamin Shi to my practice. Born into a family of healers (his grandfather was a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and his father owned a busy Tuina clinic), Benjamin grew up in an environment where the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle was instilled at an early age.
For seven years, before coming to the United States, Benjamin worked in the family clinic in Shanghai alongside his father which he describes as “a wonderful experience!”
Since arriving in Boston, Benjamin has been busy. He has been working hard to hone his language skills (which are quite good), and also decided he wanted to be able to offer western styles of massage that people here are used to such as Swedish and deep tissue. He has just completed his training and received his Massachusetts massage therapy license.
Tuina is a system of bodywork that uses the same concepts of Chinese Medicine as does acupuncture, except with out needles. It addresses pain and other conditions according to imbalances within the whole body, including blockages or excesses along the energetic pathways known as meridians.
According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, “Tui Na, or tuina, is a therapeutic form of massage and has been used in China for more than 5,000 years.
Defined as “the ancient healing art of fingers and strength,” tui na (pronounced “twee nah”) has been gaining international attention for its safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.”
I am more than enthusiastic about having Benjamin as a colleague. I am sure his services will be of value to those seeking a new pathway to addressing an ongoing issue, or even simply interested in experiencing a new form of massage therapy from an experienced professional!