What is Tuina Massage?

Medicine Grove provides Tuina Massage which is intense and invigorating involving muscle/tendon plucking and rolling techniques for muscle pain and healthy blood flow. Tui na is a Chinese form of body work meaning “push” and “grasp”. It involves muscle/tendon plucking and rolling techniques, among others, and is highly effective at breaking stagnant knots and adhesions, and bringing healthy blood flow back into an area. Tui na differs from some other forms of massage, such as Swedish, in that its goal is not relaxation, and generally does not involve the entire body. Rather, it is generally quite intense and invigorating to specific areas of pain. Tui na further differs from deep tissue and shiatsu in that it’s technique is much quicker and has a specific vibrating quality.

How is Tuina Massage utilized during the appointment?

Tuina Massage is integrated within the treatment only when patients' conditions meet and require this form of treatment. The necessity of this therapy will be determined only by the practitioner at the time of treatment.

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The results from the treatments are nothing short of miraculous.

“I am very thankful that Matt at Medicine Grove was recommended by a family member. I experienced chronic back pain for over three years. The results from Matt's treatments are nothing short of miraculous. Within a few months the back pain is gone along with various other symptoms I had accepted as part of life and the aging process. Recently I had intense shoulder pain and within two treatments my shoulder feels better than ever. Matt's wisdom and expertise in my opinion are unequaled. I am truly amazed by the improvements to my life thanks to Matt Wagner.”

B.U., Madison, WI
Acupuncture with Matt has completely given me my life back.

"Acupuncture with Matt has completely given me my life back. I came to him after trying everything else to help my lower back - which was going numb when I walked and causing me extensive pain. This pain was keeping me from walking far or doing basic household tasks - and I'm 37. Matt learned about my issues and described what he was seeing in a way I had never heard...and it made perfect sense. After just a couple of treatments I could feel a huge improvement. I saw him often for a few months and the pain was gone. Now I just go in for tune ups. During my tune ups I have gotten help for other problems too. Acupuncture with Matt has given me great relief from anxiety. If I go more than a month without a tune up I can really tell...even if my back feels fantastic my mood needs a visit. I highly recommend Matt to everyone I know who has health issues. By all means, give it a try!!"

Kate A. - Madison, WI
He has helped me to feel better than I thought was possible.

"Finding Matt has been a blessing to me. He is skilled, insightful and kind. Using acupuncture, herbs and his knowledge of Chinese Medicine, Matt has helped me with issues including digestion, nutrition, long term pain, skin irritation, and headaches. He has helped me to feel better than I thought was possible. If you are looking for someone that will treat you as a whole person, this is the place to go."

Korey Kopp - Madison, WI
I highly recommend him for all types of ailments.

"I've received absolutely amazing results from Matt's acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments over the years. I highly recommend him for all types of ailments. His herbal medicine and acupuncture knowledge and experience is top notch, I know that from being treated by many practitioners in the past."

S. A. - Madison, WI
I'm really happy that I got the problem accurately diagnosed and taken care of, so that I could get on with my life.

"Bottom line is, Matt is an excellent clinician. I consulted with Matt for severe, sports-induced hip pain. Being a registered nurse, I fear what would have likely happened if I went to urgent care… Well, I know all too well in fact, because I know the differential. I would have had an x-ray, which would have been inconclusive, and a diagnosis of either tendonitis, or bursitis. I would have been put on Ibuprofen for 10 days, with a follow-up MRI, if I wasn't better by then..."

B.G. - Fitchburg, WI
Whenever I have a problem, I go see Matt, and he patches right up.

"I suffered from nausea and heartburn that got much worse after work stress. I went to my GP, who advised me to get an upper g.i endoscopy, and a test for H. Pylori. He didn't seem convinced that the endoscopy would find anything, but wanted to rule out major issues. In the end, his suggestion was prescription heartburn meds. Well, I couldn't afford the tests, and I didn't like the side effects of the medication. My son suggested I go see Matthew. Being a very skeptical person, it took a lot of convincing. As I walked into the office I was prepared for a lot of nonsense. But, I was willing to give it a try. I was impressed by the thoroughness of the intake, and Matt's bedside manner. After the visit, I was given an herbal formula to take for a week..."

P.W. - Madison, WI
Directions from the Beltline Hwy:

Take the Exit "South Towne Dr"
Go North on W Broadway
Turn South onto WB Frontage Rd
Turn left at Gisholt Dr
Turn left at Starion Bank drive-up banking sign
Drive around the parking lot
Parking is plentiful in front and around 6400 Gisholt Dr