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Tui-Na Massage

Tui Na Massage in Brooklyn, NY

Tuina Massage at Pulse Acupuncture Practice, at Brooklyn, NY

Tuina massage, also called tuina massage (pronounced twee-nah), is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork that is used for a variety of conditions. Used in China for over 5,000 years, tui-na massage focuses on establishing a harmonious flow of the qi, or healthy energy, through the meridian channels by making use of rhythmic compression techniques. Tui-na massage is based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture and is often used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, like acupuncture and cupping, to achieve optimal health for the client.

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What is Tuina Massage?

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Massage tui na originated in ancient China, and is now considered one of the oldest systems of bodywork. Tui-na wellness massage is one of the four main traditional Chinese Medicine branches, with others being qi gong, Chinese herbal medicine, and acupuncture. Tui-na practitioners generally use their fingers, hands, elbows, knees, or feet to apply pressure, kneading, stretching, and rolling to special body areas. Tui-na massage aims to restore the healthy balance within the patient’s body and promote a healthy positive energy flow within the body by applying pressure to specific muscle groups, nerves, meridians, and acupoints to remove the blockages that the practitioner identifies.

How Tui Na Massage works?

Similarly to acupuncture, the Chinese tuina massage uses acupoints and energy meridians to promote a healthy qi (energy) and improve the blood flow in your body. However, unlike acupuncture, asian massage tuina uses applied pressure and manual manipulation instead of needles to stimulate the same 12 body points. It is believed that if the qi is blocked or not flowing properly, the result may be pain or a variety of illnesses, so tuina massage specialists focus on massaging the patient’s tendons and muscles to directly impact and improve the flow of qi at different acupoints. For a maximum result, many patients choose to utilize other treatment modalities that use the same principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

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Tui na Massage Benefits at Pulse Acupuncture

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Tui na Chinese massage therapy uses safe and effective techniques to treat a variety of illnesses and pains. For example, tui na massage techniques can be used to treat neck pain, lower back pain, migraines and headaches. In addition, tuina massage benefits include an improved blood flow, a relief from some diabetic symptoms and reduction of inflammation. On top of that, tui na massage therapy showed positive results when treating mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. This massage technique can also promote relaxation, reduce stress and provide insomnia relief. Conditions such as IBS, digestive and respiratory conditions, and sports injuries are also successfully treated by the tui na massage techniques. Though more research is needed, tui na massage is generally considered a great alternative to conventional medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Tuina Massage in Brooklyn, NY​

Tui na massage, complemented by techniques like Gua Sha, is all about maintaining both physical and mental health balance. Pulse Acupuncture utilizes the many TCM massage techniques, including Gua Sha, in order to restore the body’s balance with the most qualified professionals in the field. Marina Doktorman is a tui na massage and Gua Sha Brooklyn based specialist with over 20 years of experience within the TCM field who has been providing successful treatment to many clients. The tui na massage and Gua Sha treatments at Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg, New York, will leave you feeling relaxed and full of positive energy at the same time, and can offer a plethora of health benefits. For pricing and booking information, please visit: https://pulseacu.janeapp.com/

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What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in New York?

The World Health Organization currently lists a variety of diseases, symptoms of diseases, or conditions that benefit through treatment from acupuncture. These include:

Pain management

Digestive Symptoms

Women/Men Health

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Pregnancy Support

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea
  • Baby health


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insomnia



  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Herpes


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
Marina Doktorman
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About the Practitioner

Marina Doktorman was born in Ukraine and immigrated to United States at the age of 15. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1997. Marina Doktorman, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist since 2001 and licensed in NY and NJ states. She first worked in NYC in a multi-specialty clinic before establishing her private practice in 2005, in Clifton, NJ.

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Price List

Prices for Brooklyn

First visit acupuncture treatment
(includes evaluation, cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage):


Follow-up acupuncture visit (includes cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage)


Package of 5 visits:



Package of 10 visits:



Package of 20 visits:





Cupping (without acupuncture)


Onnetsu Therapy (without acupuncture) 15 min:


Cosmetic Acupuncture:

First visit: evaluation, acupuncture, serum, moisturizing
cream, gua-sha fascial massage, Celluma Red Light Therapy:


Follow-Up visits:


Herbal Consultation:


We accept:

Tuina Massage Testimonials in Brooklyn

Kazue AnanKazue Anan
23:22 05 Oct 23
Elena SolntsevaElena Solntseva
21:26 05 Oct 23
To understand what I'm talking about, you have to try it for yourself.After 10 minutes of the procedure, you get into a different reality. Marina is knowledgeable, answers all the questions. After the procedure, the skin of the face glows, the body becomes lighter by a couple of pounds. I've been looking for such a procedure and state of mind for a long time.
02:39 23 Sep 23
Pulse Acupuncture is exactly what I’ve been looking for to treat my migraines! Marina is knowledgeable, professional, asks probing questions and does fire cupping! She also has a very serene and clean office that makes me feel so relaxed and I never feel rushed during my sessions. Marina is truly incredible - her treatments help me mitigate migraines and I highly recommend her for any acupuncture/holistic health needs!! (I’ve tried other practitioners in the area and none have compared to Marina’s experience and professionalism.)
Irina KozinaIrina Kozina
13:59 10 Sep 23
I used acupuncture for low back and SI joint pain. I have a chronic condition. After the 1st treatment pain reduced by 75%. I am very happy with the results. I'm coming back. Thank you!
Michael SchimleyMichael Schimley
16:26 23 Aug 23
I found Marina while I was experiencing horrible lower back pain and her treatments got me back to my normal self quickly. Her office is beautiful, clean and welcoming. I will be going back regularly for routine maintenance and stress relief.
Sophia FSophia F
08:41 03 Aug 23
Very happy that my friend recommended Pulse Acupuncture Williamsburg Brooklyn to me! Marina Doktorman is such a professional acupuncturist! It was my first time trying acupuncture and I fell in love with it, I felt younger and lighter after my acupuncture session! I recommend to everyone!!!
Helen ShinHelen Shin
21:24 01 Aug 23
Marina healed me with the best acupuncture in Williamsburg. My shoulders and traps was intensely in pain to the point it gave me a headache but Pulse Acupuncture relieved my pain. Marina's technique is so effective and relaxing. The space is also beautiful and luxurious and you can also get a massage with Maria who's also AMAZING. I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg 🙂
Ellen LeybengrubEllen Leybengrub
02:24 28 Jul 23
Marina Doktorman is very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring, with many years of experience. Excellent location. Beautiful brand new office.
Felix LanFelix Lan
21:48 25 Jul 23
Super pleased with my first appointment. Marina is very kind, knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.
Amanda PagulAmanda Pagul
23:30 17 Jul 23
Evgenia VlasovaEvgenia Vlasova
23:32 29 Jun 23
When I first came to Marina, I felt constant pressure in my lower back, tension in my upper back and lack of energy. During the first session I could literally feel something shifting inside in those areas she was working on. Her touch was so gentle that I didn’t even feel the needles go in. The time stopped, I was relaxed, calm and peaceful. Besides acupuncture I had some cupping done as well. The cups relieved a great deal of pressure from my upper and lower back. After the session I immediately felt the effect. Have my next session scheduled for next week. I would definitely recommend Marina to those seeking holistic ways to deal with muscle, spine, and pain issues. She is a miracle worker!
Taisiya PokrovskayaTaisiya Pokrovskaya
21:00 13 Jun 23
I felt relief after the first session with Marina Doktorman. Marina is a caring practitioner that establishes a connection with her clients and always ensures a comfortable environment. After doing acupuncture, heat therapy, and cupping with her, I felt instant relief and relaxation. In addition, Marina’s treatment helped me feel relief from neck and back pain, as well as to feel grounded and connected to my body. I would highly recommend Marina to anyone.
Alex livsonAlex livson
18:49 06 Jun 23
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and professional. They helped me a lot. Strongly recommend. Went to other offices, but this one is truly the best!
maya grablermaya grabler
23:28 04 Jun 23
I’m getting acupuncture for allergies and impressed by the results! I’m no longer congested, no teary eyes. It’s just incredible! Im used to getting allergy shots before. No more. It’s unbelievable! The treatment is relaxing and very effective! My headaches are gone too! I really recommend Marina Doktorman at Pulse Acupuncture!
Leon RavLeon Rav
16:25 15 Apr 23
I’ve had great acupuncture experience at Pulse Acupuncture. Marina was able to fix my neck strain in just one treatment. It was not painful and actually very relaxing. Cupping and massage followed after acupuncture session. This was the most relief I’ve had in a long time. Loved the healing vibe of this beautiful studio.
The -W-omenThe -W-omen
01:06 07 Apr 23
I recently visited Pulse Acupuncture to seek relief for my lower back pain, and I am thrilled with the results I achieved through Marina's skillful treatment. After just a few sessions, I noticed a significant improvement in my pain levels and overall mobility.I am beyond grateful to Marina, because after trying so many things, I almost lost hope. highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone seeking relief from pain or other health concerns.
Mark PlesserMark Plesser
00:58 07 Apr 23
I have been visiting Pulse Acupuncture for several months now, and I have consistently received excellent service from Marina. Her expertise in acupuncture and holistic healing is unmatched, and she always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provide personalized recommendations.The acupuncture sessions themselves are incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. Marina's gentle touch and precise needle placement always leave me feeling calm and rejuvenated. She also incorporates other techniques, such as cupping, which have been very beneficial for my overall health and wellbeing.In addition to her skill as an acupuncturist, Marina is also a wonderful person to work with. She is warm, friendly, and genuinely cares about her clients' wellbeing. I always leave our sessions feeling refreshed and uplifted, both physically and mentally.Overall, I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone looking for high-quality acupuncture and personalized care. Thank you, Marina, for your exceptional service and dedication to helping others achieve optimal health!
Miha haMiha ha
18:35 27 Mar 23

Tuina Massage in Brooklyn - FAQ

A Tui Na session typically involves deep tissue massage and manipulations, often quite vigorous, with the goal of relieving tension in muscles and joints. The practitioner may also use range of motion, traction, and massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points. The patient is usually clothed during the session.

Tuina Massage can be intense, and some techniques may feel more uncomfortable than others, particularly if the body is already in a state of tension or affected by injuries. However, the massage should not cause excessive pain. It’s crucial to communicate with your practitioner throughout the session if you feel any discomfort.

Side effects of Tuina Massage are generally mild but can include temporary soreness or bruising. More severe complications are rare, especially when the massage is performed by a qualified practitioner. However, people with certain health conditions, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, or certain skin conditions, should consult a doctor before receiving Tui-Na Massage.

The frequency of Tui Na Massage sessions depends on the individual’s health status and their response to the therapy. Some people may benefit from weekly sessions, while others might need it less frequently. This should be determined in consultation with the practitioner.

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