There are two types of traditional Chinese massage – Tui na and Zhi Ya.
Tui na employs pushing, stretching and kneading of the muscle. This is the more commonly available style in Western countries, and Tui na is occasionally displayed in advertising by the most authentic of practitioners to identify their particular style.
The Zhi Ya style focuses on pressing and pinching at acupressure points.
Either may be employed by a practitioner in addressing long-lasting pain to release muscular tension and identify the cause of the problem.