Tui Na, Chinese Massage for Insomnia

Photo of Person Receiving MassageInstructor: Kirsten Wiley, CMT Nationally-Certified Massage Therapist

Two Sessions: Fridays, November 12 and 19 from noon to 1:00 PM

Location: Phi Beta Kappa Room, Waterman

Cost: $15 per session (Bring cash or a check made out to Kirsten Wiley to the session.)

Register here. (Please register for each session separately.)

Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia typically have one or more of the following symptoms:

Because the Chinese have identified a pattern of gently applied pressure that can initiate a 'Relaxation Response' in the nervous system, there are massage techniques that can help with both Primary and Secondary insomnia.

 In the first workshop, we will discuss these techniques, see them demonstrated and will practice these patterns on ourselves and each other.  If you have a yoga mat or blanket, bring it. If not, we will have some extras on hand.

In the second workshop, we will discuss the results of our work and practice again.

Register here.

The Therapist

Kirsten Wiley is a nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She writes:

With over 20 years of massage experience, I remain continuously impressed by the transformative effects of massage. I began with chair massage, as a receiver. I experienced not only a relief from headaches, but also a boost in energy and morale. After training at the Vermont Massage Institute in Burlington, I set up my first practice in a physical therapy office where I was positively influenced by the work of the skilled therapists . . . . In 2007 I trained at the Sports Medicine Hospital in Beijing where I studied Tui Na (pronounced twai-nah). Tui Na has enormous potential to relieve pain and energize. I look forward to bringing this service into the workplace. This technique offers the most benefits, and requires the least amount of time and transition. My strong background in anatomy, and my knowledge of multiple relaxation and stimulation techniques helps me find areas of stress and address them efficiently.

For more information, contact Kirsten directly at