About Lilly and Raul

Our story

In the Spring of 2007,  accomplished massage therapist Raul Perez and Tui-na
specialist Angela Li came together with a vision to provide the best affordable Tui-na
service to everyone who loves massages.  
Prior to this, Raul and Angela have both worked for many massage places and spas in
well known hotels and events.  From their experience, they noticed that most spas
and massage parlors over charge their clients for bland, lackluster service.  
Seeing many people waste their hard earned money on lifeless massages, they
wanted to provide clients with a service that truly made them feel much better after
each session.  They realized that Chinese Tui-na is the best massage that gets the
pain and aches out of the body.  The goal was also to provide this service in a setting
just as good as the spas out there without charging an arm and a leg.  
The next thing you know, a partnership was formed that has turned out to be the
best thing for many massage enthusiasts- Lilly and Raul.


Best of both worlds

Here at Lilly and Raul, we take our work seriously.  We have a passion about what we
offer here to each client and always look to improve on what we already have.  We
make it a mission that our therapists here take notes and get to know each individual
client and their needs.  If you ask any of our long term clients, most of them will tell
you that they come in for a specific therapist because they know exactly how to fix
their aches and pains.

Most massage places out there will hire just anyone who is qualified to work.  If it's
your first time here, do not worry if you are not sure which therapist to go to.  You can
be sure that all our therapists here have at least 10 years of massage experience.  
Even when they first joined us, had to go through extra training and re-evaluated by
Raul and Angela before meeting their first client.  However, should you do have any
questions about selecting a therapist, please ask the receptionist and he/she will to
recommend you someone that is more suited for you.


The Difference?

For the price that our customers pay, they feel that they are getting the best service
at the best setting.  When you come get a Tui-na session with us, you immediately
notice that it is not the same as the chair massage spots in the malls or the walk-up
places in Chinatown.  Our location is more refined, polished, and tasteful.  You also
come out of each session feeling renewed knowing that our therapists have worked
the knots and kinks out of your body.

All of the products we use here are top notch.  All our oils/lotions/tables are ordered
from the top massage brands in the world.   There will be no cheap products used on
you!  We want our clients to be sure they are receiving the best product and service,
period.


Recognition

As a result we have been noted and rated highly around NYC as the best affordable
Tui-Na in town.  We have many clients that visit us from all over the world.  Whenever
they are in town, they are giving us a call because they know we are the best! Over
the years, we have been featured in Timeout, the Village voice, City search, Yelp, and
other renowned sources.

In return, we love our loyal customers and are always looking for ways to take care of
them.  Please visit our
services page to check out what promotions we currently
have.  Also, we love to hear from everyone out there!  We honestly value our client
feedback and we are always looking for ways to make your experience here better.  
Drop us a line at
lillystuina@yahoo.com , we would love to hear your suggestions!
30 E.40th ST, STE 601  New York, NY 10016      212-682-6121 . 646-675-0604     lillystuina@yahoo.com
What is Tui-Na?

"To those who've experienced both acupressure and Shiatsu massages, a Tui Na
session may seem like a cross between the two. Like Shiatsu, Tui Na uses rhythmic
compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques
that manipulate and lubricate the joints. Like acupressure, Tui Na directly affects the
flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points."

To a Westerner, Tui Na is the form of Asian bodywork most closely resembling
conventional western massage. Many of the techniques are similar -- gliding (known
as effleurage or Tui), kneading (petrissage or Nie), percussion (tapotement or Da),
friction, pulling, rotation, rocking, vibration, and shaking. Despite the similarities, the
intent of Tui Na is more specifically therapeutic than the simple relaxation of a
Swedish-style massage.

One of Tui Na's advantages over simple massage is its ability to focus on specific
problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal
system. It also helps chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches
(including migraines), and the tension associated with stress.

Tui Na does not simply work on the muscles, bones, and joints. It works with the
energy of the body at a deeper level. As the practitioner senses the client's body with
her hands, she is able to assess the distribution of energy and affect its flow.

As with other styles of Asian bodywork, Tui Na is designed to prevent problems, not
just correct them. By keeping the body's energy in balance, health is maintained. This
is true not just for physical health, but for mental and emotional well-being as well.

Tui Na, which dates back to 1700 BC, is the parent of most modern Asian bodywork
forms. Like all forms of Chinese Medicine -- indeed all forms of traditional Chinese
culture -- the practice of Tui Na in China suffered during the political and social
upheavals of the 20th century. In 1929, the Chinese government instituted a policy
eliminating the "old" medicine. In 1936, Chinese Medicine was denounced as having
no scientific foundation and its practice was banned.

Tui Na survived as a popular form of healing among the general Chinese population,
who have long practiced Anmo. Anmo is the general term for massage in Chinese,
whereas Tui Na is a more specialized term indicating practices based on the theories
of Chinese medicine.

As Tui Na has migrated to the West and become popular, the style of work has been
modified. Most western trained Tui Na practitioners do not do "bone setting," as do
their counterparts in China. Western style Tui Na can be thought of as a therapeutic
extension of western massage, with an emphasis on restoring and balancing energy.
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