Tui Na Chinese Massage Master
Practitioner Course

Tui Na Foundation is a prerequisite before joining the Tui Na Master Practitioner Course.

  • Tui Na Master Practitioner with Sports Injury Course.
    Course Length  – 12 days, one weekend of 4 days, two weekends of 3 days and two final days for revision and assessment.
  • Course Fees – £995.00 Exam fees £125.00
  • Next course starts 26th April 2018.

This Tui Na Master Practitioner Chinese medical massage course teaches sports injury, maintenance and rehabilitation Tui Na, and  Tui Na Massage done with the Feet. This raises the practitioner to an altogether higher professional level in Tui Na Chinese medical massage than the Foundation course.
Over 100 new advanced manipulative techniques and  further Chinese medicine theory are taught at this level, making you more confident and  deepening your overall knowledge of TCM.    All of this will translate into fantastic results !

Tui Na
Tui Na manipulation
Tui Na - spinal manipulation

The Tui Na Master Practitioner course is an enormous stepping stone towards a satisfying career and teaches:

  • Over 100 new manipulative techniques are taught at this level, making you more confident and deepening your knowledge of TCM.
    All of this will translate into fantastic results!
  • All the advanced manipulative techniques and their variations safely under supervision which include spinal manipulations, shoulder and hip manipulations and massaging using feet and body weight  not demonstrated in Maria’s Tui Na book or DVDs
  • A very wide range of sophisticated manipulation techniques that allow for an even wider spectrum of conditions to be treated than those taught in Tui Na Foundation and how to use them in conjunction with those learned at foundation Tui Na in treating musculo-skeletal problems  and  sports injuries
  • Use of body weight and correct positioning of the practitioner’s body to prevent injury to either the giver or receiver.
  • Diagnosis of pathological conditions in the spine that produce pain, numbness and weakness of the limbs.
  • Unique, safe, manipulative techniques to treat neck pain and immobility.
  • To distinguish between hip joint, sacro-iliac and disc problems in patients suffering from lower back pain and/or sciatica.
  • To use treatment techniques in a clinical situation to treat all conditions that respond to Tui Na
  • To take a case study using Traditional Chinese Medicine with tongue & pulse diagnosis to plan a treatment strategy.
  • To treat presenting symptoms and discover and treat the root cause of the condition.
  • To provide recovery advice and onward care for injuries.
Taking the pulse
Taking the Pulse on the Tui Na masters & Acupuncture courses

The Tui Na Master Practitioner

This course offers training in tongue & pulse diagnosis and Organ functions.

These provide the necessary diagnostic skills to enhance treatment and broaden the spectrum of conditions that can be treated.
This will enable you to adapt your treatments to the needs of the patient in way never taught before and to provide both short and long treatment sessions.

Find course dates and fees here

tongue diagnosis - swollen tongue
Tongue Diagnosis - pale swollen tongue with toothmarks
Tui Na in Yue Yang Hospital
Tui Na in Yue Yang Hospital 1993

“The knowledge shared was precious and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. Maria was a great source of knowledge and Graham is just unbelievably good at what he does and how he teaches it!!!. Trevor’s talks were fascinating and inspired me to read more about a few subjects”.

Quote from Didier Souchon July 2007
(Tui Na foundation and Master Practitioner)

Tui Na in Xian TCM hopsital 1997
Tui Na doctor in Xian TCM hopsital 1997

Tui Na Chinese foot massage is called Caiqiao Tui Na

Uses your feet instead of your hands, so that you can easily treat effectively large and very muscular clients. This will prove to be valuable within an income generating context.

The sports injuries component teaches you the most effective possible ways of diagnosing and treating sports injuries, enabling you to work in sports injury clinics. Many of our qualified students do work in top sports injury clinics.

Tui Na foot massage - Caiqiao
Caiqiao - Tui Na foot massage

Complimentary Thai Massage stretching techniques  included in our
Tui Na Master course.

  • In 2015, we discontinued our Thai Massage courses which have been running for 20 years but have carefully selected some of the most effective Thai Massage stretching techniques that to integrate perfectly with Tui Na in our Tui Na Masters course.
  • With this unique blend of Tui Na and Thai techniques, we demonstrate and explain the how, the why, the when and the how much of each technique and which acupoints are to be used for specifically treating different conditions.
  • Tui Na with Thai Massage enables every individual muscle to assume its normal relaxed length when not contracting.
  • When injury does occur kneading appropriate acupuncture points with the controlled stretches and manipulations have an unrivalled ability to speed healing and restore pain-free function compared with Western Sports Massage.
  • It provides maintenance that muscles need, improves performance by reducing the risk of injury for athletes and dancers during their training.
  • This Tui Na Masters course will teach the aspiring practitioner everything necessary to become a competent and advanced therapist in the discipline.
  • As trends continue to develop towards healthier lifestyle practices, the addition of Thai Massage to your Tui Na therapy portfolio will become ever more valuable to your earning potential.
Maria Mercati doing Thai stretch

What is the difference between Tui Na and Thai massage?

  • Tui Na is done on a massage couch on the clothed body or with the patient seated on an ordinary chair.
  • Traditionally Thai massage is performed on the floor on the clothed body with the recipient lying or sitting and requires no special equipment other than a thick blanket.
  • On our Tui Na Master course, we include a few Thai stretches that can be done on the couch and a few additional powerfully releasing stretches that have to be done on the floor.
  • Thai massage is rather like applied yoga with many large-scale joint manipulations that stretch muscles gently and very effectively and like Tui Na releases powerful healing forces that ease pain and stress.
  • Tui Na uses a wide variety of soft tissue techniques to deeply stimulate the meridians and acupoints together with powerful joint manipulations.
  • Thai massage like Tui Na is concerned with balancing the intrinsic energies of the body, mind and spirit.
  • Thai massage lacks the sophisticated theoretical background of Chinese Tui Na massage – 14 meridians with 365 acupoints and diagnosis.

What is the difference between Tui Na and Western Sports Massage?

For the Chinese athletes Tui Na is available to boost performance and treat injuries without needing Western treatments such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and sports massage, none of which are used. Read more…

Graham Mercati doing Thai Massage