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Chinese Massage and Acupressure (Basic)

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

In this course you will study both Acupressure and Tu’ina. Acupressure is the technique of stimulating acupressure points along the body’s meridians to unblock the life-force energies and Tu’ina incorporates the therapies of Massage, Meridians and Moxibustion. This course instructs in treatment techniques, which benefit even the deep tissues of the body to restore good health and harmony. It is essential that you progress to the advanced course to complete your studies to practitioner level.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction/Massage Strokes/Meridian Stretches/The Bladder Meridian
      • Tui Na
      • Chi
      • Meridians
      • Contraindications to Massage
      • Massage Stokes
      • Palm Pushing
      • Meridian Stretches
      • Back and Shoulders
      • The Bladder Meridian
      • Acupressure Points
      • Massage Techniques for the Back
  • Lesson Two
    • Anatomy and Physiology
      • Anatomical Terms
      • The Skeleton and Bone
      • Major Bones of the Body
      • Joints (Articulations)
      • Bone Growth and Development
      • The Vertebral Column
      • The Thoracic (Rib) Cage
  • Lesson Three
    • Yin/Yang Theory/Massage Strokes/Meridian Stretches/The Colon Meridian
      • Fu Xi’s Theorems
      • The Yin/Yang symbol
      • Massage Strokes
      • The Back
      • The Legs
      • Meridian Stretches
      • Back Extension
      • The Colon Meridian
      • Acupressure Points
  • Lesson Four
    • Anatomy and Physiology (Continued)
      • The Muscular System
      • Nerve Supply
      • List of Muscles
      • Specific Muscles and their Movements
  • Lesson Five
    • Moxibustion/Massage Strokes/Meridian Stretch/The Gall Bladder Meridian
      • Specific Uses
      • Methods of Treatment
      • Where to Use and When Not to Use Moxa
      • Massage Strokes
      • The Arm
      • The Back
      • Meridian Stretch
      • Leg Circling
      • The Gall Bladder Meridian
      • Acupressure Points
  • Lesson Six
    • The Heart/The Heart Meridian/Massage Strokes/Meridian Stretch/ Questions to Ask a Client
      • Symptoms of Imbalance
      • The Heart Meridian
      • Acupressure Points
      • Massage Strokes
      • Rolling
      • Back and Legs
      • Meridian Stretch
      • Standing on Back of Feet
      • Questions to Ask a Client
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Heart Governor Meridian/Applications of Massage/ Massage Strokes/ Meridian Stretch
      • Symptoms of Imbalance
      • Acupressure Points
      • Applications of Massage
      • The Four Ms
      • Massage Strokes
      • The Head and Face
      • Rotating
      • The Monkey Plucks Apples
      • Meridian Stretch
      • Lumbar Stretch
  • Lesson Eight
    • The Tongue/Massage Strokes/Meridian Stretch/The Kidney Meridian/Chi
      • Tongue Diagnosis
      • Massage Strokes
      • The Feet
      • Grasp, Squeeze, Slide
      • Order of Massage
      • Meridian Stretch
      • Knee and Hip Flexion
      • The Kidney Meridian
      • Acupressure Points
      • Chi
      • The Functions of Chi in the Body
  • Lesson Nine
    • The Liver Meridian/Massage Strokes/Meridian Stretch
      • Symptoms of Imbalance
      • Special Symptoms
      • When to Use the Liver Meridian
      • Acupressure Points
      • Massage Strokes
      • The Hand
      • Dotting
      • Meridian Stretch
      • Shoulder

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.