14-Day Certificate Course in Tuina Massage

This is a unique massage training entirely based on Chinese medical theory. Suitable for qualified or /and student acupuncturists and herbalists. Other bodywork therapists such as Shiatsu practitioners, chiropractors and physiotherapists, will find this Chinese skills of massage extremely helpful to their practices.

This ancient Chinese healing art is quite different from other forms of massage, using finger pressure, stretching and leverage to stimulate the channels and acupuncture points.

It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture, and is not only an effective treatment for musculo-skeletal problems, such as lower-back pain, frozen shoulder, slipped discs and fractures, but can also be effective for many other conditions, for example digestive problems and insomnia.

In addition, Tuina is effective for stress relief and relaxation, and to stimulate the body’s organs via special points, helping to prevent illness and improve both mental and physical vitality.

Professional Certificated Training in Tuina

Asanté Academy offers a complete training course in Tuina. Trainees will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to practice this valuable therapy safely and effectively on adults and children.

The Tuina training course will provide the participants with an opportunity to study the basic theories underpinning Tuina therapy and to learn and practice more than 20 different Tuina manipulation techniques.


The use of the basic Tuina techniques, which constitute the core syllabus of the whole course, will be explored comprehensively in the class. The practice of these techniques after the classes will be encouraged.

The following topics are covered:

  • Basic theory of Tuina therapy
  • Commonly used manipulation techniques
  • Revision of acupuncture theory and important acupoints (where applicable)
  • Tuina treatment for some commonly encountered clinical conditions
  • Prevention of potential adverse effects of Tuina
  • Tuina treatment for children
  • Exercises for Tuina therapists

Course Structure

The course runs twice a year during the autumn and spring terms. Teaching takes place on Sundays from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Course Fee

Course fees are £1680. Payment can be made in two installments.

For further details or to request a college prospectus please contact the office on:

Tel: 020 7272 6888 /020 8347 6677 or e-mail at: info@asante-academy.com


Tui Na Training FAQ’s

Who is eligible to join the course?

The course is suitable for qualified and trainee acupuncturists and TCM practitioners, physiotherapists, bodywork practitioners and other CAM professionals who wish to expand their skill base. Complete beginners with no relevant experience are also welcome to apply and may be considered for the course with suitable preparation.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees are £1680, including a 10% deposit of £168. You may spread the cost of your training over two instalments, payable during the first half of the course.

Where does the training take place?

All classes take place at the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine, Highgate, London.