14-Day Certificate Course in Tuina Massage

This is a unique tuina massage training course entirely based on Chinese medical theory. Suitable for qualified or /and student acupuncturists and herbalists, however, 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. It uses finger pressure, stretching and leverage to stimulate the channels and acupuncture points.

Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, Tuina is an effective treatment for musculo-skeletal problems. It is used to treat lower-back pain, frozen shoulder, slipped discs as well as fractures. Tuina can also be effective for many other conditions, for example digestive problems and insomnia.

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

Professional Certificated Tuina Massage Training

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

The tuina massage 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.

Tuina Massage Training Syllabus

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

Teaching for this course is on a one to one basis, however, it is also possible to organise group bookings for 3 or more people. For group bookings, we are able to offer a discounted rate on course fees. Please contact the clinic directly for more information. This course is run throughout the year. Start dates are flexible and can be arranged between the student(s) and teaching doctor(s).


On successful completion of the course and examination, you will be awarded the Asante Certificate in Chinese Tuina Massage.

Accreditation, Professional Body Membership & Insurance

This course is fully accredited by the Acupuncture Society. Upon enrolling on this course, all students are required to register with the Acupuncture Society as a student member. There is no charge for this. All students will be required to obtain Student Insurance from either Holistic Insurance Services or Balens.

Upon successful completion of this course, all graduates will be able register as a full member of the Acupuncture society for a cost of £50 per year – FOR TUINA ONLY! If you are registering as a member and practicing other therapies such as acupuncture and/or herbal medicine, Full Membership is £100 per year.

Student insurance can be upgraded to full practice insurance cover upon graduation. Cost will vary depending on which insurance provider being used.

For more useful information regarding membership and insurance, please refer to our PDF guide, HERE!

Course Fee

Course fees are £1680 (£120 per day). Payment can be made in installments.


For further details 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.

Book an Appointment

Call: 020 7272 6888 / 020 8347 6677
Email: info@asante-academy.com

Book Online

Our Address: 430 Archway Road, Highgate London, N6 4JH