Tuina or tui na is an oriental therapy treatment that literally means ‘pinch and pull’ (in a very nice way of course). Tuina massage originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork. It’s one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, qi gong, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Tuina is based on the theory that imbalances of qi, which is the body’s vital life force or energy, can cause blockages or imbalances that lead to symptoms including pain and illness. It involves a massage that stimulates the flow of qi promoting balance and harmony within the body is is similar to acupuncture because it targets specific acupoints.
This potent therapeutic massage system can increase the effectiveness of your treatments by:
- adding a thorough hands-on palpation-based approach to your skills set for muscular-skeletal injuries
- providing you with a deeply calming and relaxing treatment with yields powerful results
- allowing you to apply pressure and stimulation to acupuncture points
- speeding up the healing process
- allowing you to confirm your diagnosis and treatment through the use of your hands and your enhanced ability to feel the body’s qi and blood imbalances
This Level 1 course is an introduction to the practical techniques of Tuina massage only.
Who is this course for :
- Current bodyworkers or natural therapists eg. massage therapists, reiki healers, chiropractors etc. wanting to use tuina in a clinical setting
- Anyone interested in the techniques and methods used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) not wanting the commitment to a comprehensive course or degree
- Anyone with a general interest in natural therapies
- Anyone with an interest in Oriental medicine
This course forms part of our 10138NAT Advanced Diploma of Remedial Yoga Therapy and HLT52215 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies accredited courses designed to teach and treat clients in an oriental therapy clinical setting.
At the end of this course with 100% attendance, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be submitted to your association for continuing professional education/development.