Our Tui Na course aims to produce fully competent, professional practitioners of Tui Na Medical Massage, with the ability to treat a wide range of both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions from a Chinese Medicine perspective, otherwise treated by Osteopathy or Physiotherapy.

The areas of focus are to build a strong foundation through both theory and diagnosis, which will support the practical and therapeutic element of the course that includes application of Tui Na Medical Massage, and supportive therapies such as Cupping, Moxibustion, and heat lamp therapy.

This course is largely practical, with most emphasis placed on good technique and understanding.  The theoretical elements of the course shall be taught through a mixture of contact and correspondence, with the practical elements of the course being fully through contact in both a teaching, and clinical environment.

Course Information

Click on the tabs below to see more information about our Tui Na Diploma.  If you have any questions, or would like to apply for a place on our diploma, please click here.

Course Details

Next Start Date: March 2017

Duration: 10 days spread over 6 months

Cost: £1250.  Payable by £100 installments at each session, plus a deposit of £250.  A discount of 10% is available if paid in full or if attending more than one of our diplomas.

Location: 35 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, Manchester, SK4 4PB

Course Content

Introduction, History, and Principles of Tui Na
Diagnostics of Tui Na

Massage Techniques
Mofa (circle rubbing), Gunfa (rolling), Roufa (kneading), Anfa (pressing), Yafa (Supressing), Tuifa (pushing), Nafa (grasping), Jifa (percussing), Paifa (patting), Cuofa (palm twisting), Nianfa (finger twisting), Doufa (shaking), Tianbofa (plucking), Yizhichan (single finger pressing), Cafa (to-and-fro rubbing), Mafa (wiping), Zhenfa (vibrating)

Assisted Movement Techniques
Banfa (pulling), Bashenfa (traction), Yaofa (rowing/rotating), Assisted stretching

Jing Luo (Meridians and Collaterals)
Acupressure point location
Jing Jin (Tendon/sinew channels)

General routines: supine, prone, seated
Treatment of common clinical conditions
Treating the emotions and Shen with Tuina
Abdominal massage

Supportive Therapies
Heat Lamp Therapy



















Tui Na (pronounced Twee-Nah) is a form of medical and sports massage used largely in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or pain, much in the same way that physiotherapy, osteopathy, or chiropractic is used. Essentially, the principles of Tui Na are to allow blood and body fluids to flow through the body unobstructed, and then the body should recover from injury or disease.  This is done through a combination of massage, acupressure, joint mobilisation and manipulation, and assisted stretching.

Course Accreditation

Our courses are fully accredited by the Acupuncture Society and the British Acupuncture Federation.  This ensures that our courses meet the highest standards, and allows our graduates eligibility to apply for membership and professional registration with both the Acupuncture Society and the British Acupuncture Federation.  Our graduates will be eligible to practice immediately with full practice insurance.


Acupuncture and Tui Na Training Courses, Manchester

Please click here to find out how to apply and view our course fees.  If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.