Tuina Medical Massage Diploma

Tuina, Acupuncture

Why should I study the Tuina Diploma at Shulan College?

Tuina or ‘Tui Na’ is a form of Chinese medical massage that branches itself out as one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine studies. Along with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong, Tuina plays a fundamental part in powering our life energy called ‘Qi’, heavily relied upon for our everyday actions, but often disrupted as a result of stress. Shulan College offers a Tuina Diploma which is a unique and engaging medical massage.

By undertaking this bespoke course at The Shulan College of Chinese Medicine you will gain experience within one of the most unique careers to pursue, with teachings from some of the the most experienced professionals in the industry. The Tuina Diploma will give you the satisfaction of improving a clients well being and quality of life, often associated with aiding musculo-skeletal problems that can restrict ones livelihood.

What is Tuina ?

Tuina is a therapeutic form of medical massage that has its roots in China where it developed over 2000 years ago. Tuinamassage therapy can be used for all ages, it uses specialised rhythm and compression techniques along different Qi energy channels on the body in order to establish free flowing Qi and bringing it back to balance.

Tuina can make use of other Chinese medicines like acupuncture to enhance the healing process, many of the massage techniques used in Tuina are similar to western style massages, but Tuina makes use of acupressure on certain points of the body where Qi is said to become blocked, this acupressure can remove the blockages and allow the energy to flow freely through the meridians (channels) thus facilitating the healing process.

How does Tuina work ?

Typical sessions of Tuina can last from 30 minutes to an hour, the time is dependent on the individuals condition. The main benefit of Tuina is that the massages can focus on certain parts of the body in order to aid with pain and inflammation. A typical session will involve different types of hand movements such as gliding, kneading, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, rolling, pressing, shaking and acupressure.

The greatest advantage of Tuina is that it has its main focus on stimulating the person mentally as well as physically, thus the person is able to avoid any chemical based treatments which aren’t natural. Tuina massage is slowly becoming a more accepted therapy that focuses on treating specific issues rather than just a general treatment.

Who can apply for the Tuina course ?

The Chinese medical massage Tuina Diploma course is aimed at anybody who wishes to become a Tuina Medical Medical Massage practitioner, and is an excellent course for those already trained in other bodywork therapies such as massage, physiotherapy, osteotherapy, acupuncture, or non bodywork therapies such as herbal medicine.

Course Syllabus

This course is aimed at anybody who wishes to learn Tuina, and become a fully qualified medical massage specialist. The course begins from scratch, with no prior knowledge needed, and will give the student the ability to practice a unique whole medical system and hopefully end up at the end with a Tuina Diploma.

*Please note that Anatomy and Physiology is a pre or co-requisite for this course.



Unit Name Date Assignments
Course Details
Introduction & History of Tuina: Principles, Benefits, Cautions, Safe Practice March 31, 2018 0
Tuina Manipulations April 14, 2018 0
Jing Luo Channel and Commonly Used Acupoints 21 April, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment 1: General massage routine 19 May, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment 2: Specific routine of the head, neck and shoulders May 26, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment 3: Specific routine of the upper limbs June 9, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment 4: Specific routine of the lower limbs June 23, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment 5: Specific routine of the abdomen July 7, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment 6: Cupping & Gua sha Therapy and Heat Lamp July 21, 2018 1
Tuina and Qi Gong 1 July 28, 2018 0
Tuina and Qi Gong 2 August 4, 2018 0
Tuina Treatment Review & Consolidate August 18, 2018 0


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