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Baby massage courses - Paediatric Tui Na

picture of baby massage therapy being done by Maria Mercati of the Bodyharmonics CentreTui Na Baby massage courses teach you a drug free, natural treatment that will strengthen baby's immune system, stimulate brain development and relieve common childhood conditions like colic and restlessness.

If you are a mother who would like to learn the techniques to practice at home on your own baby, we would recommend you buy Maria's instructional videos

If want to become a practitioner, then you need to take Tui Na Foundation course. The Foundation course feature techniques especially for babies whose meridian systems are still developing.

Contents of this page
what is baby tui na? what are the benefits? does it treat illness?
is it different to western oil based massage? book a baby massage course

What is Baby Tui Na?

Baby Tui Na Chinese Massage or Paediatric Tui Na is a branch of traditional Chinese Medicine and was developed from Tui Na for adults over a thousand years ago.

It has been extensively practised in China for at least 700 years and experience has revealed unique ways and means of affecting the energy flow in the bodies of young children.

Babies have meridian systems that are not fully developed, yet every aspect of a baby's growth and development depends on Qi flow and its correct balance.

Tui Na Chinese massage for infants uses a whole system of points and pathways that often do not correspond with any of the adult ones. Tui Na Chinese massage for babies is powerful medicine and when performed correctly, its effects are profound.

It is during the first five years of a child's life that the most important physical, neurological and behavioural developments take place. This is the time when disturbances to the flow and diffusion of vital Qi and its balance between the organs can have the most seriously harmful and lasting effects. These include retarded brain development, weakened immune response and slow development of the musculo-skeletal system.

What are the benefits of Baby Tui Na or Paediatric Tui Na ?

Can Baby Tui Na Chinese Massage be used for treating illness?

Baby and paediatric tui na Chinese massageAll illnesses are the result of disturbance to the normal flow of Qi. Tui Na can restore this flow to treat the most common health problems of young children:

What is the difference between baby Tui Na Chinese massage and oil based Western baby massage?

How to book a baby massage course

The two areas of Baby Tui Na (healthcare and treatments) are taught as part of the regular Tui Na courses:

Tuina Foundation Diploma
Healthcare aims at teaching you a basic but essential healthcare routine using techniques that have been tried and tested for 1,000 years. The Tui Na techniques are designed to boost the function of the internal organs by balancing their intrinsic energies and thereby strengthening the immune system and promote brain development. Relevant traditional Chinese medical theory will be covered.
read about foundation course | course dates and fees | book your course here

Common childhood ailments such as Colds, Coughs, Restlessness, Colic, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Fever, Bedwetting, Asthma, Convulsions, Teething etc…are all available on 6 DVD's

Baby massage therapy videoA range of Baby Tui Na DVD's are available for mothers who wish to practice for their own babies at home.
Please visit our DVD's & Bookshop section for babies.