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Tui Na Chinese Massage Training
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Tui Na - what is it?

Tui Na is hands-on Traditional Chinese Medicine. In China it ranks equally with acupuncture, herbal medicine and Qigong. It has been tried and tested for over 4,000 years and is still regularly used by over one fifth of the World's population. It is part of the second largest medical system in the World.

Tui Na is based on the same Chinese medical theory as acupuncture

Tui Na together with its off shoot Shiatsu are the only forms of bodywork that have a complex underlying theory which is the same as that for acupuncture. Tui Na means to "push and grasp". Done correctly, Tui Na Chinese massage techniques stimulate the flow of the body's vital energies which the Chinese call Qi (pronounced "chee"). Tui Na does this by intensely stimulating combinations of acupuncture points on the meridians to both strengthen the body's energies and stimultaneously remove any blockages. This unique to Tui Na. Maria Mercati©

Authentic Tui Na is always performed through clothing, never with oil on an unclothed body.

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picture of Maria Mercati who teaches Chinese massage training courses"The uniqueness of Tui Na is in its ability to stimulate the meridians and acupuncture points with a very diverse variety of techniques.  Tui Na is not acupressure, though acupressure is one of the Tui Na therapeutic techniques."

"Tui Na, working as it does on the most fundamental energies of the body, treats all those conditions that in the West would be treated by osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy plus many others that would require drug therapy.  It excels in the treatment of chronic pain, particularly that associated with the musculo skeletal system such as neck, shoulders and back pain, sciatica, "tennis and golfer's elbow" and "frozen shoulder".  As a treatment for sports injuries it is unsurpassed.  Add to this list headaches, constipation, IBS, insomnia and many other chronic conditions."  From an Article written for "Qigong Magazine" - by Maria Mercati©

Bodyharmonics offers Tui Na Chinese massage training courses at Foundation and Masters Level.

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What people say about the courses

Alan Orr:
(Alan qualified in our Tui Na Foundation & Masters & Acupuncture courses 10 years ago and now runs a highly successful business)

A life changing experience! The skills I learnt at the Bodyharmonics Centre have allowed me to build a very successful practice in London. I could have never achieved this without the excellent teaching I received on the courses. Maria Mercati is truly an inspiration!
After now having 10 years of clinical practise since learning from Maria at the Bodyharmonics Centre, I can without doubt confirm that the standard of the courses that are offered at the Centre are second to none. Nobody as done more too bring this amazing skill to the western world.
Over the years now, more people having started teaching Tui Na courses. But none of these courses even come close to the standard of the courses taught on the Bodyharmonics syllabus. Maria has developed courses that give you the Loin’s share of skills taught in China, but with much more. She has not only taken her endless experience of Tui Na but also her passion for teaching and promoting a high understanding of the practical skills needed.
I have been teaching martial arts for many years and have travelled the world to find the right teachers in the time. You really cannot miss the opportunity study with the right teachers when you find them. Having access to the years of knowledge that Maria holds and shares is a true gift!

I have never felt so excited about learning anything until I studied with Maria. The combination of learning such a deep understanding of skill and the determination of excellence at the Bodyharmonics Centre will infuse you will the will to succeed in life.