Tui Na - Push and Grab

10th Jan 2021 10am - 4pm

Tui Na - Push and Grab (Chinese Acupressure)

Workshop contents
1. The basic to protect from burnout and qi leaking, correct body posture to prevent lower back damage. Common painful area. Understand the body condition.

2. Method and techniques, a theory of stroke, speed, strength to achieve maximum effect with minimum time.

3. Common painful area on head, shoulders, and upper limbs with conditions such as headache, common cold, tennis/golf elbows, frozen shoulders.

Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na, push and grab 推拿) has been practiced for over two thousand years, originating in the Shang Dynasty, around 1700 B.C. This massage therapy is a form of acupressure massage and is one of the 5 main integral parts of traditional Chinese medicine and they are

  • Acupuncture with moxibustion,
  • Tui Ni, Scrapping (Gua sha), cupping
  • Herbalism
  • Nutrient
  • Tai chi (or other internal martial arts) and qigong

Tui na is a hands-on body treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles. Techniques including brush, knead, roll, press, and rub on the areas between joints, known as “eight gates”, allowing the energy flow through smoothly in the meridians and the muscles. Techniques may vary from gentle to firm depending on the recipient’s constitution.

Tui means "push" and Na means "grab or lift ." Practitioners can use a wild range of movement with any part of their bodies to perform treatment including fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulders, knees, and feet to stimulate acupuncture points along the meridian, energy or Qi pathway, or muscle group to reduce blockage and tensions both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions such as improving blood circulation, soothing anxiety, and depression and boosting immunity for conditions like headache, migraines, constipation or diarrhea, respiratory and digestion.

In Chinese medical therapy, they are classified as either "external" or "internal" treatment. Tui Na was one of the external methods, it is extremely beneficial especially for use on the elderly population and on infants.

In modern days, many Chinese hospitals include Tui Na as part of a standard treatment protocol, with specialisation for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology (facial rejuvenation), rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

Dr. Sam Ma Profile

Dr. Sam Ma BSc LicAc, has been living in England for over 40. Sam is a Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, Health Qigong and Taijiquan instructor and judge. In the past, he has been a member of the British Royal Air Force.

Sam started his martial arts journey since the age of 10 on Chinese, Japanese and Korean styles. He studies Taijiquan and Health Qigong with masters Tary Yip and Faye Yip whose father is the famous professor Li Deyn who is retired from Beijing university.

Sam has been coaching Qigong and Taijiquan competitors to become gold, silver and bronze medalists in both national and international competitions. He also frequently holds workshops and seminars on Chinese Medicine to bring awareness to self-health management.

Most of the Tai Chi and Health Qigong classes are aimed at improving health including strengthening internal organs

and opening up bodily joints to allow healthy blood flow, the agility of movement, good balancing, and calming mind.

Note:This workshop is scheduled to be on site training at our Telford Headquarters as well as virtual teaching on Zoom. however, if Pandemic situation does not improve, we may move the whole course online. The whole course will be recorded and will be available for participants to use as reference for revision or updates.


Deyin / BHQA members: £65.00
Non-members: £75.00 


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Venue: Chinese Culture Centre Unit E4, Stafford Park 15 Telford, Shropshire TF3 3BB
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