Seated Massage

Level 4 - £185

Start: 9:45 am

End: 5:00 pm

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If you are booking this course, why not consider our Standard Tuina courseinstead so you gain skills to work on the full body?

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Cost & Duration
£185 for 1.5 days
**External examiners fee of £49 to cover examination of your 10 case studies, which are due within 3 months of course completion.

This course gives a foundation in seated massage using Tuina Medical Massage techniques which give standard techniques and concepts, qualifying you to work as a Seated Massage Practitioner. It includes health and safety theory, theory of Tuina massage, contraindications, and client handling.
This course teaches all the techniques necessary to perform an effective Chair Massage and is suitable for office massage.
You will receive a diploma by submitting 10 Case studies 3 months after course completion. These are assessed by an external examiner. If you already hold a Tuina qualification, you may submit this to us before, during or after the course in order to receive your certificate.

This course is part of the Tuina Medical Massage course, and joins the full class for the first part so you are learning authentic and effective techniques that a full Tuina Massage Practitioner uses.
Uses the most effective authentic techniques as currently used in Chinese clinics for fast injury repair, lengthening of muscles and releasing tightness.
We show you techniques currently used in Chinese hospitals as well as more traditional treatment techniques both of which are essential to efficacy and optimum results.
A highly effective manual therapy which treats joints, muscles and other connective tissue.
Includes neck, shoulders and arm massage through clothes or on bare skin.
The techniques use your body structure and larger joints and so are not as straining on the body of the therapist, therefore aiding them to work for longer hours without being physically tiring or damaging the joints.
The course lasts around 1 1/2 days and awards a Diploma on successful completion of case studies or a certificate on proof of a prior Tuina qualification.

Contraindications and Health and Safety
Introduction to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
What is Medical Massage?
How does it work?
What does it do?
Issues and applications
Techniques and methods used
Standard Protocols
Shoulder, neck and arm massage
Post treatment care
Consent forms
Patient records
Legal responsibilities
Practical demonstrations
Student practice of standard techniques and strengths
Student practice of standard protocols
Students own free practice of other treatments under supervision
Further questions and Q&A

Qualified Instructors: The course is taught by instructors who are experts in Tuina Medical Massage, and not just Seated Massage, they have years of experience in their own clinics.

Approved by selected Office Massage Companies: We have discussed our course with selected Office Massage companies and they accept our certificates as proof of training for Office Massage jobs.

Practical Hands-on Training: Tuina is a hands-on therapy, so practical training in this is crucial. The course gives plenty of time for students to see clear demonstrations and practice the seated techniques under the guidance of instructors in supervised practice sessions.

Comprehensive Content:The course covers a wide range of Tuina techniques, including various manipulation techniques used in hospitals in China but also the older techniques from the traditional family styles, so you aren’t just giving a relaxation massage, you are giving a health treatment.

Clinical Experience:Practical experience in a clinical setting is invaluable for students to apply their knowledge and skills and is assessed on live clients in clinical practice.

Certification and Continuing Education: We offer a widely accepted certification (Balens Insurance and FHT accepted) upon successful completion. The course offers a Level 4 Diploma qualification once you have submitted successful case studies, or if you already hold a certificate in shoulder massage, you may wish to request a certificate of attendance.

Supportive Learning Environment: We provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment which encourages interaction among students and provides opportunities for questions, discussions, and feedback. We also offer follow on support via one to one contact with instructors after the course, membership to our online forum and ongoing practitioner support.

The prerequisite is to have done an Anatomy and Physiology qualification before this course, there is a link to a free course below which is adequate for this purpose. Please note this is estimated to be over 15 hours so please do not do this the day before, leave yourself adequate time to fully complete and pass the course.

Tuina Seated Massage is an ideal add-on for existing therapists wishing to expand their techniques and treatments they can offer, or is a perfect introduction therapy to becoming a practitioner in the healing therapies.
You must be 18 years or older and understand spoken and written English.
You must consent to giving and receiving manual therapy and bring with you any PPE required for massage.


“There is an incredible amount of knowledge and support offered on this seated massage course; on the day itself and ongoing as a practitioner. I felt confident and knowledgable after every session. Thank you!”
Tamsin Chik, Chik’s, Redditch


Yes! You are very welcome to join us for this course, we can even suggest other courses that may interest you and give advice on other things you might want to take into consideration if you are wanting to do this therapy on the public.

Yes, Balens insurance accept our Certificates and Diplomas, however we are also accepted by many of the large insurance carriers. Please note, it is always advisable to check with you insurance provider if they will cover you for any qualification if you are unsure, as they will have their own prerequisites.

Yes we do, if you send us an email to then we can give you a quote for private individual or group training at our training centre or at your premises.

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