Acupressure Massage

Acupressure Massage 6 Month Diploma Course

 

Next course dates:

22 January 2017; 5 February 2017; 19 February 2017; 5 March 2017; 19 March 2017; 2 April  2017; 23 April 2017


Contact Dragomir on
dragomirl@btinternet.com or 0797 6253 682

Website : http://ccmwestlondonclinic.co.nf/

Course OutlineOutlineReturn to Top ↑

The acupressure course is based on seven Sunday sessions (9.30am to 5.30pm) spread over 6 months.

It is designed as an advanced, intensive course for massage therapists and other physical therapists that want to broaden their knowledge and further their skills. The emphasis of the course falls on the practical application of acupressure massage as treatment for variety of musculo-skeletal conditions.

The course includes a general theoretical part - the first three sessions, providing sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Acupuncture Meridian System and the points used in acupressure for common musculo-skeletal problems, as well as practical diagnosis of common pathology and therapeutic principals of TCM and acupressure. The remainder of the course covers the specific treatment for each of the different areas of the body with demonstration, explanation and individual practical work.

Theoretical examination is done by continuous assessment. For the practical examination, the students are required to carry out a full body acupressure massage in real time, demonstrating ability to diagnose, plan and execute an adequate treatment. The practical examination takes place 2 weeks after the end of the course. Those, who successfully pass are awarded a Diploma in Advanced Acupressure Massage.

Successful graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Acupressure Massage and with be entitled to use the initials Dip Ap after thier names and will be accepted as a members of the Acupuncture Society. (annual membership £75 and student and proffessional indemnity cover cover can also be arranged)

Members of the Acupuncture Society, and are entitled to use the initials MAcS Ap after their names.

The annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £50.

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Course Objectives
  1. To give usable theoretical knowledge of the Acupuncture Meridian System - the 12 main meridians and the 8 extra meridians, the action, location and practical application of their principal points.
  2. To put in practical context Anatomy and Physiology knowledge for the needs of acupressure treatment. Musculo-skeletal and nervous systems - organisation and function on body level. Posture, gravity and weight bearing - the forces, which determine the way the body is designed and the way it functions.
  3. To understand the pathology of injury, the real meaning of pain and the different types of pain - blood and energy stagnation type; damp, cold, heat or wind type; deficiency of energy type.
  4. To develop the ability to diagnose:
    • by interrogation - asking the relevant questions
    • by observation - body shape, posture, movements
    • by palpation - the muscles and bones of the affected areas as well as the related points and meridians
  5. To master the practical application of acupressure for the most common musculo-skeletal problems - neck, upper and lower back; shoulder, elbow and wrist; groin, knee and ankle problems. To become a confident and proficient practitioner through correct diagnosis, proper selection and location of points and efficient stimulation using finger pressure. To develop a real understanding of the concept of "arrival of Qi" and the achievement of sufficient therapeutic stimulation.

Course ModulesCourse ModulesReturn to Top ↑

I - III: - Theoretical lectures
- Introduction to acupressure massage
- demonstration of a full body acupressure massage with explanation

IV: Morning
Back of leg
- 30 minutes theory: anatomy, function and  meridians/points of the area;
common  problems and treatment
- 45 minutes demonstration with explanation
- 120 minutes practical work in pairs
- 10 minutes discussion - questions & comments

Afternoon
Lower back and hip
- 30 minutes theory - anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area;
common problems and treatment
- 45 minutes demonstration with explanation
- 120 minutes practical work in pairs
- 10 minutes discussion - questions & comments

V: Morning   
Upper back and neck
- 30 minutes theory - anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area;
common problems and treatment
- 45 minutes demonstration with explanation
- 120 minutes practical work in pairs
- 10 minutes discussion - questions & comments

Afternoon   
Revision practical work - the back of the body
- 20 minutes revision on the covered theory
- 180 minutes practical work in pairs
- 10 minutes discussion - questions & comments

VI: Morning
Upper extremities: shoulder, elbow and wrist
- 90 minutes theory - anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area;
common problems and treatment
- 120 minutes practical work in pairs
- 10 minutes discussion - questions & comments

Afternoon   
Lower extremities: knee, ankle, groin and shins
- 20 minutes theory - anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area;
common problems and treatment
- 60 minutes demonstration with explanation
- 90 minutes practical work in pairs
- 10 minutes discussion - questions & comments

VII: Morning and afternoon
Revision practical work - the whole body

Course AdmissionAdmission RequirementsReturn to Top ↑

The course is designed as an advanced, intensive course for massage therapists and other physical therapists. The applicants must have completed at least an ITEC level (or equivalent) previous course in massage. Adequate Anatomy & Physiology knowledge is essential.

PLEASE READ OUR TREATMENT SAFETY CHECK LIST BELOW BEFORE ATTENDING CCM COURSES:

The list below is a student safety guide used prior undertaking a CCM course. We aim to protect the health and safety of students in training and also those they practise on during and after the course.

If you suffer from any of the conditions listed below or other conditions which have not been included that you feel are relevant, please inform us prior to class treatments so that we can assess you suitability for such treatment.

Where there is any doubt please consult your GP.

- A recent operation
- An untreated medical condition
- Severe Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, heart / circulatory desease, thrombosis)
- Diabetes
- Endocrine disorders
- Epilepsy
- Drug addiction or recent use of cocktails of recreational and prescribed drugs and or exessive alcohol consumption
- Medication
- Pregnancy (or post natal)
- Severe skin disorders
- Severe mental illness
- Spinal injuries
- Prone to fainting
- If you suffer from infectious deseases like hepatitis b or HIV

You must also have eaten about 2 hours prior to treatment (please inform tutor if you haven't

- If there anything else we should know about your health, please let the tutor know.
- The same proceeding is required prior to treating your clients or during assignments

Course FeeFeeReturn to Top ↑

The cost of the course is 550.00.
It includes:

    1.     Seven 7-hour sessions
    2.     Copies of the theoretical lectures
    3.     Acupressure textbook
    4.     Exam fees and Diploma
    5.     Membership certificate to the Acupuncture Society
            (upon paying the annual membership fee)

After successfully completing your course there is a £30 certification charge

http://www.ccmlondon.com/ccm_certificate.php

(Please note that course fees are non-refundable)

Fees are directly payable by cheques made out to your course tutor's accounts (please check with them for their bank details)

CCM cannot accept payment on behalf of any individual tutor or for the courses which they run

Course TutorTutorReturn to Top ↑

Dragomir Lubomirov FAcS MPCHM

Vice Principal of the College of Chinese Medicine

Chair of the CCM Academic board About Me #01

Email: dragomirl@btinternet.com
Tel. +44 7976 253682

Dragomir is a fully trained and insured practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and acupressure massage, which he has practiced successfully since 1997. He has a Masters Degree in Clinical Neuroscience. He is a Fellow of the Acupuncture Society, one of the main professional organisations representing TCM and acupuncture practitioners in the UK. The Acupuncture Society is an active member of the Acupuncture Stakeholder Working Group set by the DoH to map the future of the acupuncture profession in the UK.

Dragomir is the Vice-Principal of CCM London since 2003 and a senior lecturer at the College. Based on his sports, martial arts, massage and acupuncture experience, he developed and has been teaching the Advanced Acupressure Massage Course at the College since 2000 both in the UK and abroad. At the College he teaches the Auricular Acupuncture for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and stress management, Acupuncture Meridian stretch, TCM Orthopaedic diagnosis and Orthopaedic and TCM Musculo-skeletal medicine Acupuncture courses.

His professional interests are:
- neural and anatomical correlates of the acupuncture meridian system
- multi-layered interconnectivity of the neuro-axis and especially the spinal inter-segmental connectivity
- stimulation-based approaches to body regulation and healing
- traditional and modern technological methods of stimulation of acupuncture points
- exercise as treatment for musculo-skeletal, mental/emotional and general health problems as well as health enhancement, learning and personal development

For more information about this course please contact Dragomir Lubomirov: Tel. 07976253682 or email: dragomirl@btinternet.com

Application FormApplication FormReturn to Top ↑

Please submit this form and the course tutor will respond to your email to inform you of whether you have been accepted. If you have any queries about this course please contact
Dragomir on 07976253682 or email: dragomirl@btinternet.com


Acupuncture SocietyAcupuncture Society membershipReturn to Top ↑

Successful graduates from this course can apply for membership of the Acupuncture Society are entitled to use the abbreviations MAcS Ap after their names the society can also arrange professional indemnity insurance at a very competitive members preferential rate

all members must be insured and log 15 hours of CPD per year (8 hours courses/seminars/workshops and 7 hours home study/research)

Acupuncture Society Application Form

if they join the Society and adhere to its code of ethics rules and regulations and supply copies of their insurance.

Acupuncture Society members are exempted from Local Authority Licensing in many areas including Greater London please check with your local authority.

The annual membership to the Acupuncture Society is £50

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