Acupressure Massage

Acupressure Massage

Acupressure Massage Certification Form

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Acupressure Massage 6 Month Diploma Course

Next course dates:

2, 3 & 4 October 2021

6, 7 & 8 November 2021

4, 5 & 6 December 2021

29 & 30 January 2022

26 & 27 February 2022

26 & 27 March 2022

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

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

Course OutlineOutline

The course is based on 15 contact sessions (9.30am to 5.30pm) over six months (once a month). It is designed as an advanced, intensive course for massage therapists and other physical therapists, who 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 TCM and Acupuncture foundation module and a practical Acupressure massage module. The Theoretical module runs trough the first nine sessions (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) 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 (six sessions running Saturday and Sunday) covers the specific treatment for each of the different areas of the body with demonstration, explanation and individual practical work.

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 £50 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.

Assessment

Theoretical examination is done by continuous assessment and end of course on-line multiple-choice questions exam. 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.

Award

Successful graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Acupressure Massage and will be entitled to use the initials Dip Ap after their names. They also will be accepted as Acupressure Massage members of the Acupuncture Society (the annual membership is £50. Student and professional indemnity cover can also be arranged).

As members of the Acupuncture Society, they are entitled to use the initials MAcS Ap after their names.

Course ContentCourse Content

Course Objectives
  1. 1.To give usable theoretical knowledge of the main TCM theories and 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:
    4.1 by interrogation asking the relevant questions
    4.2 by observation body shape, posture, movements
    4.3 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 massage for the most common musculo-skeletal problems neck, upper and lower back; shoulder, elbow and wrist; groin, knee and ankle problems.

    6. To become a confident and proficient practitioner through correct diagnosis, proper selection and location of points and efficient stimulation using finger pressure.

    7. To develop a real understanding of the concept of “arrival of Qi” and the achievement of sufficient therapeutic stimulation.

     

Course ModulesCourse Structure

The course consists of a TCM and Acupuncture Theory Foundation Module (9 lecture days) and Acupressure Massage Module (6 lecture days). The TCM and Acupuncture Theory module runs once a month for the first three months on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The 6 Acupressure Massage lecture days run one weekend per month on the following three months.

The Course consists of 105 contact hours (15 Contact Lecture Days) as well as 210 home study hours.

Modules

1. TCM and Acupuncture Foundation Module Lectures I IX:
– TCM lectures (5 classes) TCM anatomy, physiology and pathology that is essential for understanding the causes, mechanisms, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of disorders

– Acupuncture theory lectures (4 classes) - correct understanding of the acupuncture meridian system and the precise location and action of commonly used acupuncture points

2. Acupressure Massage Module Lectures X XV:

X: Back of leg
Introduction to acupressure massage
Demonstration of a full body acupressure massage with explanation
Theory: anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area; common problems and treatment
Demonstration with explanation
Practical work in pairs
Final discussion questions & comments

XI: Lower back and hip
Theory: anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area; common problems and treatment
Demonstration with explanation
Practical work in pairs
Revision practical work in pairs: back of leg and lower back
Final discussion questions & comments

XII. Upper back and neck
Theory: anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area; common problems and treatment
Demonstration with explanation
Practical work in pairs
Final discussion questions & comments

XIII: Upper extremities: shoulder, elbow and wrist
Theory: anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area; common problems and treatment
Demonstration with explanation
Practical work in pairs
Revision practical work in pairs: upper back and neck
Final discussion questions & comments

XIV: Front of leg: knees, ankle, inner thigh and lower leg
Theory: anatomy, function and meridians/points of the area; common problems and treatment
Demonstration with explanation
Practical work in pairs
Revision practical work in pairs: back and front of leg, lower back
Final discussion questions & comments

XV: Revision day
All day practical work in pairs the whole body
Final discussion questions & comments

 

Course AdmissionAdmission Requirements

The course is designed as an advanced, intensive course for sports, massage and other physical therapists. The applicants must have completed at least an ITEC level 3 Anatomy & Physiology (or equivalent) previous training. Adequate knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology 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 excessive alcohol consumption
– Medication
– Pregnancy (or post natal)
– Severe skin disorders
– Severe mental illness
– Spinal injuries
– Prone to fainting
– If you suffer from infectious diseases 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 FeeFee

The course fee is £1500.00

It includes:

            1.         Fifteen 7-hour sessions

            2.         Copies of the theoretical lectures

            3.         Acupressure textbook

            4.         Exam fees

            5.         Entitled to Membership  to the Acupuncture Society
(upon paying the annual membership fee)

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

Acupressure Massage Certification Form

(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

Application FormApplication Form

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 contactDragomir on 07976253682 or email: dragomirl@btinternet.com

Acupressure Course Enrolment form LinkEnrollment ApplicationEnrol

Successful graduates from this course can apply for membership of the Acupuncture Society and 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). They need to adhere to The Societys 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. For those working outside of Greater London, please check with your local authority.

The annual Acupressure membership to the Acupuncture Society is £50.

Acupuncture Society Enrollment Form

Course TutorTutor

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 Musculoskeletal medicine Acupuncture courses.

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

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