The College offers a Level 7 Diploma Course in Tuina (TCM Massage Therapy). This Diploma comprises two years of full time study, providing a mix of theory and clinical training and leading to qualifying as a Tuina Practitioner/ Therapist. The course offered includes the latest World Health Organisation recommendations ensuring that the Diploma meets the highest international requirements in training students to become practitioners in this aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Tuina (TCM Massage Therapy) is a manual technique aimed at enhancing health and treating various clinical conditions. It is one of the most commonly used modalities in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is now practised worldwide. Tuina involves using bodywork (such as massage and acupressure) to stimulate the flow of vital energy throughout the body. Today, the field of treatment is wide ranging and also includes orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and general health care.
The qualification leads to employment opportunities both in New Zealand and internationally.