Tuina – Level 1 (Live)
Tuina is a style of bodywork that originated in China and has been used for centuries. It is based on Chinese medicine theory and diagnosis. Typically it is done through a sheet or clothes. There are many well-known techniques, but as with any art that has endured, there are many different styles and approaches. Tuina can be performed quite vigorously, or very gently. As with the premise of Chinese medicine, the treatment should be geared towards both the condition as well as the constitution of the client.
In this course, participants will:
- Learn how the history of Tuina is rooted in techniques of Swedish massage, as well as their similarities and differences.
- Learn Qigong movements to promote strength and circulation in your hands.
- Learn 12 Asian bodywork techniques, several with multiple variations.
- Learn how to do traction in an effective and refined way with modifications for injuries.
- Be introduced to acupuncture channel locations
- Friday, August 30, 2019: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
- Saturday, August 31, 2019: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Sunday, September 1, 2019: 9:00am - 6:00pm
About the instructor
Eric Aufdencamp, LAc, MS
Eric received his Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico in 2001. He completed his massage therapy training at Crystal Mountain Massage Therapy School in 1997 in New Mexico. He trained in Shiatsu and tuina (Chinese massage) with major teachers in the field. For five years Eric taught tuina at Daoist Traditions College of Medical Arts. For ten years, he practiced at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic on Montford Ave. in Asheville, NC. Eric currently has a private practice in Greenville, SC where he incorporates bodywork into his treatments. He has been studying Chen style tai chi and qigong in Greenville, SC. Eric enjoys teaching the details of techniques unique to Eastern-style bodywork and seeing students ‘get’ techniques that were once a challenge.