Swedish/Holistic Full Body Massage (May/June 2019)

with Ella Mikhael.  

CCA acts as a venue for externally-led CPD courses.

This four-day course includes health and safety, anatomy and physiology and full theory and practice necessary to start practicing massage. This is the foundation course for all massage treatments. Learn about all the massage techniques, effleurage, tapotement, friction and petrissage.

Subjects covered

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The holistic approach
  • The physiological effects of massage
  • Preparation for massage
  • Massage mediums
  • Health and safety issues
  • Aftercare advice
  • Case studies
  • Massage technique: Effleurage, tapotement, friction and petrissage
  • A full body massage routine

This course is carried out over 4 full days, with home study and case studies to complete as well as a day of practical assessment on completion, so you can be on your way to promoting full relaxation and pain relief – mentally and physically to all your patients.

Ella Mikhael has worked in the sports massage industry for the last ten years and has been teaching massage and CPD courses for trained professionals and complete beginners.

This course is suitable for

  • Complete beginners
  • Practitioner trained in other areas
  • Practitioner trained in massage who would like to revisit their safety and techniques

Dates: 25th and 26th May 2019 | 1st and 2nd June 2019

Times: 10am – 5pm (BST)

Cost: £400 to include comprehensive manuals and all materials

Bookings: For more information and to book, please contact info@massagebodyworks.co.uk

Call 07903-824150

Or scan (point your phone camera) the code:

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture


The Neijing Tu – Roadmap for the Practitioner (30 June 2019)

CCA acts as a venue for externally-led CPD courses.

The Neijing Tu is a Daoist map of the interior landscape of the body, which is on a wall at Baiyun Guan Daoist Temple in Beijing. Truly significant for practitioners of internal alchemy and medicine, it enables us to understand energetic physiology, the path of healing, transformation and enlightenment as well as deepen our relation to key points and regions of the body.

Join me on a journey to uncover the wisdom within this map and within our bodies. We will meditate, practice Qigong, bring alive the inner journey that is described and learn how to use it as a guide for healing and cultivation.

Open to all – students, practitioners, teachers.

COST:: £75 Students, £85 Practitioners

BOOKINGS:: rupertlander@gmail.com

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture

Website: www.rupertlander.strikingly.com

About Rupert:

Rupert Lander lives in the north of Scotland close to the elements that inform his practice. He has taught Chinese medicine at City College, LCTA, CICM and is currently a tutor on the Chinese Classics MSc at the Northern College in York.

Prior to studying Chinese medicine, he practiced various healing modalities including Thai Massage, healing and vibrational medicine. He has for many years hosted teachers such as Master Wu, Andrew Nugent-Head, Arnaud Versluys, Dr. Suzanne Robidoux, Ikko Sensei and Kurikindi in his journey into the heart of the medicine.

Rupert maintains a practice in Forres, Moray, where he teaches Qigong. He is particularly focused within the spiritual dimensions of the medicine and internal cultivation arts and enjoys blowing his shakuhachi flute.

Acupuncture for Common Conditions in Pregnancy (25 & 26 May 2019)

CCA acts as a venue for externally-led CPD courses.

This two day course covers the main complaints and complications that women may face during pregnancy. Western medical conditions are explained and explored in terms of TCM treatments with reference to historical sources and contemporary research.

This course is suitable for

  • Third year students and new graduates who do not yet have much experience of this area
  • More experienced practitioners who may already be offering these services but who would like to deepen their knowledge

Subjects covered include

  • A TCM Exploration of Pregnancy
  • Red Flags and Acupuncture Safety Issues
  • Morning Sickness
  • Fatigue and Exhaustion
  • Threatened and Habitual Miscarriage
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pelvic, Lower Back and Sciatic Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Anxiety and Depression in Pregnancy
  • Feelings of Suffocation and Insomnia
  • Turning A Breech
  • Pre-birth Acupuncture and Cervical Ripening
  • Induction

Learning will be consolidated with case studies and, time-permitting, practical demonstrations.


25 & 26 May 2019 (9:00am – 5:00pm)




Paul Johnson

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture

For more information and to book, please download the booking form on this page or contact pauljohnsonacupuncture@gmail.com.

Master Tung Acupuncture Day 3 & 4 (27-28 April 2019)

with Philip Weeks, Nutritional, Herbal & Oriental Medicine

On day 3 and 4 you will further deepen your understanding of this extraordinary system and learn more practical prescriptions:

Day 3:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Head injuries and brain diseases
  • Neurological pain, specifically Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Points for Digestive disorders, IBS and Colitis
  • Kidney pathology points including renal calculi and infections
  • Extra points to support those with cancer

Day 4:

  • More points that relate to heart conditions and stroke
  • Treating Shen disorders with Master Tung points
  • Points that support the nervous system
  • Knee pain and pathology and rheumatology
  • Powerful points for gynecology and uterine diseases

As usual there will be time practice the points under professional supervision from Philip and Andy

Philip Weeks has been a practitioner of natural medicine for the last 20 years.  He encountered Tung Acupuncture after his initial training at CICM.  He has PgD in Nutrition.  He is considered one of the UK’s leading expert on natural medicine and is a Master Herbalist.  He is the author of ‘Make Yourself Better’ and ‘Painful Bladder Syndrome’ published by Singing Dragon. He runs a clinic in Marylebone in central London.

Pre-requisites: You need to have been trained in Acupuncture or a current student at a institution in the UK. You need to have some basic needling skills and insurance for needling.

TIME & DATE:27 – 28 April 2019 (10:00am – 5:00pm)


  • Saturday 27th April – Early Bird – £120
  • Sunday 28th April – Early Bird – £120
  • Weekend – Early Bird – £240

BOOKINGS: Contact https://mastertung.org/acupuncture-courses

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture

Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian Medicine and Western Medicine – An Integrated Approach (4-5 May)

with Alex Brazkiewicz

The hardest part in any treatment is correct diagnosis. Channel palpation was a major part of diagnosis in the classical physician’s repertoire, where the physiology of the channels (applied channel theory) was studied alongside zang fu, yin/yang and wu xing. In addition, the beauty of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) is the wide array of modalities available to treat the patient – including Acupuncture, Tuina, Herbs, Moxibustion, Ba Guan, Gua Sha, Bleeding, Qi Gong and Tai Qi.

This 2 ­day workshop is practically based and has been designed to enable a practitioner to utilize channel palpation together with applied channel theory and to integrate them with modern western diagnostic methods and the various modalities of TEAM to increase accurate diagnosis and treatment of Channel Sinew and Musculoskeletal conditions.

The course includes class notes and an advised pre-read package (forwarded on receipt of payment) and will be limited to 12 participants to maximise the practical time and individual feedback.

Alex Brazkiewicz is an Acupuncturist and Tuina practitioner, a martial arts student & teacher and student of osteopathy. Alex has a clinic in Worcester where he operates a community-based system.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture practitioners, Tuina practitioners and final year students of either discipline. Please note that this course is limited to 12 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Bookings: For further information, click to http://www.eastwesthealthcare.info/cpd-courses


4 – 5 May 2019 (9:00am – 5:30pm)



EVENT WEBSITE: East West healthcare CPD

Venue location on Google Maps:

The City College of Acupuncture


CCA Open Day April 2019

CCA acts as a venue for externally-led CPD courses.

The City College of Acupuncture is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 27 April  from 10.30-12.00

Come along and meet senior members of staff who will talk about what it is like to train at The City College of Acupuncture. Hear their inspirational stories and get an insight in to what makes CCA a great place to study.

Our three-year acupuncture courses run across two days in college each week with additional home study.

  • Study acupuncture with us on Mondays and Tuesdays starting in September 2019