Who will teach me?

Sarah Pritchard

LicAC, MBAcC, Dip Tui Na, Clin Cert. Tui Na (Nanjing)

  • Tui Na course Co-ordinator
  • One of the first Westerners to practice Tui Na in the UK
  • Founder and Director of Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
  • Founder and Chair of the UK Register of Tui Na Chinese Massage (UKRTCM)
  • Renowned for her dynamic inspiring teacher methods

Sarah Pritchard originally trained to be an actor at RADA where she was introduced to the Alexander Technique, Qi Gong, yoga and meditation as well as the performance and communication skills that have proved invaluable for teaching.

Her Chinese Medicine studies began in 1992 with three years at The London School of Chinese Clinical Massage Therapy. This was followed by training at the Nanjing University of TCM and clinical supervision at the Nanjing 2nd Affiliated Hospital of TCM with Dr. Wang Jian Min, head of the Tui Na Department. She graduated as an acupuncturist from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Sarah is the author of the Tui Na book “Chinese Massage Manual” originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and re-published by Healing Path publications in 2010. This text was widely regarded as the definitive English language text on Tui Na Massage.

Her second book “Tui Na - A Manual Of Chinese Massage Therapy” published by Elsevier (Churchill Livingstone) in 2010 is a comprehensive handbook for the 21st century student and practitioner of Tui Na working in the West. Both books are used as essential texts on Tui Na training courses in the UK, Europe and the USA.

“I have over 12 years teaching experience. In 2001 I wrote and developed the professional Tui Na course for the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA), where I was course co-ordinator and senior lecturer until the college closed in November 2010. I have run courses, workshops and postgraduate seminars for LCTA, the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) and the Florence Tui Na Congress.

I have also been in private practice since 1994. I am the founder and Director of Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, established in May 2000, and also work from my home practice in Hackney, East London. I am the Chair and one of the founder members of the UK Register of Tui Na Chinese Massage (UKRTCM), dedicated to promoting the benefits of Tui Na and developing standards of practise in the UK.”

Julia Oji

  • BA, Dip Tui Na, Clin Cert. Tui Na (Nanjing), Lic Ac, MRTCM, MBAcC
  • Tui Na Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor
  • Tui Na and acupuncture practitioner in private practice

Julia Oji graduated with a Diploma in Tui Na from the London School of Chinese Massage Therapy in 1994, having completed her clinical training in Nanjing, China. She later went on to study acupuncture at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and was awarded a Licentiate in Acupuncture.

“Having been a teacher of various disciplines all my working life (more than 20 years), combining this passion with my love of Chinese medicine has been a wonderfully enriching experience.

In private practice I see patients, of all ages, with a broad range of clinical conditions, combining tui na and acupuncture in my treatments. However, over the past 10 years I have been particularly drawn to two phases of life: the beginning and the ending. I work a lot with women during their pregnancies, something that ties in with my role as a yoga teacher specializing in pre- and postnatal yoga. I also work with very elderly patients, conducting home and care home on-site treatment.”

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