The SCCMA is run by Paul Chislett Cert.Tui-na, Cert.Ac
I started studying Chinese massage therapy and acupressure in 1995 under the guidance of Michael Keisner, an experienced tuina practitioner and acupuncturist at the London School of Chinese Massage and Acupressure (no longer in existence). The ten month course included soft tissue massage techniques, passive stretches, acupoint locations and indications of over 50 acupoints at that time, TCM principle theories and TCM diagnostic techniques such as the tongue and pulse.
Also included in the course curriculum was a relatively in-depth study of Western anatomy and physiology. I passed both the practical and theory examinations and started to run a small home-based practice.
Having a natural affinity with TCM, I also taught myself Chinese acupuncture and Moxibustion while practicing on myself, friends, colleagues and family members. During this time I continued my study of TCM diagnosis and treatment principles and the running of my home-based practice for around nine years. During this time I treated many patients who suffered from a variety of medical and musculo-skeletal conditions.
However, I knew it was necessary to gain a formal qualification in acupuncture to allow myself to practice more freely. I subsequently completed a six month acupuncture course in 2010 with the HAC in Brighton, founded and run by Jamie Hedger, an experienced and respected acupuncturist.
I have also practiced Li (Lee) style T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Taijiquan), Chi kung (Qigong), and Feng Shou Kung Fu (Gungfu) for around twenty five years under the guidance of the brilliant Master Tony Swanson. At one time I was also a CRB checked and qualified TAO instructor for Lee style T’ai Chi, Chi Kung and Kung Fu, and although this has now lapsed, I still practice this amazing art in private.
I hold full Professional Indemnity and Medical Malpractice insurance cover with Balens for the practice and teaching of Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na), acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion.”
I have practiced Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na) on and off for over 20 years and still pride myself on keeping things as simple as possible while maintaining the basic yet fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is important to learn Western based theories, but sometimes, I think too much is often required from a Western medical point of view for the task at hand. As a result, I think we often over-complicate things unnecessarily and when we do this we often lose the essence of what we’re trying to learn or achieve.
I also feel there are far too many financial and academic obstacles in the way of many practically minded and naturally gifted therapists from achieving their full potential. I have therefore tried to keep the courses as affordable as possible and as straight forward as possible in theoretical content to allow for those who are not so academically gifted or financially secure. This does not mean that the courses I run are in any way deficient of theoretical content. Rather, it simply means that I focus more on practical ability and a decent level of theoretical understanding from my students, as I truly believe it’s far more important to have a nice way with people and a good touch with a little academic knowledge, than lots of academic knowledge with little practical ability and no sensitivity towards the patient. Of course, having both sensitivity and a good level of knowledge is even better!
I also offer a pay-as-you-go payment plan for all course fees.
If you would like to ask any questions about any of the courses I offer please call or text me 24/7 and leave a message if I’m not available. I will get back to you ASAP.
Landline – 01424 772539
Mobile – 07484 184 007