As an enthusiastic sports person, I have always valued the benefits of receiving massage to stay fit and recover fast from injury. In the past I have spent years Spear Fishing during the Spring to Autumn periods, and then playing underwater hockey - Octopush during the winter months. Staying fit and recovering quickly from impact injuries and muscle strains, I instinctively used massage for self-healing. I have now been practicing Chinese martial arts in the form of Tai Chi for over 20 years, and again, massage has greatly helped me on my journey. In China it is normal for the top martial artists to have an excellent knowledge of the healing arts, of which Tui Na is at the forefront. An in-depth knowledge of the Chinese meridian system and the location of the correct acupressure massage points keeps the body fully functioning, and when injury occurs, brings about speedy recovery. Tui Na massage also helps greatly in maintaining a smooth flow of Qi energy, the life force that drives and inspires my Tai Chi fitness and training routine.
Sifu Nick Taylor 5th Duan Wei - Chinese Wushu Association
During most of my working life, I have worked with my hands, and using massage to help change people's lives
and fix their bodies has been a very natural and organic development to the way that I now work.
I started my training in Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage in 2001, completing the Master Practitioner course in 2003. My interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine was aroused in 1996, when first learning Tai Chi. During the case study component of my foundation course I found that Tui Na really worked for my clients. Excited by the prospect of helping more clients with a wider range of musculoskeletal issues, I then continued my study and practice to Master Practitioner level.
Nick Taylor Tui Na Master Practitioner
Dip. Tui Na. BhTEC ITEC