Acupressure for
Massage Therapists

Acupressure for Massage Therapists Course

Acupressure for Massage Therapists (AMT) is a single day CPD course for level 3 (or equivalent) therapists interested in offering another treatment option for their clients.  Acupuncture is over 2000-years-old and works on the principle of activating acupuncture points which lie on meridian channels throughout the body. The acupuncture points may be activated using needles, heat, manual pressure, or electrical machines.

The AMT course focusses on body (not head or face) techniques for common musculoskeletal pain syndromes.  You will learn the precise location of over 20 of the most effective points for treating back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow pain.  The course begins with the science behind acupuncture and then introduces various point stimulation techniques.  Emphasis is placed on effective use of the therapist’s hands and body to avoid excessive joint stress while treating.  Treatment sequencing and progression is taught to clarify good overall client management.

At the end of the course, you will be competent to offer acupressure as part of your overall treatment to enhance effectiveness.  The AMT course is also a valuable introduction for those looking to study our in-depth Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling (MDN 1 & 2) 5-day level 5 programme, although you must be qualified at Level 4 to be eiligible for these courses.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed a Level 3 VTCT (or equivalent - see below) qualification in soft tissue massage, be physically able to do the work, have good communication skills and be at least 18 years old. Ideally you will have strong skills and experience in functional anatomy, palpation, joint movements and muscle actions before enrolling on this course. 


Course Fees


The fee is £198 and is payable upon application.


Loyalty & Other Discounts


Those who have attended either our full Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses in Sports Massage are eligible to a 20% Loyalty Discount. Please select this option on the booking form only if you attended either of these full courses with Sports therapy UK.


Please note you may only take advanatge of one type of discount for any course.


Course Syllabus

  • The science behind acupuncture
  • Correct use of the hands – your lifelong treatment tools
  • Body position to create graded force
  • Acupressure tools – save your hands!
  • Finding acupuncture points – palpation techniques and Chinese measurement
  • Points of the neck and shoulders (GB-20, GB-21)
  • Shoulder joint (LI-15, TE-14)
  • Upper back (BL-11 bilateral)
  • Lower back (BL-23, lumbar eyes)
  • Hip (GB-29, GB-30)
  • Knee (ST-36, ST-34, SP-9, SP-10, eyes of the knee)
  • Elbow (LI-11, LI-10)
  • Enhancing wellbeing (LI-4, LR-3 bilateral)

Ready to Enrol?

Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.




When booking, please only select the option with Loyalty Discount if you have attended either the full L3 or L4 Sports Massage courses with Sports Therapy UK.

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