Mark initially trained with Maria Mercati, the leading exponent of Tui Na and Oriental Therapies in the West, at The Bodyharmonics Oriental Bodywork Centre in 2004. He then undertook further training with Three Treasures Health (CMA Registered) qualifying in Medical Qigong in 2009 and Acupuncture in 2012
Tui Na (pronounced twee nah ) means 'push and grasp'. It is an ancient healing art of traditional Chinese Medicine together with acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chi Kung, and is over 4000 years old. In China it is used in hospitals as a medical massage to treat most common ailments.
Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians) and is used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions.
Mark also teaches the Chinese Internal Arts Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung and practices several hours a day to maintain a high level of energy and skills.