About Maria Mercati

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Maria Mercati BA(Hons) ITEC MTI Dip Thai Massage, Dip Shiatsu Mem AcuC, Cert Tui Na (Shanghai College Traditional Medicine), Cert. Acu (Xiangshan Hospital of TCM Shanghai), Cert Acu (Weihai Hos) is an authoritative and innovative teacher, best-selling author and practitioner in the field of Tui Na Chinese and Thai Massage as well as Acupuncture. Her books Step-by-Step Tui Na and Thai Massage are definitive texts and have been translated into twelve languages. She has also produced and directed a series of DVD's (filmed by professionals) to accompany her books.

The methods Maria uses and teaches have been developed from her many periods of study in China, Indonesia and Thailand working with the leading experts in their respective fields.  She brings a wealth of practical experience to her courses, having achieved outstanding results with thousands of patients over the last twenty years.

She may be contacted via maria@bodyharmonics.co.uk; www.bodyharmonics.co.uk

Articles by Maria Mercati

  1. The Healing Benefits of Oriental Massage

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    This article is about four different types of Oriental Massage: Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thai massage and Indonesian massage. Although these are all distinct forms of therapy with their own...

  2. Chinese Medicine for the Treatment of Menopausal Problems

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    In this Expert Column, Maria Mercati looks at Chinese medicine, and in particular Tuina and Acupuncture. She tells us that Tuina is a powerful, energizing form of massage, manipulat...

  3. Chinese Healthcare

    Listed in chinese oriental medicine

    This column touches on the current state of Chinese healthcare…Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), such as Herbal Medicine and Diet, Qi gong and Tai Chi, including Acupuncture...

  4. Tuina: A complete holistic healing system from China

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    Tried and tested over 4,000 years and still regularly used by over one fifth of the worlds population, Tuina is still little known in the West. Maria, who is an established teacher ...

  5. Thai Traditional Massage

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    Touch is and always has been powerful medicine. It soothes, relaxes, comforts and heals. Massage is the means whereby touch is applied in diverse ways to achieve these effects. Thai...

Book reviews by Maria Mercati

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