Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any previous qualification in order to attend your Seated Acupressure (On Site) Massage Diploma?

Yes. It is important for students to already have knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) and have hands on experience of Body Massage. With this knowledge and experience, it allows us to concentrate predominantly on the practical aspects of the Seated Acupressure Diploma (SAM) including practitioner posture, individual massage techniques and the flow and quality of the massage itself. 


Can I still train with you if I have not yet completed my body massage course?

Yes, up to a point. You can complete the four classroom days, part of the theory exam and your case studies. You can only complete the practical exam once we have either a copy of your body massage qualification or, confirmation in writing from your training school that you have successfully completed the required exams.

If you are unsure if you are able to go ahead, just give us a call or email us.

Where and when do you hold your courses?

Our courses are held at Kingsmoor Clinic in Oxfordshire (OX13 5AP) in the months of March and September. Details are available in the training calendar

How long is the Seated Acupressure Diploma course?


Our diploma course involves a mixture of home study, on line group study and hands on practical classroom time, after all massage is a ‘hands on’ skill that requires ‘hands on’ training! This takes place over a three week period.


The theory and any non-practical work is covered in the individual home study, and the on line group study. The practical work is completed in a classroom situation, over two separate days.


A number of case studies are required which begin after the first practical day and which must be completed prior to the practical exam. The theory exam is split into two sections, 40% written, 60% oral.  The written exam takes place on practical day 2. The oral and practical exams are taken once case studies have been completed. On average, this takes place approximately 6 weeks after practical day 2, but must be completed within 6 months.

Are your tutors qualified to teach?

All our tutors have a nationally recognised teaching qualification, qualified with AOSM with high grades, and spent a minimum of two years as a working practitioner before being invited to train as a tutor for AOSM.

In house training takes place before becoming a fully fledged AOSM tutor., with continuous CPD. 

If you have a question that has not been answered above, please contact us directly.