About Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard was one of the first westerners to practice Tui na in the UK and is known as an inspiring teacher and workshop leader.She originally trained to be an actor at RADA where she was introduced to Alexander Technique, Qi Gong, yoga and meditation as well as the performance and communication skills that have proved invaluable for teaching.Her Chinese Medicine studies began in 1992. She trained at the London School of Chinese Clinical Massage Therapy, the Nanjing University of TCM and the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Sarah has been a member of the British Acupuncture Council since 2000.Sarah is the author of two Tui na books ‘Chinese Massage Manual’ originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and re-published with Singing Dragon in 2015 is the definitive introductory text on Tui na Massage currently published in English.Her second book ‘Tui na- A Manual of Chinese Massage Therapy’ published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone in 2010 and re-published by Singing dragon in 2015 is a comprehensive handbook for the 21st century student and practitioner of Tui na working in the West.Both books are used as essential texts on Tui na training courses in the UK, Europe and the USA.Sarah has 17 years of teaching experience. In 2001, she wrote and developed the professional Tui na course for the LCTA London College of Traditional Acupuncture. She was course co-ordinator and senior lecturer until the college closed in November 2010. She is currently senior lecturer and Tui na course co-ordinator at the City College of Acupuncture in London.Sarah has run courses, workshops and postgraduate seminars on Tui na and the integration of acupuncture, moxa and Tui na for the LCTA, the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM)  the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in the UK, for Total Health in Holland, the Florence Tui na Congress and the ScuolaTao Milano in Italy and for Pacific Rim College in Victoria BC.Sarah has been in private practice since 1994. She is the founder and Director of Blackheath Complementary Health Centre in London established in May 2000.