Acupuncture & Dry Needling Courses for Massage Therapists

Breeze Academy’s medical acupuncture and dry needling courses are designed to give massage therapists the skills and confidence to practice acupuncture and dry needling with their patients as soon as they qualify.

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling course provider
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • Over 10 years teaching experience worldwide
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Courses in every major UK city
  • Triple-locked quality assurance

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Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course (Foundation Level)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide western medical acupuncture and dry needling for their clients.

Course bookings
26th - 28th Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK (FULLY BOOKED - please email to be added to waiting list)

£635.00London, E1W 3, UK

29th Apr - 1st May 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£610.00UWE, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Plymouth, UK

£610.00Plymouth, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£610.00Sheffield, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, UK

17th - 19th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£610.00Edinburgh, UK

24th - 26th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£610.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

5th - 7th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Bristol, UK

£610.00Bristol, BS1, UK

10th - 12th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£610.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

St Georges University, London (University Students Only)

£610.00St Georges University, London, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Lincoln, UK

£610.00Lincoln, LN6 9, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

West London, UK

£635.00West London, W3 6, UK

21st - 23rd Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Preston, UK

£610.00Preston, PR1 3, UK

29th Jun - 1st Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Kent, UK

£610.00European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Kent, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Belfast, UK

£610.00Belfast, BT12 5, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

£610.00Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

3rd - 5th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Manchester, UK

£610.00Manchester, UK

8th - 10th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Barnstaple, North Devon

£610.00Petroc College, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 2BQ

8th - 10th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester University (Students only)

£610.00Leicester University (Students only)

12th - 14th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham Great Barr, B43 7, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£610.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

23rd - 25th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK (For Sheffield Hallam Students)

£610.00Sheffield, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£610.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Milton Keynes, UK

£610.00Milton Keynes, MK16 0, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£610.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£610.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£610.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£635.00London, W1W 6, UK

14th - 16th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£610.00Bradford, BD1 2, UK

23rd - 25th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£610.00Glasgow, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£610.00Edinburgh, EH3, 8, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£619.00Doncaster, DN4 8, UK

9th - 11th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Brighton, UK

£619.00Brighton, BN1 2, UK

13th - 15th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Luton, UK

£619.00Luton, LU2 9, UK

18th - 20th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

20th - 22nd Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester, UK

£619.00Leicester, LE1 5, UK

25th - 27th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

2nd - 4th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Exeter, UK

£619.00Exeter, EX1 2, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Swansea, UK

£610.00Swansea, UK

9th - 11th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£619.00Liverpool, L3 4, UK

18th - 20th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

25th - 27th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Ipswich, UK

£619.00Ipswich, IP2 0, UK

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£619.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

1st - 3rd Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, NG2 3, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£619.00Bradford, BD1, 2, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

11th - 13th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

13th - 15th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

15th - 17th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£619.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£619.00Sheffield, S1 4, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bedford, UK

£619.00Bedford, MK42, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W3 6, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£619.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£619.00Glasgow, G1 4, UK

4th - 6th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Reading, UK

£619.00Reading, RG2 0, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

9th - 11th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£619.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

11th - 13th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£619.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry University, UK

£619.00Coventry University, Coventry, UK

5th - 7th Sep 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester University ( Students only)

£495.00Leicester University ( Students only)

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Advanced Skills in Acupuncture

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 100

Enhance your acupuncture and dry needling skills beyond your foundation training, by delving into advanced clinical reasoning and sophisticated needling techniques.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for head, neck and facial pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

General online refresher for those already trained in acupuncture and dry needling but looking to maintain their needling competency and advance their understanding further.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This specialist online course is a masterclass in the application of acupuncture and dry needling for the treatment of women's health conditions.

The Acupuncture Clinical Companion

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: As much as you want!

The go-to acupuncture resource for busy clinicians, looking for a quick-to-access, easy-to-follow recipe guide for almost any problem presented in your clinic.

Frequently asked questions

Learning acupuncture and dry needling as a massage therapist can offer several benefits:

  1. Enhanced Skill Set: Acquiring knowledge in acupuncture and dry needling expands a massage therapist's skill set, allowing them to offer a broader range of therapies to their clients.

  2. Pain Management: Acupuncture and dry needling are effective methods for managing pain. Massage therapists can use these techniques to complement their manual therapy, providing targeted pain relief for clients with musculoskeletal discomfort.

  3. Muscle Relaxation: These techniques can help relax tense muscles, reduce muscle spasms, and improve muscle flexibility, which can enhance the overall effectiveness of massage therapy sessions.

  4. Faster Recovery: Acupuncture and dry needling can expedite recovery, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing, which can be particularly beneficial for clients seeking post-injury or post-surgery rehabilitation.

  5. Complementary Therapy: These techniques can complement traditional massage therapy, offering clients additional options for relaxation, pain relief, and overall well-being.

  6. Stress Reduction: Acupuncture has a calming and stress-reducing effect, helping clients manage stress and anxiety during massage sessions, creating a more relaxing and enjoyable experience.

By incorporating acupuncture and dry needling into their practice, massage therapists can provide more versatile and holistic care to their clients, ultimately leading to improved client satisfaction and overall well-being.

Massage therapy and acupuncture can work harmoniously to provide a more comprehensive approach to client care. Both therapies excel in addressing pain and muscle-related issues. The integration of acupuncture into massage therapy sessions allows for targeted pain relief and relaxation, particularly for clients with musculoskeletal discomfort or chronic pain. It can help relax tense muscles, reduce muscle spasms, and improve muscle flexibility, preparing the body for a more effective massage therapy session. Furthermore, the combination promotes enhanced healing by improving blood circulation, which can be particularly valuable in post-injury or post-surgery recovery. This holistic approach emphasises the interconnectedness of the body and focuses on addressing not only physical symptoms but also emotional and psychological well-being, creating a more well-rounded client-centred care experience.

Additionally, the integration of acupuncture complements traditional massage therapy, offering clients additional options for relaxation, pain relief, and overall well-being. The calming and stress-reducing effect of acupuncture enhances the stress-relief benefits of massage therapy, contributing to a more serene and enjoyable client experience. This collaborative approach allows for more personalized care as clients' unique needs and conditions can be addressed with a customized treatment plan. Both acupuncture and massage therapy are non-invasive and drug-free therapies, providing natural and minimally discomforting options for pain management and relaxation. By combining these therapies, practitioners can create a synergistic treatment environment, addressing a wide range of musculoskeletal issues and ultimately promoting improved client outcomes and overall well-being.

It is becoming more common for massage therapists to incorporate acupuncture and dry needling into their treatment offerings. The integration of these complementary therapies is on the rise within the field of massage therapy. Many massage therapists are recognising the value of expanding their skill set to include acupuncture and dry needling, allowing them to provide a more diverse range of services to their clients, particularly for pain management, relaxation, and enhanced healing.

This increasing trend reflects the growing demand for holistic and integrative approaches to massage therapy. The combined use of acupuncture and dry needling alongside massage therapy provides a more comprehensive and effective approach to client care, ultimately leading to improved client outcomes and satisfaction. Clients seeking a more multifaceted and personalised approach to their well-being are increasingly benefiting from this collaborative and holistic approach offered by massage therapists.

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