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Have you heard of TREM? NO? Then you have really missed something!

TREM is our Taoist Relaxation Massage training; from October 12, 2024 our TREM training will start again!

Have you heard of TREM? NO? Then you have really missed something!
Have you heard of TREM? NO? Then you have really missed something!

Time & Location

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09 Nov 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 CET

Antwerpen, Ballaarstraat 114, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

About the event

1 year course TREM (Taoist Relaxation Massage) 2024-2025


A short intensive training where you can master the Taoist Relaxation Massage step by step in the familiar environment of a fixed group (8 participants) and under experienced guidance.

We are working towards learning how to give a relaxation body massage without oil and on clothing, according to the principles of ancient Chinese massage techniques.

With these massage techniques, you can give anyone a good relaxation massage without this person having to take off clothes or wash afterwards to get rid of the massage oil. This is especially pleasant for people who have difficulty or prefer not to be massaged naked due to religious beliefs. By working in this way, it is also hygienic for both client and masseur. Due to the extra layer on the skin, pathogens from the massaged person cannot easily penetrate the skin and vice versa.

Tuina-anmo (not to be confused with Tuina) consists of the oldest massage techniques and is part of Chinese Medicine and works according to the principles of Authentic Chinese Medicine. Through mainly gentle techniques, the massage allows you to harmonize the circulation processes in the body and bring the client more into balance physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Chinese Medicine looks at the body as a whole, a small world, not unlike the big world around us. In this training we will mainly focus on learning how to bring clients to relaxation through our relaxation massage.

We use 8 basic massage techniques with some variations that you learn to combine with each other or use as a technique in itself. You will also learn specific postures and movements to perform the massage techniques with your own body weight without straining the joints. These postures are (partly) borrowed from the Taoist Chinese Martial Arts. When doing massage, it is important to use your own body well, so that the massages are easy to maintain and you do not waste energy. It is recommended to learn how to use your body weight and to obtain and maintain a healthy body through our Taijiquan training. (more info via

You will learn the fundamentals of Chinese medical theory, philosophy and specific massage theory that will give you insight into the workings of the body and the effects of Taoist Massage.

In addition to learning and practicing massage techniques, we pay a lot of attention to various exercises in preparation for and guidance of the practice of massage.

To top it all off, you will practice massage techniques on your fellow students and you will receive feedback to optimize your technique.

Those who want to go for a Chinese-English diploma after completing the course can then participate in the exams (on March 22, 2025: 1 day). Other participants in the training can receive a certificate of participation (if there is sufficient attendance).

Those who pass the exams can participate in TAM (Taoist Authentic Massage) in the following academic year to deepen their knowledge of Taoist Massage, which is the most complete version of Chinese massage. There are also masterclasses for advanced students after the TAM track.

For whom:

  • You want to learn how to massage and you want to be able to do more than just master a number of techniques, but also be able to apply the massage techniques in a targeted way.
  • You are looking for a massage training where there is a lot of individual attention for you and work in a relatively small setting with nice people.
  • You are looking for a massage training where knowledge of Chinese Medicine and massage come together.
  • Touching and being touched is maybe new or difficult for you, but because we massage on the clothing it can be more pleasant and less stressful.
  • You would like to be able to give your partner, children, friends a relaxing massage...
  • A nice way to apply Chinese Medicine in practice and to get acquainted with it in an accessible way.
  • You want to give yourself a nice present: one day for yourself every lesson, learn to receive and enjoy and relax in giving in a nice group.

No prior knowledge is required to participate in this program, everyone is welcome.

Please note: with 8 participants, the class is full. Commitment is required to work with what has been learned and to be present during the class days. Practicing and noting down observations are part of that. Regular practicing meetings with fellow students outside of classes are recommended. You may be absent for a maximum of 1 day to be eligible for a certificate or diploma (after positive exam result).

We ask you to wear comfortable clothes (cotton is best) and indoor shoes, there is a dressing room available.

Lunch: you can bring your own. Otherwise, there are several restaurants or supermarkets in the immediate vicinity. Chinese tea is always available, but you can also bring your own drinks.

Location: China Arts College, Ballaarstraat 114, 2018 Antwerp

Price: € 875,- (incl. exams) € 700,- (with certificate) 1st payment upon registration 200,-; the remaining amount must be credited to our bank account by 1 September 2024 at the latest. After consent, payment can be made in parts; the entire amount must be paid before September 1. It is possible to issue a business invoice.

Sign up via the registration form.

Lesson days:

2024 : 12 and 26 October, 9 and 23 November, 7 December

2025 : 11 and 25 January, 8 and 22 February, 22 March (exam)

Teachers: Dr. Dan Vercammen and for Catch-up lessons massage Angela Verkade

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We hope to see you at our training.

Team TaoistStudies.Org


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