Daoyin Tao International
Face Neck and Shoulder Massage
Welcome to the Daoyin Tao website.
My name is Julie Crossman and I am the proprietor of Daoyin
Tao, providing both treatments and training courses in this
and other therapies.
Since its conception and launch 10 years ago by the Founder;
Anna-Louise Haigh, DYT has become practised all over the
UK. Over the last few years Anna-Louise has changed direction
with her own practise. Choosing to focus on other areas including
As a result of these changes in Anna-Louise’s practise,
I have taken over the ownership of DYT. I was one of the
first graduates of DYT, and became a tutor in the early days,
travelling the length and breadth of the country with Anna-Louise,
launching, DYT. I have lectured, taught and examined since
its conception, and am very excited at the prospect of taking
DYT on in to the future.
For those who don’t know me, my name is Julie Crossman.
My background was initially in business. Up until 1992, I
was the sales and marketing manager of Ulster Television.
I then helped set up a family business in retail. Following
the birth of my third child, I started to train in the field
of complementary therapies.
Today, I have a practice in Ripon, North Yorkshire, providing
treatments in Daoyin Tao, Reflexology, The Bowen Technique,
Massage and Reiki. I also work one day a week in The Holistic
Cancer Centre at the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough
and two days a week in the Haematology department at the
same hospital. This is the biggest hospital in the country.
In addition to this I do one day a month in The Macmillan
ward at Harrogate Hospital. Within my practice I have also
done a lot of work with The MND and the Multiple Sclerosis
I am a qualified teacher and teach reflexology, Daoyin Tao
and The five elements at The Seven Wellbeing Centre, part
of the Butterwick hospice in Stockton On Tees. As you can
see, I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise on which
to draw. Courses are fun, informative and well delivered.
Any profits made from courses run at this venue, don’t
go to individuals but go to supporting the Hospice, which
is for both adults and children. The Hospice and therapy
school have an excellent name, and carry out over 5000 complementary
treatments a year. Studying with me at this location will
have a positive impact on your CV.
It is my intention to restructure the DYT course. Previously
a five-day accredited course, with both written and practical
exams, it involved a lot of theory to get through in a short
space of time. In future, the practical course will run across
3 days, 2 consecutive, followed a month later by 1 day practical
follow up, presentation of case histories and short assessment.
The course will cover the history of DYT, contra indication
and safe practice, meridians and relevant acupoints in the
contact area, plus a large amount of practical work. There
will be no written exam.
The course is a postgraduate, advanced massage course, from
which graduates will gain CPD points. Course requirements
for this remain the same. Students will require an A&P
qualification and a body therapy. This does not have to be
in massage though, reflexology, for example will suffice.
In addition to the practical course, a separate course will
be offered on The Five Elements. This will be a 2-day course.
Such restructuring will enable this hugely fascinating aspect
of the course to be covered in far greater depth than previously.
Course content will cover; link between the cycles of our
season and body moods, Qi, Meridians Yin and Yang, heaven
and earth, the three treasures, five elements extending in
to constitutional types and how these affect us within each
element, our interrelationships, character, best/worst time
of the day, behaviours, issues, organs, diagnostic tools
of colour, odour, sound, emotion, as well as body language
facial, postural gestures. The theory will be linked not
only to every day life, but also how practitioners can use
this knowledge to improve their treatments, be they DYT,
massage, reflexology, reiki and so on. This course is therefore
open to anyone who has an interest in this subject. It is
not a compulsory requirement to the DYT practical course,
though is recommended. In fact, you don’t need to be
a practitioner to apply, it is a good way to start, and spark
a new interest and way of approaching life’s problems.
There will also be 1-day refresher courses available, where
extra acupoints as well as Face Walk and additional effleurage
movements will be included. This will be informative and
lots of fun. Hopefully you will see some old friends and
make some new.
If any one has any other ideas, I will be happy to hear
them. If you are interested in further information, keep
an eye on the website, or contact me.