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“If there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person”

Chinese proverb



with leading expert Virginia Doran

29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

London School of Osteopathy

12 Grange Road, London SE1 3BE

Offer your clients a complete treatment that benefits both appearance and overall health naturally with Virginia Doran’s highly regarded and effective Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture protocol.

An experienced teacher and practitioner of Facial Revitalisation in the US, Virginia Doran is a recognised expert and this highly popular workshop is her only visit to the UK this year.


Early booking is recommended as workshops sell out well in advance and attendance is limited to 24 participants maximum. Virginia will be accompanied by two experienced assistants to ensure ample individual attention and clinical supervision. 



This course covers both theoretical and practical components of facial acupuncture and massage,
and practitioners are taught how to specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating
underlying factors that contribute to premature aging.

You will learn advanced skills in acupuncture, facial massage and acupressure for the face, how to
assess which meridians are involved and the specific points to manipulate the movement of energy
in the body according to individual needs.

Many of these points and techniques are entirely original, not taught elsewhere, and are based on Virginia’s decades of clinical experience.

Providing facial treatments is an effective way to attract new clients, many of whom might not otherwise seek acupuncture treatment.



Create personalised treatments based on Chinese and Japanese acupuncture.

Treat conditions such as acne, dry skin, age spots, sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, double chins, as well as bags and dark circles under the eyes.

Assess the meridians that are involved in the various ways that individuals physically manifest the aging process.

Combat signs of premature aging on the face with acupressure, qigong inspired techniques and Virginia's Integrated Deep Muscle Therapy (IDMT) techniques.



Virginia Doran is a licensed acupuncturist, she qualified in 1995 and has been teaching workshops internationally for over 20 years on the subjects of massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, flower essences, Chinese and Western herbs, nutrition and supplements.


Virginia is a graduate of the Tri-State College for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture as well as their postgraduate course in Chinese Herbology, and is nationally certified (NCCAOM) in acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences in 1978, where she has since taught postgraduate courses and has been a licensed massage therapist practicing since 1979.


Virginia has been sought out by major television networks in America to demonstrate acupuncture facial Rejuvenation and has been featured in, and been a consultant to many magazines on acupuncture for facial rejuvenation and dermatological conditions.

She is currently writing two books on facial rejuvenation, one for practitioners and one for the public, and produced and released an instructional DVD on Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture in 2012.

Learn more on Virginia Doran’s website:

Take your practice to the next level!

Day 1 - Acupressure & massage certification / Intro to acupuncture protocol

29 / 11/ 19  

10.00-18.00 (7 hours)

Massage is an integral part of rejuvenating the face, and this hands-on training compliments the results of the acupuncture treatment.

  • Facial massage and acupressure techniques for the face

  • Acupuncture point location, including empirical points, and techniques practice

  • Benefits and contraindications for facial massage

  • Specific techniques for signs of aging and imbalance such as  jowl lifting techniques  and reducing furrows

Introduction to Virginia's acupuncture protocol.

Days 2 & 3 - Acupuncture certification


30 / 11/ 19  & 01 / 12/ 19

10.00-18.00 (14 hours)

This part of the course includes a practical examination and short written test that must be passed in order to receive Virginia Doran’s certification.

Day 2

  • History and philosophy of facial revitalisation acupuncture

  • Treatments, benefits, guidelines & contraindications

  • Sources for supplies

  • Point selection, protocols and needle techniques for specific conditions such as eye bags, sagging and jowls, drooping eyelids, lip area wrinkles, redness, dry skin, pallor, facial puffiness including eyelids, facial redness, dry skin, enlarged pores, acne, eyebrow sparseness, age spots, broken capillaries, scars, protruding temporal veins, cheekbone sculpting

  • Other important points for the face including distal and auricular points

  • Practical demonstration


Day 3


  • Written exam – 25 multiple choice questions

  • Practical clinical experience – participants pair up and administer treatment on each other

  • Practical assessment – participants administer treatment to volunteers (do you have a friend who would like a free treatment? Please bring them along to be your patient! Let us know if you won't be bringing anyone, and we'll arrange for you)

  • Q&A and certification

Please note certification is not guaranteed- you must pass both written and practical assessments.



Early bird

Book by 31 July 2019

Full price

Book after 31 July 2019

BAcC member discount

Save £50!!!


Early bird 


Full price

Student discount

Save £100!!!


Early bird


Full price

NB: You must be in your final year of a BAAB accredited course





Bookings are confirmed via email and full details will be provided along with a receipt for payment. If you have not received email confirmation within 48 hours, please get in contact to check we have received it.  Information about the venue location and local accommodation will be sent with confirmation.



The fee includes essential supplies, handouts and certificate. Tea and snacks will be supplied and lunch can be purchased from a range of nearby eateries. Payment must be received before confirmation can be made. Products recommended by Virginia for practicing FRA and her DVD will be available to purchase on the day, a list and prices will be sent nearer the time. 




Fees are non-refundable within 28 days prior to the commencement of the course. All refunds are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. In the event the course is cancelled by Taste of Space or Virginia Doran, as much notice as possible will be given and a full refund awarded. However we are unable to reimburse travel or any other costs.




Participants are required to give 2 treatments for certification and it is highly recommended that they receive treatment. please tell us ahead if you are not able to receive a treatment (see contraindications below). Please dress for a full body treatment. For certification participants are required to undertake a practical examination on Sunday 1 December 2019. You are invited to bring a friend / colleague to give your treatment to in pairs with another participant. Please indicate when you book if you are able to bring a patient. They will need to be at the venue between 3.30pm and 6.30pm and will be required to sign a consent form.




Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout of cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.

If you or your patient have had cosmetic procedures such as botox, cosmetic surgery, derma fillers, etc.. please contact us ahead to determine eligibility for treatment. Please tell us what specifically was done, where, and when so we can evaluate if FRA treatment is advised currently or if you will have to avoid certain areas. Contraindications about these procedures and safe guidelines will be discussed in the workshop.

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