Dorn Method &                                             Breuss Massage
Healing through the Spine

Become a Dorn Practitioner

The DORN Method has been described as a "folk medicine" to be shared with as many people as possible. It’s an easy to learn yet very effective practise that has been offered traditionally in Germany to everyone. Both professional and lay people greatly benefit. All you need is your hands and an open heart. A massage table is practical especially for the BREUSS Massage, but not necessary.

Who can train?

Body Professionals

Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists and other Bodywork Practitioners

The DORN Method is a valuable manual technique to add to your skills and incorporate into your practise. You can use the DORN Method to supplement other manual techniques and therapies and equip your clients with simple self-help exercises to maintain the result of your work. Or you can only offer the DORN Method and BREUSS Massage as a highly effective holistic self-healing method.

Movement Professionals

Instructors of Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Dance, Personal Trainers, Sports Coaches and PE Teachers

The DORN Method is very easy to learn and safe to apply. You will be able to help your clients or students whenever a painful condition arises (or even before). You will have a tool to relieve pain and show them how they can adjust their misaligned areas immediately. The Dorn Method can be used as a full treatment or incorporated into your session. For specific problems a 5minute hands on can already be very effective. Your students will feel better, perform better and benefit long term from an aligned structure. With the self-help exercises they will be able to maintain the effects.


The founder Dieter DORN wanted to offer the technique to everybody who is interested to help with their hands or to learn how to help themselves. It doesn’t require anatomical knowledge to learn and is absolutely safe to use. It can be used with family members, colleagues, friends, babies and children, the elderly and even pets to bring quick relieve from spinal and joint related discomfort. Chronic conditions like scoliosis can be prevented and treated. If you suffer from pains you will be able to understand your body and learn to be your own healer.

"The Dorn Method and Breuss Massage is such an effective concept blending a massage with healing on many levels. Especially the root cause, the emotional side is fascinating. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to have learned a simple effective relaxing and enjoyable modality! Thank you so much! Yours in appreciation!" - Maryam

"I so recommend this to anyone new to bodywork and would like to enter an astonishing modality in giving healling to people with back problems/aches/mobility malady...or to therapists who could expand their practise with the Dorn Method...Anna is a great Teacher! " - Isabella

Dorn Method and Breuss Massage Intensive Course

The Intensive Course consists of two days or four evenings theory and hands on learning of the DORN Method and the BREUSS Massage followed by case studies and a final one to one assessment. You will receive a Certificate of Completion after the course and a Certificate of Qualification after a successful assessment. Professionals will be promoted through DORN Method SA. Students new to the field of bodywork can be included after further practise and case studies.

The DORN Method has been spreading internationally. DORN Method SA is affiliated with DORN International and your Certificate of Qualification will be recognised around the globe.

Course outline

Introduction and history of the DORN Method, basic anatomy and physiology, somato-emotional connections, vertebrae & meridians,  check and manual alignment of all parts of the body, self-help exercises, intervertebral Breuss massage, applications, limitations and contra-indications.

Advanced Dorn Techniques

The ADVANCED Course is a one-day workshop to refine your technique and deepen your understanding of the vertebrae and their somatic and emotional connection as well as the meridian system. More neck and atlas techniques will be practised. Special techniques for babies and children as well as for animals are introduced. A special Dorn tool and cupping glas will be demonstrated. And time for exchange, sharing and questions.

Upcoming Courses 

DORN Method & BREUSS Massage Intensive Online Live Course

As traveling to South Africa is still difficult for me, I have started teaching live online. And it works, over the past few years I successfully trained several Dorn Practitioners that use this work daily. How amazing that the Dorn Method can be spread like this! 

Learn this effective manual therapy in the comfort of your home!

What will you need:

Stable internet connection

Webcam and microphone (mostly in all labtops included)

A massage table or a stable large table to lie on

A body (a person) to learn and practice on (session 2-4 for about 2 hours)

A natural oil, a small and a big towel, tissue wrapping paper white 

Cost: 3500 ZAR, preferred payment through pay pal, discounts for couples and refreshers, please enquire.


4 life online lectures and monitoring of practice via Zoom Meeting and recording

1 Question and Answer session via Zoom 

Available for questions and help via whats up

Manual, charts, teaching video and certificates via email

Please watch for upcoming courses or contact me 


Tuesday 7 Nov 6pm-9pm
Thursday 9 Nov, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday 14 Nov 6pm-9pm,
Tuesday 21 November 6pm-8pm


Extra Q&A Session: date to be confirmed

An in class practice day will be offered at my next visit to South Africa.


Dorn Advanced Course


Date to be confirmed, live online

Dorn Method & Breuss Massage live in person training in South Africa

Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm. Dates to be confirmed. Cost: 


♥ "Thank you Anna for sharing your knowledge and expertise with me. You are a wonderfully patient teacher, and the course had the right balance of theory and practical work. I feel very confident about my Dorn and Breuss knowledge, I am enjoying treating my clients and it is all thanks to you that I feel this way. I look forward to the follow up session - Lynn Angel"

♥ "People have been coming with neck and shoulder problems, lower back pain, sciatica, digestive issues/chronic constipation have resolved with clients, etc. I’ve been treating a woman with chronic hip pain and it’s been so successful that she recently went for a 4 km walk (and the first time I saw her she could not move without pain)... this was after 3 sessions" - Hayley Jordan

♥ "I have found the Dorn Method very complimentary to the method of healing I apply. I like the interaction it allows between the client and myself. It creates the space for the clients to understand their own spine and bones and ligaments, while you gentle explain and do the exercises of the Dorn method and relaxing the spine with the Breuss method of massage for an end treatment is deeply relaxing and satisfying." - Suzanne du Plessis