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In-person Continuing Education Classes 

With the right tools, you can be more than a massage therapist.

You can be an integrative health care practitioner,

​weaving the East with West to create deeper 

and more lasting healing in your work with clients.

All of our CE Classes are approved by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Open Pathways' Flagship Program:

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Offered both online and in-person in Bellingham, Washington,

this comprehensive CE program includes: 

  • Potent Points for Common Complaints
  • Chinese Meridian Acupressure
  • Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Five Elements
  • Meridian Massage Therapy 
  • Balancing the Nervous System with Acupressure and Essential Oils

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Acupressure's Potent Points for 

Common Complaints 1 & 2

In this 15-hour basic Acupressure course, learn Potent points and Acupressure sequences for common complaints. You will learn point locations and functions to address health concerns most often expressed by your clients: shoulder-neck tension, low backaches, sciatica, headaches, insomnia, stress, anxiety and weak immunity. Discover the power of Jin Shin Acupressure, a modaltiy that is gentle on your body, but offers profound for your clients. 

15 NCBTMB approved CE hours.


When: September 24 & 25, 2022, 9:00 to 5:30 PST

Where: Bellingham, Washington

Cost: $330 (payment plan option of 2 monthly payments after $85 deposit is paid). 

Early Bird Discount of 10% off if registered before September 3, 2022.

​Chinese Meridian Acupressure

This 24-hour course will give you the basic building blocks needed to integrate Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy. You will learn Meridian pathways, functions and potent points along each Meridian, including Entry, Exit, Source, Alarm and Lo Points. You will discover signs of imbalance and an Acupressure sequence for restoring vitality to each Meridian. Included in the course materials are clear point illustrations, instructions for points' locations, and how to use these points to restore physical, emotional and spiritual balance. This course provides a foundation for your continued learning in Chinese Medicine and is a suggested pre-requisite for Meridian Massage Therapy. 24 NCBTMB approved CE hours. 


When: October 29 & 30 and November 19 & 20, 2022, 10:00 to 5:00

Where: Bellingham, Washington

Cost: $495 (payment plan option of 3 monthly payments after $85 deposit is paid). 

Early Bird Discount of 10% off if registered before October 8, 2022.

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Meridian Massage Therapy

This diverse collection of massage techniques from China and Japan will move stagnant Chi and restore free and abundant energy flow in the Meridians. Meridian Massage incorporates finger pressure massage from Shiatsu with a variety of Chinese massage techniques from T'ui Na, and includes joint mobilization and stretches to ensure that Chi can move freely through the "gateways" (joints) to the extremities. This massage modality relies on some knowledge of the Meridians and potent Acupoints. Recommended prerequiste: Chinese Meridian Acupressure class. Offers 20 NCBTM CE hours.


When: December 10, 11 &12, 2022, 9:00 to 5:00

Where: Bellingham, WA

Cost: $420 (payment plan option of 3 monthly payments after $85 deposit is paid). 

Early Bird Discount of 10% off if registered before November 26, 2022.

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Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance 

the Chinese Five Elements

This class is a deep dive into Five Element Theory, exploring not only the physical, but also mental, emotional spiritual aspects of each Element. After learning the signs and symptoms of imbalance, you will learn practical skills using Acupressure and essential oils to restore balance to each Element. This class opens the doorway to Aroma Acutouch Therapy, matching the energetics and functions of essential oils to specific Acupressure points for more synergistic healing. You will have the opportunity to practice Aroma Acutouch sequences to harmonize each Element. 22 CE hours.


When: January 21 & 22 , 2023, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, PST AND February 25 & 26, 2023, 10:00 to 4:30 pm (both weekends required)

Where: Bellingham, Washington

Cost: $460 (payment plan option of 3 monthly payments after $85 deposit is paid). 

Early Bird Discount of 10% off if registered before January 7, 2023.

Balancing the Nervous System with 

Acupressure & Essential Oils 

This course, developed specifically for massage therapists, is an exploration of the nervous system from the Chinese perspective. A tense nervous system would be Constrained Chi, and may manifest as shoulder-neck tension, headaches, insomnia, digestive tension, or menstrual tension. A weak nervous system, on the other hand, would be Deficient Chi, and shows up as fatigue, low immunity, poor concentration, weak digestion or scanty periods. In this class, you will learn specific Aroma Acutouch sequences to address each of these imbalances. Perfect for the massage world!

15 NCBTMB approved CE hours. 


When: March 25 &26, 2023, 9:00 to 5:30 PST

Where: Bellingham, Washington

Cost: $330 (payment plan option of 2 monthly payments after $85 deposit is paid).

Early Bird Discount of 10% off if registered before April 1, 2023.

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Energetics of Essential Oils

This course is an introduction to the energetics of essential oils, taught from the perspective of Chinese Medicine. In it, you will learn basic principles of Chinese Medicine, and the energetics and functions of at least 20 essential oils useful in massage oil blends. You will, additionally, learn an intake process to guide the creation of a customized massage oil blend to address the individual needs of your client. Lastly, you will discover an Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequence, using essential oils on Acupressure points, to address Chi Constraint (tension) in the body. 5 NCBTMB approved CE hours.


When: April 16, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Where: 3 Oms Yoga located at

1319 Cornwall Ave. Ste. 200, Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: $100

Early Bird Discount of 10% off if registered before July 24, 2022.

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