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Open Pathways' Path to Integrative Health Care:

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Offered Online and In-person in Bellingham, Washington

For massage therapists

who feel called to go deeper in healing...

Our program is for you if you want to:

  • Bring more powerful and effective modalities into your massage practice
  • Support clients from a whole body perspective
  • Foster body mechanics that will enable you to work in this field for decades
  • Grow your massage business and increase your income
  • Develop work as a spiritual practice that enables you to touch your clients more profoundly.
  • Earn CEUs approved by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

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

You can be an integrative health care practitioner, 

and become more effective in your work with clients.

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

weaves together Chinese healing traditions with Western techniques 

for a truly integrative approach to health. 

This comprehensive online program includes these 

five classes woven into one learning path:

Acupressure's Potent Points for Common Complaints: Potent points and Acupressure sequences for common complaints, such as: shoulder and neck tension, sciatica, headaches, weak immunity, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and much more. 15 CE hours. 

Chinese Meridian Acupressure: 12 Organ Meridian locations and functions on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, as well as potent points to balance the Meridians. 24 CE hours.

Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance Chinese Five Elements: Five Elements Theory, Acupressure, and Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequences to balance each of the Elements. 22 CE hours.

Balancing the Nervous System with Acupressure & Essential Oils  Understand nervous system imbalances from the perspective of Chinese Medicine and learn Aroma Acutouch sequences for both tense and weak conditions. 15 hours CE.

Meridian Massage Therapy: To complement and deepen the above Acupressure classes, Meridian Massage offers a variety of Eastern massage techniques from both T'ui Na and Table Shiatsu to balance the Meridians and open the Gateways, or joints, to encourage free and abundant Chi flow. 20 CE hours.


All of our our classes are approved by the National Certification Board ​in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for CE hours.

Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 Online Program Dates and Times:

Wednesdays, September 21, 2022 to July 19, 2023

9:00 - 11:30 amPacific Standard Time

  • Acupressure's Potent Points for Common Complaints LIVE ONLINE September 21 to October 26, 2022
  • Chinese Meridians Acupressure LIVE ONLINE November 2, 2022 to January 11, 2023 (skip December 28)
  •  Meridian Massage Therapy LIVE ONLINE January 18 to March 15, 2023 (skip February 15)
  • Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Chinese Five Elements LIVE ONLINE to March 22, to May 17, 2023
  • Balancing the Nervous System with Acupressure & Essential Oils LIVE ONLINE June 7 to July 19, 2023 (skip June 28)


12 payments of $159 monthly

Online Program Registration

Online program will begin again January, 2023 (ending in October, 2023)

on Tuesdays 4:30 to 7:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time

Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 In-person Program Dates and Times

in Bellingham, Washington

Classes meet one weekend per month 

  • Acupressure's Potent Points for Common Complaints In-person September 24 & 25, 2022, 9:00 to 5:30, PST
  • Chinese Meridians Acupressure In-person October 29 & 30 and November 19 & 20, 2022, 10:00 to 5:00, PST
  • Meridian Massage Therapy In-person December 10, 11 &12, 2022, 9:00 to 5:00, PST
  • Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Chinese 5 Elements In-person January 21 & 22 and February 25 & 26, 2023, 10:00 to 4:00, PST
  • Balancing the Nervous System with Acupressure & Essential Oils In-person March 25 and 26, 2023, 9:00 to 5:30, PST


9 payments of $193 monthly (after deposit)

In-person Program Registration

*Program cost covers tuition only and does not include travel or accommodation costs.

Have questions about the program? 

Please check out our FAQ page or reach out to Director and Instructor, Raizelah Bayen, on the Contact Page.


Or Contact Us with Your Questions