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Open Pathways' Path to Integrative Health Care:

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

In-person and Online-Hybrid Programs Begin September 2021

For massage therapists

who feel called to go deeper in healing...

Our programs are 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 131 CEUs approved by the National Certification Board in Therapuetic 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.

Upcoming Program:

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

weaves together Chinese healing traditions with Western techniques 

for a truly integrative approach to health. 

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy Program Classes Include:

  • Basic Acupressure for Common Complaints: Potent points and Acupressure sequences for common complaints, such as: shoulder and neck tension, sciatica, headaches, weak immunity, insomnia, and much more. 15 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 hours.
  • T'ui Na Chinese Meridian Massage: Variety of massage techniques to balance the Meridians and open the Gateways, or joints, to encourage free and abundant Chi flow. 24 hours
  • Shiatsu Massage: Traditional Japanese finger pressure massage to balance Organ Meridian flow. 24 hours.
  • Chinese Five Element Acupressure: Physical, emotional and spiritual functions of each Element, as well as Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequences to balance each Element. 24 hours.
  • Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Nervous System: Understand nervous system imbalances from the perspective of Chinese Medicine and learn Aroma Acutouch sequences for both tense and weak conditions. 20 hours.

‚ÄčIn-person Training Track:

Classes will be held for one 3-day weekend each month

Located in Cotati, California (1 hour north of San Francisco)

Program Class Dates Fall 2021 to Winter 2022:

  • Basic Acupressure: September 11, 12 &13 
  • Meridians Acupressure: October 23, 24, & 25
  • T'ui Na Meridian Massage: November 20, 21 & 22
  • Five Elements Theory & Acupressure: December 11, 12 &13
  • Table Shiatsu: January 15, 16 & 17
  • Balancing the Nervous System with Aroma Acutouch & Herbs: February 19, 20 & 21

Program Payment plans available: 

12 payments of $220 per month 

Or 15 payments of $180 per month 

To ensure your space, pay your program deposit by clicking the button below. Instructions will follow.

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Program Registration 

Online-Hybrid Training Track

Weekly classes will be held online on Thursdays,

from 4:30 to 7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time,

with an in-person 1-week retreat

Program Class Dates for Fall 2021 to Spring 2022:

  • Basic Acupressure: Thursdays online from September 9 to October 21, 2021 (skip October 14)
  • Meridians Acupressure: Thursdays online from October 28, 2021 to January 13, 2022 (skip November 25 and December 30)
  • T'ui Na Meridian Massage and Table Shiatsu: in-person 1-week retreat in Cotati, California, Feb. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2022
  • Five Elements Theory and Acupressure: Thursdays online from January 20 to April 7, 2022 (skip February 24)
  • Balancing the Nervous System with Aroma Acutouch & Herbs: April 14 to June 2, 2022 (skip May 22)

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 Program Registration

Have questions about the program? 

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


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