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Open Pathways' Path to Integrative Health Care:
Online Programs Weaving Chinese Healing Traditions
with Western Massage Techniques

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For massage therapists
who feel called to go deeper in healing...

Our online 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

  • Develop work as a spiritual practice that enables you to touch your clients more profoundly

Integrating Chinese Medicine 
into Massage Therapy 

 
With tools from Chinese Medicine, you can be more than a massage therapist.  You can expand into integrative health care.
 
Our most comprehensive program, Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy, includes 5 online NCBTMB-approved classes.

For more information about individual coursesclick on the course title. 

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, menstrual cramps, insomnia, and much more. 15 NCBTMB CE hours. 
 
Chinese Meridian Acupressure: Learn the Chinese Organ Meridian locations and functions on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, as well as potent point sequences to balance the Meridians. 24 NCBTMB CE hours.
 
Balance the Chinese Five Elements: Explore the Spirit and theory of the Chinese 5 Elements. Learn  Acupressure and Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequences to balance each of the Elements. 22 NCBTMB CE hours.

Meridian Massage Therapy
: To complement and deepen all of the above, 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, and to encourage free and abundant Chi flow. 20 NCBTMB CE hours.
 
Balance the Nervous System with Aroma Acutouch Therapy: Understand nervous system imbalances from the perspective of Chinese Medicine and learn Aroma Acutouch sequences for both tense and weak conditions of Chi Constraint and Chi Deficiency. 15 hours NCBTMB CE hours.

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Payment Plan Option:

$159 per month

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy Online Program Dates:

FALL 2023 PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 with classes on Tuesdays, 9:00 - 11:30 am PST

 

Acupressure's Potent Points for Common Complaints 

  • Live Online Tuesdays, September 12 - October 24, 9:00 - 11:30 am PST

Chinese Meridians Acupressure 

  • Live Online Tuesdays October 31, 2023 to January 16, 2024, 9:00 - 11:30 am PST

Meridian Massage Therapy 

  • Live Online Tuesdays, January 23 - March 12, 2024, 9:00 - 11:30 am PST

 Balance the Chinese Five Elements 

  • Live Online Wednesdays, November 1, 2023 - January 3, 2024, 4:30 - 7:00 pm PST

  • Live Online March 19 - May 28, 2024, 9:00 - 11:30 am PST

Balancing the Nervous System with Aroma Acutouch Therapy

  • Live Online Wednesdays, January 10 - February 14, 2024, 4:30 - 7:00 pm PST

  • Live Online Tuesdays, June 4 - July 16, 2024, 9:00 - 11:30 am PST

Balance the Meridians Bundle 

Giving you the basic building blocks you need to bring tools from Chinese Medicine into your bodywork practice

 

In this online dynamic program, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Meridian pathways, functions and locations 

  • Learn potent Acupressure points and sequences to balance each Meridian

  • Discover Chinese Massage and Japanese Shiatsu techniques to regulate the Meridian system

 

Balance the Meridians Bodywork Bundle Includes 2 Core Courses:

 

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 NCBTMB CE hours.

 

Meridian Massage Therapy Complementing Chinese Meridian Acupressure, 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, and to encourage free and abundant Chi flow. 20 NCBTMB CE hours.

 

Plus this Bonus Course:

Receive for FREE this self-pace workshop: Stay Healthy with Chinese Medicine. Learn Acupressure points, essential oils and herbs and help you through cold and flu season.

Balance the Meridians Bodywork Bundle Online Program Dates:

Tuesdays, October 31, 2023 to March 12, 2024

9:00 to 11:30 am Pacific Time

 

Chinese Meridians Acupressure 

Live Online October 31, 2023 to January 16, 2024 

 

Meridian Massage Therapy

Live Online January 23 to March 12, 2024

 

This program is for YOU, as well as your clients:

  • Begin each day of class with self-care and embodiment practices

  • Discover Chinese self-massage and self-acupressure techniques that you can use for yourself and recommend to clients for home care

  • Explore Mindful Body Mechanics for your longevity in this field

 

 

 

Balance the Meridians Bodywork Bundle

Payment Plan Option:

$147 per month

Online Program Cancellation Policy

All program enrollment cancellations will incur a $150 administrative fee.  If it is past the first 14 days of the program, you are responsible for: (1) payment in full for any courses that you completed in the program, (2) payment in full for the course you are in the midst of upon cancelling, and (3) the $150 administration fee.  If you cancel your enrollment prior to the first 14 days of the program, you will be refunded funds paid minus the $150 administrative fee. 

For answers to your questions about Open Pathways' programs,

please visit the FAQ page or contact the director using the Contact Us page.

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