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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 their work...

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

With tools from Chinese Medicine, you can be more than a massage therapist.  

You can expand into integrative health care.

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy 
 

OUR MOST COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OFFERED BOTH ONLINE AND IN PERSON!
Online: September 17, 2024 to July 15, 2025 - weekly on Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific Time 
In Person in Seattle,WA: starts January 25-26, 2025 and meets for 1 weekend per month through June 7-9, 2025


Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy weaves together these five in-depth courses
to expand your practice and deepen
 your work with clients:

Acupressure's Potent Points for Common Complaints: Discover potent Acpoints and  sequences for common complaints, such as: shoulder and neck tension, sciatica, headaches, weak immunity, stress, anxiety, menstrual cramps, insomnia, and much more. 15 online/16 in person NCBTMB approved hours.
 
Chinese Meridian Acupressure: Learn the Chinese Organ Meridian locations and functions on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, as well as Acupotent point sequences to balance each Meridian. 24 NCBTMB CE hours.

Meridian Massage Therapy: 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 online/24 in person NCBTMB CE hours (Pre-requisite Chinese Meridian Acupressure). 

Aroma Acutouch Therapy to 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 online/24 in person NCBTMB CE hours.

Chinese Acupressure to Regulate the Five Element Cycles: In this advanced Five Elements course, discover the Breeding and Control Cycles in harmonizing the Elements within. Learn the Transfer of Chi technique, to balance the relationships between the Elements and address a complex set of signs and symptoms with multiple Elements involved. 24 NCBTMB CE hours.

 

When you enroll in Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy ONLINE, you receive 3 amazing bonuses:



  • SHARPLY DISCOUNTED PRICE

Save $130 when you enroll in the program, instead of the 5 classes individually!

  • FREE BONUS COURSE

Staying Healthy with Chinese Medicine

Learn here tools and techniques, including Aroma Acutouch Therapy and Herbs

for cold and flu season.

  • FREE 30-MIN HEALTH CONSULTATION WITH RAIZELAH

Includes a Five Elements assessment and 1 FREE herbal formula.

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Payment Plans Available for both ONLINE and IN PERSON Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Balance the Nervous System
with Aroma Acutouch Therapy

This course is an exploration of the nervous system from the Chinese perspective. A tense nervous system is Constrained Chi, and manifests 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 (using Essential Oils to activate Acupoints) to address each of these imbalances. 

15 CE hours available, approved by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. $300 (payment plan options available).

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Wednesdays, June 5 to July 17, 2024

9:00 to 11:30 am Pacific Time 

(no class on June 19)

Balance the Meridians Bundle 


Fall 2024: Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific Time,
October 29, 2024 to March 11, 2025 

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 to help you through cold and flu season.

Payment Plan Option Available for $145 per month

Journey into Harmony
using the Chinese Five Elements

Fall 2024: Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:30 pm Pacific Time
September 11, 2024 to January 29, 2025

Balancing the Five Elements and their cycles  provides a

holistic approach to health and vitality.

This program gives you the tools to support your clients

in physical health,  as well as emotional-spiritual well-being.

This program provides you with the tools needed to expand into integrative health care.
 
In your Journey into Harmony, you will:
  • Learn the Spirit, virtues, and functions of the each of the Five Elements

  • Explore the role each Element plays in maintaining healthy and well-being not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually

  • Discover tools for balancing the Elements using Acupressure and Essential Oils

  • Understand the relationship between the Elements in creating health and well-being

 

This program introduces you to Chinese Acupressure techniques, including:

  • Jin Shin Acupressure, a gentle yet powerful modality

  • Aroma Acutouch Therapy combining the healing potency of essential oils with Acupoints for a synergistic effect on the bodymind

  • The Transfer of Chi techniques used specifically in balancing the breading and control cycles, or relationships, between the Elements

 

This program includes 2 Dynamic Courses: 

Ground yourself in the Theory of Chinese Five Elements. including the Spirit, virtues of functions of the Elements. Learn Acupressure and Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequences to holistically balance each Element. 22 NCBTMB CE hours.

  • The Chinese Five Elements Cycles

Deepen your understanding and uses of the Elements in your bodywork practice. Explore the relationships between the Elements along the Breeding and Control Cycles. Learn the Transfer of Chi technique to balance these relationships utilizing Acupressure and essential oils. 24 hours NCBTMB CE hours.

Plus this Bonus Course:

Receive for FREE this self-paced workshop: Stay Healthy with Chinese Medicine.

Learn Acupressure points, essential oils and herbs and help you through cold and flu season.

Journey into Harmony Payment Plan Option Available for $150 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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