Meridians, Points, and Qi – Oh My!

How to work with energy Energy is called Qi (“chee”) in Chinese medicine. Meridian Massage is based on Chinese medicine, so I also refer to Qi all of the time. I enjoy teaching people how to access Qi in order to live a healthier life infused with vitality. Below I have some of my popular blog posts…

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The Healing Potential of You

How you heal The infinite methods of human healing all rely on a human to “do the work.” Whether the healing method uses a scalpel, a herb, or hands, a unique individual is utilizing that technique. Without the trained individual, the scalpel is just a sharp knife, the herb is just another plant in the ground,…

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Intention is the #1 massage tool

Meridian Massage Tool Box

#1 Massage Tool: Intention Working hard creates tension. Tension blocks the flow of Qi (energy). If you’ve been working hard at massage, you might be feeling pain in your hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, or back. Pain in your body might lead you to reach for a massage tool. We seek something to implement that will…

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Meridian Massage

5 Things I Love About Meridian Massage

Meridian Massage gives me a deeper perspective of myself and others. Meridian Massage is based on Chinese medicine, so I am working with a system of healing that is literally thousands of years old – it has withstood the test of time! I take better care of myself personally and professionally. I experience how much…

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Qi

Flowing with Qi

The key to Qi is awareness. Qi (“chee”) is living energy that manifests as infinite forms. Qi is not obvious, yet it is present within us and around us everywhere. When Qi is abundant and flowing through us, we feel happy, healthy, vital, responsive, present, and lively. When Qi is depleted and/or stagnant, we feel…

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Meridian Massage Certification

Meridian Massage Approach: Online Certification

3 Month Online Immersion Meridian Massage combines the theory of Chinese medicine with hands-on healing. Usually, Chinese medicine is only equated with Acupuncture. However, there is a lot more to the story. Chinese medical theory was created thousands of years ago, and it is the foundation for many practices including herbology, meditation, massage, nutrition, Qi Gong, Taiji,…

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Four Vital Substances

Four Vital Substances

Chinese medicine is very different than Western medicine. These differences are highlighted when we consider the “ingredients” of a person. What is the concrete material of a human? How does the body function? What do we need in order to be healthy and alive? The answers to these questions vary from culture to culture. The Four…

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A Beautiful Nap

A Beautiful Nap

Sleep when you are tired, and eat when you are hungry. That’s great advice. It’s simple, but not so easy to practice. I have been pushing myself lately – watching myself work too much, but continuing to do it anyway. Finally, I took a little of my own advice, and went for a walk in the woods.…

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candles sharing light

What if I were a candle?

What light would I share? If the content of my Mind and Heart was the content of a flame, and I share that flame with others; what am I sharing? What am I passing along? A glimpse into the content of my repetitive thoughts and reactions is sometimes shocking. Other times, it’s an inspiring place…

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acupressure points for digestion

3 Acupressure Points for Digestion

Meridian Massage and Digestion Meridian Massage utilizes both acupressure points and massage to balance the flow of energy. Working with just three acupressure points can improve digestion. When the energy (called Qi – pronounced “chee”) is balanced and flowing, we experience health and vitality. The Meridian Massage approach integrates abdominal massage and acupressure points to support…

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