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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A few asanas (postures) of Yoga

Yin, Yang, and Yoga

Use Yoga to balance Yin and Yang. Yin is inward, slow, low, and gentle. Yang is upward, quick, high, and active. There are many ways to practice the asanas (postures) of Yoga. Hot Yoga is vigorous and active – it is more “Yang-like” in contrast to the slower pace of restorative Yoga. You can assess any…

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beautiful flowers

Colors and Organ Systems of Chinese Medicine

Every Organ is associated with a color The connection of body-mind-emotions-spirit is woven into all aspects of Classical Chinese medicine. As humans, we are understood to be fully in a relationship with Nature. Nature is full of colors; as reflections of Nature, we have colors also. Organ Systems are webs of relationships within the human…

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