Meridian Massage Certification

Meridian Massage Approach: Online Certification

Meridian Massage Certification3 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, acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion. The central theory of Chinese medicine has been interpreted by many cultures over the centuries.

Meridian Massage – beginnings

I began my career in Massage Therapy in 1990. After developing a successful private practice, I co-founded the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY. I steeped myself in the art of teaching hands-on healing for 10 years.

My next endeavor was the study of Chinese medicine. During my three and half year study of acupuncture and herbology, I integrated Chinese medical theory with my massage skills. I continue to explore how to use hands-on contact with acupoints to balance the energy, referred to as Qi (“chee”).

Meridian Massage and Chinese Medicine

Symbol of Yin and Yang - TaijiThe basis of Meridian Massage is Classical Chinese medical theory. I no longer practice Acupuncture. I use my hands rather than needles. I returned to teaching a few years ago to share Meridian Massage. The techniques of Meridian Massage include gentle and mindful contact to the meridians, acupoints, and abdominal organs.

I have been teaching the theory online for four years, primarily to professional Massage Therapists and practitioners of hands-on healing. The experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Online students combine Meridian Massage training with what they already know to get better results.

Meridian Massage Online Certification – origins

Big Tree OnlineI have been creating online courses, one at a time, to teach the fundamentals of Chinese medical theory. Now, all of the pieces for an in-depth learning experience are in place. Meridian Massage Approach: Online Certification program combines these courses with regularly scheduled online meetings, a private student forum, and weekly guidance.

Now you have the opportunity to learn the foundations of Meridian Massage in a cohesive, guided, and integrated online format.

Program highlights:

  • Be a part of the group energy as you study in the comfort of your home.
  • There are guided practices to balance your energy – the best way to learn!
  • Learn 12 Meridians, 5 Elements, 60 Acupoints, and the Organ Systems – it’s a thorough foundation for hands-on healing.
  • You have lifetime access to all of the course material to review anytime!
  • The course offers Massage Therapy CEUs (62).


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Meridian Massage Online Certification

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Peggy Winkel

    Reply Reply December 8, 2016

    Hi Cindy. I plan to sign up for the program. I am looking forward to it!! See you there.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 8, 2016

      Hi Peggy,
      Wonderful! I’m so happy to share this work with you 🙂

  • Martha White

    Reply Reply December 29, 2016

    Hi Cindy;
    I’m wondering if your meridian massage certification is recognized by any organization or is applicable for any CEUs? Thanks! Martha WHite

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 29, 2016

      Hi Martha,

      Yes, the Certification is approved for Massage Therapy CEUs by NY, FL, and NCBTMB.


  • Diana

    Reply Reply December 29, 2016

    Hi Cindy!

    Thank you for bringing all your gifts to us here online. You have created such beautiful resources and materials! So grateful to have found you. “When you’re ready, the teacher will come”–definitely experiencing this having found you.
    Question: my state of Colorado does not require CEUs. Is the program cost/testing any different if I do not need to earn CEUs?
    Thank you,

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 29, 2016

      Hi Diane,
      I’m happy to meet you too 🙂

      There is no difference in the cost, content, educational experience, or testing for any of the courses. Everything has been created with intention to provide a meaningful and useful education.

      I’m here if you have any other questions.

      – Cindy

  • Wendy

    Reply Reply January 1, 2017

    Hi Cindy,
    I am very interested in the Meridian Massage Online Certification Course. I am a Qigong practitioner and am wondering if you can also give me the same credit toward Qigong through the NQA as you do for massage therapists?

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply January 2, 2017

      Hi Wendy,

      You will receive a certificate that you can present to the NQA (and any other organization) – they may accept the credits, I am not sure.

      – Cindy

  • Stacey Doos

    Reply Reply October 18, 2017

    Good Morning,

    I’m extremely interested in your online certification. Is this certification valid in the state of California?

    Thank you so much for your time,


    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 18, 2017

      Hi Stacey,

      The course is approved by NCBTMB for continuing education. Most states accept ceus that are approved by NCBTMB. These classes are meant for continuing education and personal interest.
      Thanks for writing – I hope you can join us!

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