Move Qi, relieve pain

Relieving pain can be that simple. Qi (energy) is the basis of the physical structures of the body. When the Qi is plentiful and flowing, we experience ease of movement. Abundant and flowing Qi manifests as supple and toned muscles and flexible joints. Qi flows through pathways called meridians. Because Qi is energy, it is…

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hands-on massage

Guiding and Yielding – the Art of Meridian Massage

Responding is the key Chinese medical theory is the science of Meridian Massage. But how do we actually “do Meridian Massage?” That is the art, and it will be unique to every practitioner. Guiding and Yielding This simple principle has become the basis of all that I do within my self-care practices, and my work…

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Energy of the hands and feet.

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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Healing at sunrise

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, an 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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What I Love About 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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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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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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Hello from Cindy Black, Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing

Meridian Massage Approach: Hands-on classes

Meridian Massage Classes! Hands-on Meridian Massage classes are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the wonders of Qi. My in-person classes take what you have been studying online even further and deeper. Meridian Massage Workshop Immersion – Meridian Massage Approach: Hands-on Level 1 Once you have completed the 2 online course prerequisites, you are ready…

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Neck Pain

How to Relieve Neck Pain using Meridian Massage

Neck pain acupoints There are many causes of neck pain. Fortunately, there are some great acupoints that you can try using to relieve the pain. Below are my “go to acupressure points” that I use for relieving neck pain. Gallbladder 20 Gallbladder 21* Bladder 10 Bladder 31, 32, 33, 34*     Meridian Massage approach…

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