Frequently Asked Questions
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I have been teaching alternative medicine for over 20 years. As a Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, I have been integrating the theory of Chinese Medicine with modern hands-on healing techniques. After years of weaving the two together, I wrote and published "Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Healing."
Healing is natural. Anyone with an interest and a dose of curiosity can learn how to access the healing potential of Qi (energy) in order to benefit themselves and others.
Meridian Massage is my way of connecting with Qi. It is my deepest pleasure to teach this work.
I collaborated with a medical illustrator to produce an Acupressure and Meridian Chart that met my standards of clarity, precision, and user ease.
This wall chart clearly shows the 108 acupressure points covered in my book, Meridian Massage Opening Pathways to Vitality.
Depending on your state and local regulations, a license may be required to practice any type of massage as a business. Click here for more details.
Of course, no license is needed to use the techniques of Meridian Massage as a self-care practice.
Big Tree Courses qualify for CEUs for Massage Therapists.
Big Tree School of Natural Healing is a certified Continuing Education Unit provider in Florida, New York, and is an approved provider for NCBTMB.
Upon successful completion of your qualifying course (either online or in-person), a transcript will be provided for documented proof.
We are an approved provider with the following professional organizations:
- FL Board of Massage Therapy
- New York Board of Massage Therapy
- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworkers
- Registered Massage Therapists in Canada can submit their CEU reporting through the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario's online profile at: www.cmto.com.
We are approved for CEU credits for the following courses:
Guide to the 12 Meridians: 12
Guide to the 5 Elements: 12
Guide to 60 Transformational Acupoints: 18
Guide to the Organ Systems: 18
Sensing Qi: 10
Massage Approach: Online Certification: 65
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From the "Sign In" page, click on "Forgot Password" A new password, along with directions, will be sent to you in the form of an email.
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Once you enroll, all of your course material and videos can be downloaded onto your device.
Along with engaging video presentations, I have created comprehensive written notes from the lectures. I encourage you to download the notes (print if you like) as they will support your learning.
All of this material means that you don't have to stress out about taking notes during the video lecture 🙂
For Online Courses: Once you have received a passing grade on your course final exam, a certificate of completion will be name and date stamped for you.
You can access your certificate at any time by logging in to your account.
Click on "My Dashboard" > Course Thumbnail > Achievements & Progress > Get Your Certificate.
Please see the screenshot below for guidance:
1. Login to your Student Account
2. From your Dashboard, open Meridian Massage Approach Online Certification- Exclusive Resources
3. From the left navigation, click on Access Mastermind Meetings.
Meridian Massage is gentle, mindful contact to acupressure points combined with self-care practices and lifestyle changes that promote harmony of body-mind-spirt. It is a form of energy medicine that utilizes the meridian system of Chinese Medicine.
This is always a challenging question to answer because the real answer is "it depends."
Bring gentle contact and movement to each point for as long as it feels "right" to you and your client. It depends on your client at that particular moment. Trust the skill you already have in contacting the body - and then modify it along the way by asking your client about their experience: "Is the contact still feeling helpful? Is it deep enough or too light? Is there too much motion or not enough?" This type of communication with your client is extremely important.
With practice, you will be able to synchronize your contact, pressure, and the amount of time with ease for each person you work with.
Here is an article that I wrote that may interest you "How to Apply Pressure to Acupressure Points"
We are committed to giving our students the best learning experience possible.
For Online Courses:
The online courses offer full access from the moment of enrollment. Therefore, we are unable to offer any course refunds.
Please keep in mind that all files can be downloaded providing lifetime access to all course materials.
For in-person events:
There is a non-refundable deposit (the amount depends on the duration of the course). If you need to cancel, a full refund (minus the non-refundable deposit) will be credited to you. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the class, there is no refund.
Registered Massage Therapists in Canada can submit their CEU reporting through the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario's online profile at: www.cmto.com.