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Massage is medicine

By Cindy Black / April 7, 2016 /

Massage Therapists offer healing every day. As Massage Therapists, we have to be thoughtful when we say what we actually do. We are not supposed to say that we diagnose or treat any conditions. The current medical system states that massage therapy barely does anything at all, except maybe help a person relax a little. Medicine,…

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Aromatherapy and Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / January 16, 2013 /

Andrea Butje of Aromahead Institute and I have collaborated to create an online class, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists. As with all of our classes, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists is comprehensive, cutting edge and fun! Aromatherapy, massage therapy, and Meridian Massage are all effective forms of medicine on their own. Combining the three creates a treatment…

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Exploring your way to knowledge

By Cindy Black / June 19, 2012 /

After school, all the memorization, tests, and board exams comes the time when a person calls on us for a treatment. I remember my shaking hands as I made contact with my first “official” paying clients. I spent most of those sessions telling myself to calm down, to stop shaking, and just do what I had…

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MMI Approved by NY Board of Massage Therapy!

By Cindy Black / January 4, 2012 /

Beginning in 2012 NY Massage Therapists must complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years. Meridian Massage Institute is proud to be one of the first approved sponsors in New York! Cindy Black, L.Ac., founder of Meridian Massage Institute has been studying, practicing, and teaching Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine for 20 years. Her…

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How To Touch?

By Cindy Black / March 10, 2011 /

I am still learning the answer to the seemingly simple question of how to touch another person. Massage Therapy is practiced in an infinite number of ways by people all over the world. I always imagine that our instinct to reach out with our hands to another who is hurting, is proof that we are…

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Coming Home to Massage Therapy

By Cindy Black / November 15, 2010 /

Life is what’s happening while you’re trying to figure out your life…or something like that.     After 15 years of teaching and practicing massage therapy, I went to Acupuncture school. It’s seven years later. I have my Acupuncture license in two states and a couple Diplomates from NCCAOM (National Big Shot Organization for Acupuncture).…

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