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Meridian Massage Approach: Hands-on classes

By Cindy Black / October 6, 2016 /

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

By Cindy Black / August 25, 2016 /

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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Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality

Meridian Massage Book Wholesale

By Cindy Black / August 11, 2016 /

Meridian Massage Wholesale Accounts! Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality, is being very well received by experienced bodyworkers, educators, and life long learners.  I wanted to let you know that you or your local bookstore can order the book wholesale. Massage Therapy instructors are recommending Meridian Massage to their students. I am so happy that…

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Fibromyalgia Relief Using Meridian Massage

Fibromyalgia Relief Using Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / July 14, 2016 /

Fibromyalgia is pain and fatigue throughout the body. Fibromyalgia is a somewhat mysterious condition to evaluate: According to the Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues…Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually…

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Acupressure Points

How to Apply Pressure to Acupressure Points

By Cindy Black / July 7, 2016 /

How do I contact acupressure points? This is a great question! How to contact, press, or massage an acupressure point is one of the most common questions people ask me. Below is my protocol for working with acupressure (also known as acupoints, points, acupuncture points). 7 Steps for contacting acupressure points: Be centered, grounded, and connected…

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Meridian Massage Book

Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality

By Cindy Black / March 3, 2016 /

Meridian Massage – the book is here! Please welcome Meridian Massage: Opening Pathways to Vitality to the world! It is fully illustrated, beautifully designed, and weighs in at two pounds with 290 pages. After five years of writing and perfecting this book, I offer you a practical and accessible introduction to the 12 meridians of Chinese medicine, 108…

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Dragon Fly

Less effort and better results with meridian massage

By Cindy Black / December 26, 2014 /

Hands-on healing is hard work! At least that was my mindset when I began my career in Massage Therapy. I used trigger point therapy, deep tissue therapy, connective tissue therapy, Shiatsu, and active isolated stretching within my practice of sports massage therapy.  My clients were feeling great…I was getting sore and tired. At one point,…

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Points for Shoulder and Neck Pain Relief

By Cindy Black / December 12, 2013 /

Add these points to any massage to help relieve neck and shoulder pain or tension. A quick review of points to relieve neck and shoulder pain:    

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Featured Meridian Massage Institute Graduate: Kari E. Hoyt

By Cindy Black / November 7, 2013 /

Meridian Massage Institute Graduate Kari E. Hoyt has always been drawn to rubbing backs and hands, particularly at family gatherings. “I can often be seen offering a family member a little TLC, whether it’s going around the table or having them sit on the floor in front of a couch,” Kari says. “I can’t keep…

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Featured Meridian Massage Institute Graduate: Carol Horton

By Cindy Black / July 2, 2013 /

After working for nearly 20 years in the banking industry, Meridian Massage Institute graduate Carol Horton realized she needed a change. “I was so unhappy where I was, even so much that my son—who was 10 at the time—told me that I had anger management issues,” Carol said. “I knew then that I needed to…

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