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Featured Meridian Massage Institute Graduate: Paula Begel

By Cindy Black / June 4, 2013 /

After working for four years as a physical therapist assistant, Meridian Massage Institute graduate Paula Begel was doing a lot of hands-on work. “Patients started telling me that they were getting much better results when massage was added to their physical therapy,” Paula said. “It was then that I decided to go to school for…

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Featured Meridian Massage Institute Graduate: Lenore Anderson

By Cindy Black / May 2, 2013 /

With more than 20 years of experience as an educator and practitioner in the healing arts, Lenore Anderson is a true believer in hands-on healing. A graduate of The Massage School in Easthampton, Mass., Lenore believes that our spirit bodies strive for balance and harmony. This is why her profession has been an ongoing journey of…

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Featured Meridian Massage Institute Graduate: Janet Klock

By Cindy Black / April 2, 2013 /

In 2001, Meridian Massage Institute graduate Janet Klock was in a serious auto accident that left her with a broken patella and pelvis, and disconnected her left arm. Doctors told her that she most likely wouldn’t walk “right” again, and she wouldn’t have full use of her left arm, but that only motivated her to…

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New Perspectives – Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / March 7, 2013 /

Meridian Massage offers new perspectives on skills you already have. Shifting your awareness from muscles, tendons, bones and skin to Qi brings many benefits to you and your clients. You will find yourself creating new techniques that support your own ease and comfort while you work. Your clients will notice chronic ailments clearing up while experiencing…

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Acupressure Points for Balancing Fire and Water

By Cindy Black / February 21, 2013 /

Chinese Medicine offers western holistic medical practitioners a wonderful way to explore health and vitality. At its simplest level, Chinese Medicine is focused on balancing Yin and Yang. Acupressure is a technique often used within Meridian Massage. Yin and Yang are the two fundamental aspects of all creation: thoughts, material objects, emotions, plants, humans, business…

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Cross Fiber Friction Technique and Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / February 14, 2013 /

Cross Fiber Friction technique is a great method to support the healing of tendonitis anywhere in the body. It is used for both chronic and acute inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments with great success. Adding a little Meridian Massage to your Cross Fiber Friction treatment can make this great technique even better! In…

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Form and Formless

By Cindy Black / November 8, 2012 /

Ancient philosophy offers us the notion of the form and the formless.  Einstein gave us E=MC2, Energy equals Matter times the speed of light squared – that is about as clear as saying that form arises from the formless. Stay with me though! The form is our physical body, the formless is our energy. Western…

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3 Yin Meridians on the arms

Yin & Yang Meridians, Keep it Simple

By Cindy Black / August 7, 2012 /

12 Meridians – 6 Yin, 6 Yang There are 6 Yin meridians. Yin meridians are located on the anterior (front) and medial (inside) areas of the body. Three are 3 Yin meridians on the arms. Three are  3 Yin meridians on the legs.All of these meridians are found on the anterior (front) and medial aspects…

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Learning Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / May 15, 2011 /

Meridians and points are precisely located. In order to understand those locations, a detailed understanding of anatomy is essential. From the basis of anatomy, learn the pathways of the 12 regular meridians, the DU, REN, and the main points associated with these meridians. Then, you will have the concrete basis to go deeper. Sensing yourself from…

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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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