Acupressure & Meridian Massage

Acupressure and Meridian Massage Techniques for Health Professionals (video lecture)

See below for continuing education approval

Course Description:

This course was originally an in-person workshop but has been converted to a series of online video lectures to provide greater accessibility. It is designed to provide Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other health professionals with pressure techniques that can be applied to points and along TCM meridians to enhance treatment. Participants will learn useful acupressure points and meridians to reduce pain, manage stress and promote muscle relaxation. The course will provide you with an understanding of how some of the pressure points, concepts, and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine can be applied to massage while staying within your scope of practice. You will learn new skills to treat your most challenging cases. The course is structured as a series of short video lectures. The entire course takes about three hours to complete and can be done all at once or over several days.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acupressure points to relieve muscle tension, acute pain and stress
  • Location of acupressure points
  • Relevant meridians to relieve musculo-skeletal tension/pain
  • Location of meridians
  • Moving pressure techniques (massage along meridian)
  • Static pressure techniques (acupressure)NCBTMB approved provider

Certificate of Completion provided

Course Format:

Video lecture (theoretical with some practical applications/demonstrations)

Continuing Education Approval:

This seminar has been formally approved for continuing education credits by the associations listed below. It is currently pending approval from several other associations as well. The list will be updated accordingly.

  • 1 PD Cycle 11 continuing education credit with College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC)
  • 1.5 secondary credits (complementary category) with Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA)
  • 1.5 primary CEU’s with Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS)
  • 1.5 category A credits with College of Massage Therapists on New Brunswick (CMTNB)
  • 1.5 category A credits with New Brunswick Massotherapy Association (NBMA)
  • 3 primary credits with Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS)
  • 3 primary credits with Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAB)
  • 5 CCP credits with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association (NHPC)
  • 3 continuing education credits with Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA)
  • 1.5 category A CEU’s with College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL)
  • 5 primary CE credits with Massage Therapists’ and Wholistic Practitioners Association of the
    Maritimes (MTWPAM)
  • 3 CEU with National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) provider # 393

NOTE: Many professional associations do not have a list of approved courses but leave it up to the member to choose which courses they take to meet their continuing education requirements. If you are unsure of course eligibility and require further clarification, please contact your professional association. You can also contact us if you need additional information on the seminar, instructor, content etc.

Course Instructors:

Jeffrey Chand RAc., (Dipl. TCM) graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been in practice as a Registered Acupuncturist for thirteen years. Post graduation, he furthered his education and training through practical experience at a hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. He is founding director of Coastal Integrated Medicine, a wellness clinic in Victoria BC, and is a licensed member in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA).

Kristina Hanson BHSc, RAc., (Dipl. TCM) has been practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 10 years. She has an interest in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, evidence-based research and the future of health care systems around the world. She is a licensed member in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA).

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