Meridian Massage Approach

Online Certification Program

Looking for an innovative, engaging and life-changing learning adventure? You are in the right place!
Bladder Meridian Points

Expand Your Potential

Learn a holistic approach to health and happiness

  • Hands-on Healing

    Gentle contact with acupressure points and meridians in order to relieve stress and pain. Anyone can use these methods for their personal health or professional practice.

  • Self-Care

    Stop hurting yourself while helping others. Gentle exercises that keep your energy flowing while you work. Take care of yourself so that you can take better care of others.

  • Lifestyle Adjustments

    Simple changes to harmonize with the seasons that will support your balance all year long. Small changes bring big benefit!

What you will learn:

Explore the healing potential of Qi

Based on Classical Chinese Medicine, the Meridian Massage Approach combines hands-on healing, self-care practices and lifestyle adjustments to maintain energetic balance. The program walks you through the theory of Chinese Medicine and shows you how to work with meridians, acupressure points, the 5 Elements, and the Organ Systems. You will learn how to maintain abundant and flowing Qi (energy) to relieve stress, pain, emotional imbalance, and how to promote health and vitality.

Core Curriculum

  • Meridian Theory, pathways of the 12 Meridians, characteristics and uses of each Meridian

  • Theory and practical applications of Yin and Yang

  • How to use over 60 acupressure points

  • Energetic Physiology - understanding the functions and qualities of the Organ Systems

  • How to assess and support the 4 Vital Substances: Spirit, Qi, Blood, Essence

  • 8 Extraordinary Vessels - Master Points, theory, function and uses

Additional Resources

Support for certification students:

  • Written Course Notes

    Don't like to take notes? Not sure how to organize your notes? Like to add your thoughts to the written page? No Problem! The program includes a complete set of notes perfectly organized for each segment of the course! Download the pdfs onto your device, even print them for on-going reference, review, and doodling.

  • Over 40 Videos

    Follow along, review as often as necessary. Comprehensive video instruction for locating all meridians and acupressure points. Get expert guidance so that you are able to correctly locate acupressure points on yourself and others. Also included is a guided video series of gentle exercises to balance your Qi and improve your ability to activate acupressure points.

  • Personalized Email Support

    I love great questions! Email me anytime and I will get back to you asap.

Certification Student Experiences

Jump On It!

Adeha F.

I cannot recommend this course highly enough. If you are lucky enough to be able to take it early in your career, JUMP ON IT! I came across it late in my career, but even so, it has clearly extended the time I will be able to do what I love and fed my excitement and enthusiasm about what I do. Not to mention it made me more effective! Nearly 30 years of CEU studies. This was the best by far.

Great Teacher!

Patricia K.

I would definitely recommend this course to everyone. Cindy has both knowledge, experience, and passion. You couldn't ask for a better teacher.

Such a Joy!!

Sue R.

This course has been such a joy! I really appreciate the time that went in to breaking this vast body of knowledge down into digestible chunks, presented in such a visually pleasing way with colorful slides and charts, so easy to listen to the videos any time, easy to download all the transcripts and slides.



Your tuition includes immediate access to all materials, the ability to download all course content so that you can keep it forever, access to all past and future live group discussions (Mastermind Meetings), and email support.


  • Is the whole program online?

    Yes. You have access to your program at any time of the day or night from any device.

  • Do I have to be a Massage Therapist?

    No. Anyone who wants to learn the Meridian Massage Approach is encouraged to enroll. Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists will be able to integrate the hands-on work into their current skills while everyone will benefit from lifestyle adjustments and self-care practices that are key to the Meridian Massage Approach.

  • Can I use my iPhone, Tablet, iPad, etc?

    Yes. Everything is 100% mobile friendly.

  • Can I get CEUs?

    Yes. Massage Therapists can acquire over 60 CEUs. The course is approved by NCBTMB and the Florida Boards of Massage Therapy.

  • Can I work at my own pace?

    Yes. There are no deadlines to complete the program. Once you are finished, you can always come back and review.

  • Will I get a certificate?

    Yes. Once you complete all of the courses within the program, pass all exams, and have completed all tuition payments your certificate will be available in your Student Account. You will be able to download and print it.

  • Are there exams?

    Yes. You will be fully prepared for each exam once you complete the learning sections of each course. There are no additional fees or requirements if you need to re-take an exam. Review questions are included to prepare you for exams.

  • What if I have questions?

    Email me anytime and I will get back to you as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours).

Meet Your Instructor


Cindy Black, L.Ac.,LMT

As both a Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, I have been weaving the theory of Chinese Medicine and western massage therapy into the Meridian Massage Approach.  Meridian Massage is a holistic, hands-on approach that anyone can use to support the health of themselves or others.I am the founder of the Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. I appreciate the opportunity to share the wisdom of this work with you.

What's Included:

The Certification Program combines seven courses so that you receive the most comprehensive learning experience possible:

  • Guide to Yin and Yang

  • Guide to the 12 Meridians

  • Guide to the 5 Elements

  • Guide to the Organ Systems

  • Guide to 60 Transformational Acupoints

  • Guide to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

  • Sensing Qi

  • Email support

  • 35+ Hours of Recorded Mastermind Meetings