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Big Tree School of Natural Healing provides education to anyone seeking to understand the process of body-mind-spirit transformation for themselves and others. 

Ancient healers engaged with the body, mind, emotions, and spirit to create powerful pathways of healing.  We are continuing the lineage of hands-on healers who honor the timeless interplay of matter and spirit manifesting as living form.

Big Tree specializes in the Meridian Massage Approach
Meridian Massage encourages the flow of energy. 
We refer to this energy as Qi (pronounced "chee"). Abundant, balanced, and smoothly flowing Qi is the basis of happiness and health. 

We use three methods of practical support:

1. Hands-on healing -  gentle touch that activates the energetic pathways that have been used for 5,000 years in Chinese medicine.
2. Lifestyle adjustments - shifts of habit or mindset that encourage harmony of body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
3. Self--care practices - gentle movement that supports the flow and balance of energy.

You can learn Meridian Massage

"All that is required is curiosity about the world around you, and the wilderness within you."
- Cindy Black, L.Ac., founder of BTSNH

From beginning to end, you will be guided and encouraged to weave what you are learning with all that you already know.  Courses progress in a logical way that opens doors for beginners and expands the horizon for the experienced.

Levels of Training

Big Tree provides both online and in-person training. Online courses are prerequisites for in-person classes.    

Level 1
Three online courses lay the foundation for all future training.
Guide to Yin and Yang
Guide to the 12 Meridians
Guide to the 5 Elements

Level 2
Explore the physiology of energy from the Chinese Medical Perspective.

Guide to the Organ Systems

Level 3
Based on an in-depth understanding of Organs, Elements, Qi, and the meridian pathways expand the possibilities by learning more acupressure points.

Guide to 60 Transformational Acupoints

Level 4
Self-exploration is the key to continuing your practice of Meridian Massage.  Level 4 provides practices for on-going self-care and exploration of Qi at the deepest levels.

Sensing Qi
8 Extraordinary Vessels


Big Tree Learning Experiences

Online courses are open to anyone seeking to learn the Meridian Massage Approach.

In-person courses are open to those with significant professional or personal hands-on healing experience.

Level of Training:
Online Courses
 (prerequisite for In-person class)

In-Person Courses
Level 1 (Beginners)
Guide to Yin and Yang
Guide to 12 Meridians
Guide to 5 Elements
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Level 1 In-Person
The Healing Potential of Qi
Prerequisite: Level 1 Online Courses)
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Gide to the Organ Systems
Level 2 In-Person
Connecting with Organs
Prerequisite: Level 1 In-Persons and Level 2 online courses)

Level 3 (Advanced)
Guide to 60 Transformational Acupoints
Level 2&3 Discount Package
Level 3 In-Preson
Unlock the Healing Potential of Acupressure Points
Prerequisite: Level 2 In-Persons and Level 3 online courses)

Level 4 (Advanced)
Sensing Qi
8 Extraordinary Vessels

Meridian Massage Approach:
Online Certification Program

Includes all Online courses listed above and Exclusive Resources
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Who is Big Tree? 

Cindy Black, L.Ac. is the founder of the Big Tree School of Natural Healing, and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality.  Initially trained as a Massage Therapist, she dove into Chinese Medicine when the opportunity presented itself.  Based on her experiences, she integrated Classical Chinese Medicine, western massage therapy, lifestyle adjustments, and movement practices into the Meridian Massage Approach.

Learning the theory and practice of Meridian Massage at Big Tree is itself an experience of healing and transformation. Grounded in simplicity, Cindy’s classes awaken your natural curiosity and wisdom, so that you can enjoy a more conscious and fulfilling experience of body-mind-spirit.