Frequently Asked Questions
Are Open Pathways' classes approved by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?
Yes, all of our classes are approved by NCBTMB for CE hours.
What if I miss a class? How do I make it up?
All online classes are recorded. Once you are enrolled, you will have access to the recordings of the online classes to make up any missed course content for NO additional charge.
Are there payment plans available for courses and programs?
Yes, there is a payment plan option available for both online courses and programs
Is there a homework requirement for Open Pathways' courses?
There is a requirement that you practice the material presented in class for a minimum of 30 minutes per week. You will be asked to turn in a Practice Record Log at the end of each course.
Do I have to be a certified or licensed massage therapist to enroll?
All of our courses include hands-on techniques. To offer these techniques to the public, you must be licensed to touch people, or currently in school for licensing, in order to participate in our course. This may be a license in massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, or any other hands-on modality.
Are online courses pre-recorded and self-paced or live and interactive?
Our online courses are taught live on Zoom, giving you the opportunity to interact with other students and ask questions to the instructor. NCBTMB CE certificates will be issued for "live" participation in courses. NCBTMB certificates are not available to students that listen to the recordings of the course
For how long will I have access to the digital teaching materials, diagrams, handouts and videos used in the online courses and programs?
In Teachable, you will have unlimited access to lecture notes and handouts, acupressure point and sequence diagrams, video lessons, and class recordings, which you can listen to as many times as you want or need. There is no time limit on your access to these materials.
Can I enroll in one course at a time, rather than an entire program?
Our programs are carefully designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine principles that can be utilized in massage therapy. Each course is like one piece of a "puzzle." When taken together, these courses create a comprehensive roadmap into integrative health care. While it is possible to enroll in one course at a time, there is a significant financial savings when enrolling in a program. The price per class within the program is steeply discounted from the price of each stand-alone course.
What is Open Pathways' Individual Course Refund Policy?
If, within the first 14 days after the start of the course, you discover that this course does not fulfill your expectations, then you may cancel your enrollment with a full refund. After the first 14 days of the course, there are no refunds given.
Will I need to bring a "client" to each online class in order to participate?
In most online classes, you will work on yourself using self-Acupressure techniques. For the Meridian Massage Therapy 8-week course, you will need to invite someone to be your "client" for the 75-minute practicum each week.