Chinese Acupressure to Regulate the

Five Element Cycles


Pre-requisite for this course: Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Chinese Five Elements (or equivalent)

In Chinese Five Element Cycles, you will deepen and expand the knowledge and skills acquired in Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Chinese Five Elements. Because the Five Elements are interconnected, an imbalance of one Element will always affect another. This course is an exploration of the relationship between the Elements along the Shen (Breeding) Cycle and the Ke (Control) Cycle. Using the 60 Command Points, you will learn the Transfer of Chi technique to achieve balance in the relationship between each of the Elements. This class emphasizes practical techniques, using Acupressure, essential oils and Aroma Acutouch Therapy to regulate the Breeding and Control Cycles of the Chinese Five Elements.

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About your Instructor,

Raizelah Bayen,

National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Approved CEU Provider

With a passion for learning, Raizelah was certified in Integrative Massage in 1991, and never stopped taking classes in the healing arts. She later trained and certified in Eastern Massage and Acupressure, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Chinese and Western Herbology, Aroma Acupoint Therapy and Yoga instruction.  

Most naturally, Raizelah began to weave together the modalities she studied, in her work, developing a unique style of Integrative Health Care that combines hands-on Meridian Massage and Aroma Acutouch Therapy, and home care regimes of essential oils, herbs and yoga poses to address client complaints. Her hands-on work was informed by her own practices in mindfulness and embodiment, the foundational ground for her work and life.

Early in Raizelah’s career, she discovered her love for teaching. She first started teaching massage in 1998, at Twin Lakes School of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, and followed that with 15 years as a core instructor at the Sebastopol Massage School. Concurrently, Raizelah developed and trained massage therapists in continuing education in spa settings. Her integrative approach was also the foundation of a series of wellness workshops she has offered over the past 15 years.

In 2020, Raizelah took a professional leap to fulfill her dream of opening a massage school. Open Pathways Institute for Integrative Massage is the fulfillment of this dream. Her passion is to support Massage Therapists who envision expanding into Integrative Health Care, weavers of hands-on healing with Eastern massage, Acupressure and aromatherapy, all informed by the principles of Chinese Medicine.