Integrating Chinese Medicine

into Massage Therapy



gives you a foundation in Chinese Meridian and Five Element Theory,
as well as a blend of techniques, including Meridian Massage,
Aroma Acutouch Therapy and Herbs, to resolve
the source of your clients' tension and pain.


This program is for massage therapists, like you,

who feel called to go deeper...



This program includes 6 courses

and offers a total of 130 CEUs:


15 Hours Basic Acupressure: Potent Points for Common Complaints

  • Learn Acupressure's Potent Points to address what your clients most need: relief for shoulder-neck tension, low backache, insomnia, fatigue, weak immunity and stress
  • Discover ways to integrate Acupressure into Massage Therapy
  • Practice self-care using acupressure to cultivate your vitality

24 Hour Meridian Acupressure

  • Learn 12 Organ Meridian pathways as well as physical, mental and emotional functions for each
  • Discover potent points to balance and revitalize the Meridians
  • Explore signs and symptoms of Meridian imbalances how to use Acupressure to restore balance

24 Hour Balancing the Chinese Five Elements

  • Learn Five Element theory including functions, virtues, and spirits of the Elements
  • Asses physical, emotional and spiritual signs and symptoms of Element imbalance
  • Use Acupressure, essential oil application and herbal recommendations to restore Element balance
  • Discover the energetics of essential oils and herbs
  • Practice Aroma Acutouch sequences for each Element

20 Hour Balancing the Nervous System

  • Understand Nervous System Imbalances from the Chinese Perspective
  • Discover Acupoints, essential oils and herbs to balance the Constrained Chi of a Tense Nervous System and the Deficient Chi of a Weak Nervous System
  • Practice specific Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequences for the various manifestations of both Constrained Chi and Deficient Chi.
  • Feel confident assessing your client's needs and addressing them using the principles and practices of Chinese Medicine

24 Hour T'ui Na Chinese Meridian Massage

  • Learn a variety of Chinese Massage techniques to open and revitalize Chi flow through the Meridians
  • Discover new range-of-motion techniques and stretches to open the "gateways" or joints for greater Chi flow
  • Emphasize body mechanics for your health and longevity in the field

24 Hour Table Shiatsu

  • Learn finger pressure techniques to stimulate points and revitalize the Meridian system
  • Integrate Meridian stretches into your bodywork
  • Provide deeper pressure for your clients without straining your body
  • Assess and address client complaints holistically with Meridian Massage, combined with Acupressure, Aroma Acutouch and Herbal Therapies





When you enroll in Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy Program, you receive 3 amazing bonuses:


You will receive:

  • SHARPLY DISCOUNTED PRICE

Save $791 when you enroll in the program, instead of the 6 classes individually!!

  • FREE BONUS COURSE:

Staying Healthy with Chinese Medicine

in which you will learn tools and techniques, including Aroma Acutouch Therapy and Herbs, for cold and flu season

  • FREE 30-MIN HEALTH CONSULTATION WITH RAIZELAH

which includes a Five Elements assessment and 1 FREE herbal formula

Choose a Pricing Option

$2,640

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Paving the Way to Integrative Health Care

This Continuing Education Program

will give you knowledge of Chinese Meridian and Five Element Theory, as well as a blend of techniques, including Meridian Massage, Aroma Acutouch Therapy and Herbs, to address the source of your clients' tension and pain.

12 payments of $220/month

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Paving the Way to Integrative Health Care

This Continuing Education Program

will give you knowledge of Chinese Meridian and Five Element Theory, as well as a blend of techniques, including Meridian Massage, Aroma Acutouch Therapy and Herbs, to address the source of your clients' tension and pain.

15 payments of $180/month

Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Paving the Way to Integrative Health Care

This Continuing Education Program

will give you knowledge of Chinese Meridian and Five Element Theory, as well as a blend of techniques, including Shiatsu, Meridian Massage, Aroma Acutouch Therapy and Herbs, to address the source of your clients' tension and pain.


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 Acupressure, 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 herbs and aromatherapy, all informed by the principles of Chinese Medicine, to provide in-depth and holistic care for their clients. Her classes include Eastern massage modalities, Chinese Medicinal Theory and Practices, Aroma Acupressure, Herbal Formulation and more.