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 Acupressure and Herbs, to address the source of client tension and pain.



This program includes 3 courses

and offers a total of 68 CEUs:


24 Hour Course Meridian Acupressure and Massage

  • Learn Meridian pathways and functions
  • Discover potent points to use for common client complaints
  • Practice massage and acupressure techniques to balance the Meridians


24 Hour Course Balancing the Chinese Five Elements

  • Learn Five Element theory including functions, virtues, and spirits of the Elements
  • Gain skills in assessment and learn physical, emotional and spiritual signs and symptoms of Element imbalance
  • Become proficient in techniques, using Acupressure, essential oil application and herbal recommendations to restore Element balance
  • Discover the energetics of essential oils and herbs
  • Practice Aroma Acupressure sequences for each Element


20 Hour Course Balancing the Nervous System

  • Understand Nervous System Imbalances from the Chinese Perspective
  • Discover which Acupressure points, essential oils and herbs balance the Constrained Chi of Tense Nervous System and the Deficient Chi of Weak Nervous System
  • Practice specific Aroma Acupressure sequences for Constrained Chi manifesting as shoulder-neck tension, headaches, insomnia or digestive tension, and for Deficient Chi manifesting as fatigue, weak immunity, brain fog, weak digestion or scanty periods
  • Feel confident addressing a range of common nervous system imbalances with your clients


Students that enroll in Integrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy Program receive:


  • DISCOUNTED PRICE

7% less than the sum of 3 individual courses, saving you $243!

  • FREE BONUS COURSE:

Staying Healthy with Chinese Medicine

in which you will learn tools and techniques, including Aroma Acupressure 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

$1,500

Intregrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Using Meridian Massage, Chinese Five Element Theory, and Aroma Acupressure and Herbs

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 Acupressure and Herbs, to address the source of client tension and pain.


12 payments of $129/month

Intregrating Chinese Medicine into Massage Therapy

Using Meridian Massage, Chinese Five Element Theory, and Aroma Acupressure and Herbs

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 Acupressure and Herbs, to address the source of client 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.