Acupressure and Meridian Massage Techniques
(for Massage Therapists & other health practitioners)

Learning Outcomes

  • Acupressure points to relieve muscle tension, acute pain and stress
  • Location of acupressure points
  • Relevant meridians to relieve musculoskeletal tension/pain
  • Location of meridians
  • Moving pressure techniques (massage along meridian)
  • Static pressure techniques (acupressure)


This online course is designed to provide Massage Therapists and other health practitioners with pressure techniques that can be applied to points and along meridians to enhance treatment. You will learn how the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be applied to massage while staying within your scope of practice. The course started as an in-person workshop but due to popular demand it has been converted to a series of online video lectures to provide greater accessibility. It was originally developed for Massage Therapists but is also relevant for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other health professionals. The entire course takes about three hours to complete and can be done all at once or over several days.

Continuing Education/Professional Development Approval:

This course is formally approved for continuing education credits by the associations listed below. The list is growing and will be updated as new approvals are granted.

  • 3 CEU’s with National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB provider # 393)
  • 1 PD Cycle 11 continuing education credits with College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC)
  • 1.5 secondary credits (complementary category) with Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA)
  • 3 primary credits with Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS)
  • 3 primary credits with Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM)
  • 1.5 category A credits with College of Massage Therapists on New Brunswick (CMTNB)
  • 1.5 primary CEU’s with Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS)
  • 1.5 category A CEU’s with College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL)
  • 3 continuing education credits with Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA)
  • 5 CCP credits with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association (NHPC)
  • 5 primary CE credits with Massage Therapists’ and Wholistic Practitioners Association of the Maritimes (MTWPAM)
  • 1.5 category A credits with New Brunswick Massotherapy Association (NBMA)

Many regulatory bodies and professional associations do not have a list of approved courses but leave it up to the member to choose which courses they take to meet their continuing education requirements. If you are unsure of course eligibility and require further clarification, please contact your professional association. You can also contact us if you need additional information on the course, instructor, content etc.

Take your treatments to the next level

  • Relieve pain and tension with simple techniques
  • Reduce stress and anxiety with powerful acupressure points
  • Reduce muscle stiffness using meridians on the arms and legs
  • Apply distal acupressure for acute neck and shoulder pain
  • Speed recovery and healing time
  • Easy point location with high-definition videos
  • Apply new skills immediately
  • Boost patient confidence
  • Add more value to your treatments
  • Earn continuing education credits

Course Instructors:

Jeffrey Chand, R.Ac (Dipl. TCM) graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been in practice as a Registered Acupuncturist for thirteen years. Post graduation, he furthered his education and training through practical experience at a hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. He is founding director of Coastal Integrated Medicine, a wellness clinic in Victoria BC, and is a licensed member in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA).

Kristina Hanson, BHSc, RAc. (Dipl. TCM) has been practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 10 years. She has an interest in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, evidence-based research and the future of health care systems around the world. She is a licensed member in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA).
NCBTMB approved provider

Course Format: Video lectures

Course Length: 3 hours

Handouts: provided

Course Fee: $75 (enter promo code below for our current special)

Details: Upon completion of the video lectures please complete the short multiple choice quiz and course evaluation form. A passing grade of 70% must be obtained. Upon completion of the course evaluation form and quiz you will receive a ‘certificate of completion.’ If you are taking this course for continuing education credits and your professional association requires any additional information please email and we will provide it to you.

For further information please see our FAQ page.

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