Acupressure for Therapists

This course will not only serve to re-enforce what you have learned during the first 500 hours but you will also learn the most effective acupressure points on the human body. Additionally you will learn a complete Traditional Medical Thai Massage routine (Southern Style) and Thai Massage techniques designed specifically for healing and relaxation. This course also includes techniques to help relieve 10 common health conditions.

  • Cold Treatment
  • Head Massage
  • Thenar Massage
  • Cupping
  • Lumbar Massage
  • Stiff Neck
  • Headache
  • Naprapathy
  • Frozen Shoulder

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A sequential and detailed outline of lesson subject matter is outlined below. The skills to be learned will be measured with an exam at the end of each lesson.

Week Description of Lesson & Clinic
Week 1 Introduction to Acupressure Online
Week 2 Acupressure Fundamentals
Week 3 Acupressure & Asian Geography
Week 4 Acupressure from India to China
Week 5 Pressure Points and Vital Points
Week 6 Getting to the Point
Week 7 Acupressure for the Face
Week 8 Acupressure for the Head
Week 9 Acupressure for the Eyes
Week 10 Acupressure for the Ears
Week 11 Acupressure for the Nose
Week 12 Acupressure for the Throat
Week 13 Acupressure for the Shoulders
Week 14 Acupressure for the Upper Arms
Week 15 Acupressure for the Forearms
Week 16 Acupressure for the Hands
Week 17 Acupressure for the Chest
Week 18 Acupressure for the Abdomen
Week 19 Acupressure for the Pelvis
Week 20 Acupressure for the Hips
Week 21 Acupressure for the Thighs
Week 22 Acupressure for the Knees
Week 23 Acupressure for the Lower Legs
Week 24 Acupressure for the Ankles
Week 25 Acupressure for the Feet
Week 26 Acupressure for the Skin
Week 27 Where Do You Go From Here?
Text Book(s):
  • Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to self-care for common Ailments by Michael Reed Gach, November 1, 1990
  • Encyclopaedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to TRaditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure by C. Pierce Salguero and David Roylance, November 2, 2011
Written Materials None
Other requirements Trail Guide to the body (book and DVD ) by Andrews Biel, September 1, 2010
Sequence and frequency of lessons or class sessions

The first week of instruction is a lecture period consisting of lectures 2 hours per day Monday through Friday. This is to orient the students to the institution and the course outline.

Weeks 2-4 will consist of group sessions meeting 3 hours per day. Students will cycle through the following areas.

  • Lab - An area dedicated to demonstration and participation where students will learn to apply new techniques and formulate oils and liniments.
  • Reading - This session meets two days per week to allow students time and materials to complete written assignments.
  • Video - Videos will be viewed by the students one day per week to study practitioners applying actual techniques.
  • Practical - This session allows students to practice the techniques they have learned throughout the week on each other.

Every Friday for weeks 1-10 there will be a 1 hour lecture period at the conclusion of the group session.

Weeks 5- 10 are similar to weeks 2-4 except lab is replaced by clinical. The clinical session is the opportunity for students to work on real patients under the direct supervision of Dr. Andrews.

Instructional mode or methods.

Instructional method includes classroom lecture, watching a training DVD, reading from the textbook and reading the course lessons, There is also clinical observation and an intern-ship.