Acupressure Program

w/ Joseph Carter, L.Ac.

Healing Arts Institute is pleased to offer our Acupressure Training in conjunction with the former owner/director of the Acupressure Institute of America (Berkeley, CA). The program consists of four extended weekend workshops totaling 88 hours of training.

2015 Program

4 Weekends: Sep 25 – 27, Oct 16 – 18, Nov 13 – 15,  & Dec 11 – 13
(Fri: 2pm – 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 6pm, includes 1 & 1/2 hrs for lunch and dinner) 

Tuition = $331.25 per weekend
Non-refundable Registration fee = $200
Total Cost = $1525  *Material fee $65


*Material fee of $65 is to be paid to Instructor on first day of class

The tuition may be paid in installments over the length of the course with no finance charges or interest. Classes fill quickly so pre-registration is advised. Payment plans are available for all classes. We accept Mastercard, VISA, and Discover, as well as cash or personal checks. Please call the school at 916-910-7777  to register.

(No prerequisite)

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the model of meridians, or pathways of energy, acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but uses the gentle, firm pressure of hands (and feet in some techniques). Using the power and sensitivity of the human hand, acupressure is especially effective in the relief of tension-related ailments, in self-treatment, and in preventive health care. A practitioner trained in acupressure can use the techniques of massage (soft-tissue manipulation) combined with the acupressure points and techniques to help release tension, increase circulation, reduce pain, and develop more vibrant health.

What is the Acupressure Training?

The Acupressure Training covers several types of acupressure. Students of this program gain proficiency in the study of over 75 acupressure points and 10 styles of acupressure as well as a strong working knowledge of the 12 organ meridians, pulse reading and the five element theory of traditional Chinese health care. This training will include instruction in anatomy and physiology for those with no prior background in massage or bodywork. Joseph Carter is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley in Conservation of Natural Resources and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in both California and Hawaii. He maintains private practices in Marin County and the East Bay, specializing in the treatment of gynecological and immunological concerns. Along with teaching acupressure and related Oriental health practices, he is also a faculty member of the Academy for Guided Imagery.

***CEU’s listed will be awarded to transcripts after all class hours, makeup assignments and payment is complete.  Partial credit is not available for classes that are incomplete.***

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