Since 1976, thousands of students from around the world have learned hands-on healing with the Acupressure Institute, and so can you! Whether for Self Care, for Sharing Care with Family and Friends, or for creating a practice of Professional Care, the Acupressure Institute has always focused on educating the whole person - mind, body, and spirit.
We train people in the arts of traditional Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT), including Chinese Meridian Massage (Tui Na), and Japanese Massage (Shiatsu), along with other modalities. We are known for a style of energy work called 仁 神 Ren Shen, a gentle way of blending intention with the energetics of Chinese Medicine to awaken the body's natural healing energies.
Our expertise with Asian hands-on healing arts is unique in the field of bodywork and massage. While many massage schools have brief programs in Asian Healing arts, we have programs ranging from 125 to 1000 hours (or more) in length. Our classes are taught in a relaxing environment that encourages communication, respect, confidentiality, and safety for all.
We recommend that potential students meet with a counselor at our school in Berkeley (or by phone) to discuss how to tailor our training programs to your individual goals, needs, and healing interests.