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All of my life I have been on a quest to understand my place in this vast universe of mysteries, miracles, suffering, and thriving. I have been supported on my path by the practices of Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine. It is my greatest pleasure to pass along that which has moved me so deeply toward my own inner harmony and happiness.

I began studying Massage Therapy in 1990. In 1994, I co-founded the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY where I taught anatomy and sports massage. I continued my studies in alternative medicine by obtaining a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2007. I also went on to study Maya Abdominal Massage, Chi Nei Tsang, Qi Gong, the I Ching, and Yoga. I use the term “Meridian Massage to describe my hands-on practice of Chinese Medicine. I developed this approach by combining modern massage techniques, abdominal massage, and Chinese Medical theory.

Qi flows within us all. By bringing our awareness to Qi, we learn directly from Qi and build our own living knowledge. I always encourage my students to find their own internal connection with Qi. As this happens, I watch their work unfold in new and creative ways. I am always inspired by the unique applications created by the students of this work.

Looking forward to the possibility of being a part of your journey,

Cindy Black

Founder, L.Ac., LMT

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