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Memberships & Certifications

McKinnon is a member school of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals [ABMP]

We are an approved Continuing Education Provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork [NCBTMB]

McKinnon meets the standards put forth for postsecondary private education by the Department of Consumer Affairs [DCA]

We are a member of the Independent Massage School Association of California [IMSAC]

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Since 1976, the Acupressure Institute has provided thousands of students from all over the world with comprehensive, high-quality Acupressure trainings in traditional Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) such as Chinese Meridian Massage (Tui Na) and Shiatsu massage.

In January of 2014, The Acupressure Institute moved to a new location and merged with another long-lived and well-loved bodywork school, McKinnon Body Therapy Center.

At McKinnon, both basic and advanced programs/classes in Acupressure will continue to be offered by many of the Acupressure Institute’s longtime faculty. By combining these two established schools, students can develop a deeper sense of balance and perspective in their therapeutic practice.

The McKinnon campus has a homey, comfortable atmosphere at 2940 Webster Street in Oakland, one block from Broadway. There are four classrooms, a clinic room, a kitchen, three bathrooms, a reception area, a bookstore, and a picnic area out back. We encourage anyone interested to attend one of our monthly Open House events.

All Acupressure classes can be found here, or learn more by phoning (510) 465-3488.