This is the web home of Sam McClellan the creator and a practitioner of the Integrative Acupressure bodywork modality, synthesizing traditional Chinese medicine along with unique forms of structural, functional and emotional/trauma work. Sam founded and directed the New England Institute for Integrative Acupressure in 1983, that ran until 1996.  He currently splits his time between his acupressure practice and his web development business, Itabix Inc. (“Yes, they’re an odd combination but I need and love the variety.”)

Integrative Acupressure Practitioner Training Program

We are currently taking applications for the 2022-23 Integrative Acupressure Practitioner Training Program starting in August. Taught by Sam McClellan, the program consists of 150 hours of in-person training and 100 hours of journaled practice time with supervision.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Music of the Five Elements

Music of the Five Elements is a 53 minute long piece of music designed as a musical guided meditation and to accompany bodywork, Originally released in 1983, it has been remastered by Sam and re-released as digital download on all major and many minor streaming services, and as an LP.

“Music of the Five Elements was a result of my research at Hampshire College into how musical intervals and rhythms affect and bring balance to the Organ meridians of acupuncture/acupressure.”

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Integrative Acupressure – Book

Sam teamed up with Tom Monte on his 1998 book, Integrative Acupressure – A Hands-on Guide to Balancing the Body’s Structure and Energy for Health and Healing, published by Perigee Press. It is currently out of print.

Sam is currently working on a much more extensive book, Integrative Acupressure, which should be available in late 2022/early 2023. The book will be in an 8.5″ x 11″ format allowing for much larger, clearer images.

If you’d like to be notified when it is released, please submit your name and email address in the form on the Contact page and we’ll contact you when it’s available.

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