Sam McClellan is the originator of the Integrative Acupressure system. He has been practicing acupressure and health work since 1979.
Sam founded and was the director of the New England Institute for Integrative Acupressure from 1983 to 1996, with trainings primarily in Western Massachusetts and also New York City, Seattle WA, Italy, Germany and Austria.
He is a graduate of Hampshire College in 1981 where he studied music and its effects on the body/mind with Professor Randall McClellan (no relation) and where he developed his theory on the effects of musical intervals and rhythms on the meridians of Chinese medicine, and also where he recorded Music of the Five Elements in the Hampshire College Electronic Music Studio.
Sam has trained in Jin Shin Do acupressure at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA with additional studies of Chinese medicine on his own and with a number of acupuncturists; Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute; Iridology with Bernard Jensen, D.C.; Tai Chi with Warren Sokolis and Paul Gallagher; herbology with Mildred Jackson; and recording engineering with Vance Frost, along with numerous other learnings.
Sam is the author of Integrative Acupressure: A Hands-on Guide to Balancing the Body’s Structure and Energy for Health and Healing, published by Perigee Books (currently out of print), and is the composer of Music of the Five Elements, a 53 minute piece of music based on his research at Hampshire College. The album was originally on Spirit Records and now on Séance Centre as both an LP and digital download on all major streaming music platforms.
He is currently writing a comprehensive book on the Integrative Acupressure system which should be available in late 2022/early 2023.