Zen/TCM Shiatsu

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Literally translated, the Japanese word shiatsu means “finger pressure.” Shiatsu therapy involves the systematic application of manual pressure to the body in order to assess and treat a variety of conditions.

Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension. This is a home study coarse with 2 weekends of practical work. 

Learning Objectives:

1st year Zen/TCM Shiatsu Basic

~ History of Shiatsu

~ Basic Shiatsu Points

~ Contraindications of Shiatsu/ Points of Caution

~ Characteristics of Shiatsu

~ Definitions

~ Holistic Medicine defined by Canadian Holistic Medical Association.

~ Energy & Intuition

~ Shiatsu Techniques

~ Meridian and Channel.

Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Heater, Liver, Gallbladder, Conception Vessel, and Governing Vessel

~ Associated Stretches

~ Yin/Yang Organs

~ Yin / Yang Concepts

~ The Human Esoteric Body

Required Course Material:

The Book of Shiatsu: Vitality and Health the Art of Touch, Paul Lundberg

Manual, handouts, work sheet, homework all provided.

Massage table provided for training only, not for students to take upon program completion.

Course Duration:

1st year Zen/TCM Shiatsu Basic – 300 hours

Practicum/ Case Study Hours:

1st year Zen/TCM Shiatsu Basic

Practical Studies: 32 hours

Clinical Practicum 50 Hours

Delivery Method:

1st year Zen/TCM Shiatsu Basic- Home study with 2 weekends of in-class practical training

Student Evaluation:

1st year Zen/TCM Shiatsu Basic

Practical Exam 70% passing grade.

Written Exam 70% passing grade.