Japanese Acupressure Massage
-Shiatsu Level One-
New course begins September 2018
What is Japanese Acupressure Massage?
Traditional Japanese massage was called Anma and used a variety of techniques
including acupressure, rubbing, skin rolling, stretching and rotations of the
joints to free the body of stress and injury and instil a feeling of well-being. From
it came modern day Shiatsu which uses many similar techniques along with the
theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
This Japanese Acupressure Massage certificate course incorporates aspects from both the traditional Anma
style and Shiatsu. The main focus will be on bodywork but elements of meridan work and energy work will be introduced.
Another important part of the course will be “self development” through the practice of “Do-In”. Do-In is the ancient art of self improvement of body and mind through meridian stretches, self massage and acupressure, meditation and self awareness and Qi Gong exercises (these are slow, Tai Chi type
movements). Do-In will normally be done at the start of each teaching day.
This is a stand-alone Certificate course in Japanese Acupressure Massage. It allows you to obtain professional indemnity insurance (via Balens UK) and practice as a Japanese Massage therapist.
It is the first year of the three year Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma course.
This course does not go into diagnosis and treatment of specific illnesses. This requires further time and study - for example by following the Shiatsu Practitioner Course at Shiatsu College Dublin.
No previous experience of Shiatsu or massage is needed to join the course, just an interest in
the subject and a commitment to learn more.
136 hours taught content over 23 Sundays. Full attendance is expected. 90% attendance is required
A regular home practice of Do-In, Yoga, Tai Chi or similar practice.
Giving at least one Japanese Massage treatment each week - 50 to be recorded.
After this course you will be:
-competent and skilled in offering a powerful form of bodywork treatment to clients for optimum health.
-proficient in a range of body energy (Ki) enhancing exercises.
-familiar with aspects of TCM theory.
-eligible for direct entry to Year 2 of the Shiatsu Practitioner Course at Shiatsu College Dublin.
-able to obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice as a Japanese Massage Therapist e.g., from Balens UK Ltd
Cost is £960
£480 to paid on enrollment before the start of the course.
£480 to be paid half way through the course
For further information and details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginners Shiatsu Classes:
Help to bring health and healing to your family and friends by learning how to give a very effective Shiatsu treatment and how to use the major acupressure points for the greatest effect.
Mondays 7-8.30pm beginning on
23 Dows Road, Drumbo
Qi Gong and Meditation:
This is a new class.
Qi Gong is a slow exercise form akin to Tai Chi. These classes will focus on the 18 Stances and the 8 Strands of the Brocade, two well known Qi Gong forms which help to restore strength and vitality.
I learned meditation while I was doing my Shiatsu training many years ago. And I learned simply by doing it regularly in class. Eventually I did not need someone guiding me, I was able to do it for myself. We will do about 15 minutes of meditation at the end of each class and I am sure you will soon be able to do for yourself without guidance.
Thursdays 11am-12 beginning on
23 Dows Road, Drumbo
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