is a synthesis of martial arts, exercise, meditation, nature awareness
and Shiatsu theory and practice. This system provides a powerful and
unique approach to Shiatsu which focuses on using the Ki of the Earth.
provides a restorative, calming treatment for the receiver as well as
rejuvenating the giver.
Shiatsu Theory (75 hours)
Topics include history, styles of shiatsu, techniques, postures, indications
and contraindications. An in-depth study of the acupoints (tsubos) and
channels (meridians) including their location and function will be covered.
The theory of Kyo-Jitsu, hara and back Assessment/Diagnosis as well
as the physical and psychological effects of Shiatsu are also discussed.
Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an in-depth
study of Yin/Yang Theory, Five Elements, the Zang/Fu Organs and fundamental
substances such as Qi, Blood, Essence and Body Fluid. Students will
learn patterns of disharmony, pathogenic factors, basic differentiation,
pulse and tongue diagnosis, four diagnostic methods and the etiology
of diseases. TCM provides a rich body of theoretical material which
underlies the theoretical aspect of a Shiatsu treatment.
Student Clinic (50 hours)
Student clinic is an opportunity to do full Shiatsu treatments in a
supervised environment. The hands-on experience allows for knowledge
and insight to be obtained through clinical experience. Students work
on a wide variety of patients in both an in-class environment as well
as supervised outreach work..
Anatomy and Physiology (50 hours)
This part of the program allows students to integrate studies from a
western holistic perspective into their practice. A study of cell structure
and function and the skeletal and muscular systems are discussed in-depth.
The respiratory, digestive, circulatory, urinary and reproductive systems
are also covered.