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The Practice of Shiatsu

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8 CE Hours - E627
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The Practice of Shiatsu

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Materials

  • Video - Approximately 2 hours
  • Text - 256 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Develop the skills you'll need to become a successful practitioner. Through video and text you'll discover the differences between shiatsu and massage in both philosophy and technique, identify different styles of shiatsu, review meridians, various shiatsu treatments, and proper body mechanics. The video portion of this program reinforces the treatments described in the textbook so that you can see specific applications and techniques being performed as well as review a sample pre-treatment interview.

This continuing education course is based on the text "The Practice of Shiatsu" by Sandra K. Anderson, BA, LMT, NCTMB where you will:

  • Explain differences between shiatsu and massage to include philosophy and technique.
  • Trace the historic development of shiatsu.
  • Identify the different types/styles of shiatsu.
  • Explain the role of written texts in the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
  • Explain the concepts and interrelations of the Tao, Qi, and Yin and Yang.
  • Describe the nature and role of the vital substances.
  • Explain the causes of disease according to TCM.
  • Discuss the differences between the Creation and Control Cycles.
  • List acupuncture points contraindicated for pregnancy prior to the delivery date.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the meridians or channels by recognizing their location, element, important points, and functions.
  • Identify signs of a meditative state that increases focus and connection in a shiatsu treatment.
  • Describe the role of the Mother and Son-hands in a Zen shiatsu treatment.
  • Define kyo and jitsu and give an example of each.
  • Demonstrate body mechanics, stance and movements, and self-care exercises.
  • Explain the purpose of the dan tien, energetic vessels, and basic Qigong exercises.
  • Observe basic shiatsu techniques.
  • List questions to ask when doing a self check-in before beginning a Basic Kata.
  • Observe steps in a Basic Kata.
  • Observe techniques and hand positions used in a shiatsu assessment of the client, their channels, and hara.
  • Explain the characteristics, questions to ask, location, symptoms of imbalances, and the shiatsu routine for each element.
  • Demonstrate understanding of additional shiatsu techniques for the hara, anterior/posterior legs, anterior arms, neck, face and back.

This program provides comprehensive coverage of all shiatsu essentials along with nearly 2 hours of video showing specific applications and techniques for you to practice along.

Course Objectives

  • Explain differences between shiatsu and massage to include philosophy and technique.
  • Trace the historic development of shiatsu.
  • Identify the different types/styles of shiatsu.
  • Explain the role of written texts in the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
  • Explain the concepts and interrelations of the Tao, Qi, and Yin and Yang.
  • Describe the nature and role of the vital substances.
  • Explain the causes of disease according to TCM.
  • Discuss the differences between the Creation and Control Cycles.
  • List acupuncture points contraindicated for pregnancy prior to the delivery date.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the meridians or channels by recognizing their location, element, important points, and functions.
  • Identify signs of a meditative state that increases focus and connection in a shiatsu treatment.
  • Describe the role of the Mother and Son-hands in a Zen shiatsu treatment.
  • Define kyo and jitsu and give an example of each.
  • Demonstrate body mechanics, stance and movements, and self-care exercises.
  • Explain the purpose of the dan tien, energetic vessels, and basic Qigong exercises.
  • Observe basic shiatsu techniques.
  • List questions to ask when doing a self check-in before beginning a Basic Kata.
  • Observe steps in a Basic Kata.
  • Observe techniques and hand positions used in a shiatsu assessment of the client, their channels, and hara.
  • Explain the characteristics, questions to ask, location, symptoms of imbalances, and the shiatsu routine for each element.
  • Demonstrate understanding of additional shiatsu techniques for the hara, anterior/posterior legs, anterior arms, neck, face and back.

Course Reviews

Tomoko Arias, LMT

5/5/2024

Blanca Rowden, LMT, BCTMB

5/4/2024

Sabine Sutterlin-Hutto, LMT

4/25/2024

this is a very interessting,extensive course, it is a lot to study. I agree with another students comment that it seems that you should earn more than 8 credits .

Tamaki Sakurai, CMT, BCTMB

4/14/2024

Ann Schachinger, LMT, BCTMB

4/9/2024

For a very complex system of practice as is Shiatsu, this was well written, illustrated and presented well and will be useful as a continuing guide should one consider to introduce some Shiatsu methods in their practice.

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Instructors

Leslie DeMatteo, MS, LMT

Leslie DeMatteo, MS, LMT

Leslie L. DeMatteo, LMT, MS, has been an active massage therapist since 1998, after graduating from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, FL. There she completed the massage therapy program along with a certificate program in Nuad-Bo-Rarn: Traditional Massage of Thailand.

Since then, she has completed continuing education in cranial-sacral fundamentals, cancer and mastectomy massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy and prenatal massage. She is also certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a Professional Level member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Her work in massage therapy continuing education and teaching in a massage school ignited a passion for adult training and education, which led her to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Adult Learning: Vocational Instruction, followed by her a Master's Degree in Adult Learning.

Ms. DeMatteo is the instructor for many of the Institute's courses including such courses as Advanced Prenatal Massage, Ethics of Diversity. Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach, Diversity: Cultural Competence, Mastering Pregnancy Massage, and many more.

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