8 CE Hours - E627
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:
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.
Excellent course!!! I have practiced massage therapy for 31 1/2 years- my experience in deep tissue, acupressure, Tai-Chi and Qi-gong really helped!!!
- Carole Buehler, LMT
Very good course. I really love having the DVD to refer back to.
- Kimberlea Riley, LMT
Oh my goodness, what a lot of material!! So fascinating, I have some knowledge of meridians but the Chinese/Japanese medicine aspect was so interesting to me. It would take many more hours to really understand all of this, but the book will be an excellent reference source and I will go back to it often to increase my knowledge
- Linda Martinek Delande, LMT, BCTMB
Excellent text. I will use it again and again.
- Jennifer Myers, LMT
Always impressed by the quality of the material, and especially the availability of Asian bodywork courses.
- Wendy Child
exhilarating course on The Practice of Shiatsu! Very informative! Great DVD, and book! I will add this modality to my menu.Thank You! Kathy R. LMT
- Kathy Anne Resasco
I really enjoyed this course. I thought the book and DVD were very helpful tools which I will use for reference often in the years ahead. Thank you.
- Twyla Wallace
I have really appreciated the staff at the Institute for their support, and helping with questions any time I call. Their timeliness in answering the phone is amazing. My only concern with this class is the second wrong question by the author of the questions that I found, #87, and I will be calling to allow them to remedy the structure of that question also. (#84 & 87 total) I teach my clients about the body, so my being able to proofread and communicate verges on OCD! As for the number of hours it took for this particular class, I stopped counting. I was so intrigued with the parts that I had not learned all those years ago when I first took a hands on class in Shiatsu, that I would go back & forth to the different sections to put the pieces together for the people in my practice. 30+/- hours is not the actual number. Amazingly well written and presented in book form ~ thank you!
- Deborah A. Schick, BS
This subject matter is very deep and takes more time to study in depth
- Brenda McPherson
Excellent book and course. Included a DVD which is of great value. This course was very interesting. I have previously taken a Shiatsu class back over 10 years ago and this was a wonderful refresher. I can't wait to practice shiatsu again.
- Rachel Adams
This course was full of interesting information, easily understood, but so informative! The video was integral and explained clearly what was expressed in the manual. Such new information will take time to fully understand, but one can continue to review the information. The workbook at the end of each chapter added to the learning. This was an excellent course!
- Amanda Goff
Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.
The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.
Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.
For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.
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.