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.
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!
Carole Buehler, LMT
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!!!
Kimberlea Riley, LMT
Very good course. I really love having the DVD to refer back to.
Linda Martinek Delande, LMT, BCTMB
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
Jennifer Myers, LMT
Excellent text. I will use it again and again.
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.