WHAT IS JAPANESE MASSAGE OR SHIATSU?
Japanese Massage / Shiatsu is a traditional form of therapy from Japan. By balancing the flow of energy in the meridians, Japanese Massage can relieve many conditions, help prevent the build-up of stress, and restore vitality and well-being. Literally translated as 'finger pressure', Shiatsu uses comfortable pressure from the thumbs and palms applied to the energy channels and points in the body. Given through loose, comfortable clothing, Japanese Massage may also include gentle stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints.
BENEFITS OF JAPANESE MASSAGE / SHIATSU
The college is accredited by ARCHTI (Association of Registered Complementary Therapists Ireland) and the Shiatsu Society Ireland. The Foundation Course carries 40 CPD points from IMTA & the Japanese Massage carries 180 CPD points, also from IMTA.
TESTIMONIALS OF STUDENTS
"Enjoyed all of it, especially receiving Japanese Massage." "Love the teacher's open and honest approach to everything. She is obviously hugely gifted, yet very understanding, nothing to dislike at all"
COURSES AVAILABLE AT THE COLLEGE
Japanese Massage Certificate Course (180 IMTA CPD points)
(Year one of the Shiatsu Diploma Course)
This is a stand-alone Certificate course held over 10 weekends It is the first stage of a three year programme that will allow you to become a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner. This year focuses on developing your awareness of the client's body with emphasis on using the traditional methods of the Japanese massage therapy called Shiatsu. It is a unique opportunity to achieve a qualification in Japanese Massage techniques. The basis of this training comes from the teachings of Shiatsu and Japanese bodywork and an understanding of anatomy. Experiential Shiatsu - giving and receiving- is the core of the course. Each module has a distinct emphasis and theme, although they are designed so that some modules can be taken individually. For a deeper, more integrated learning, we strongly advise you to consider several or all modules. Students must complete all modules and assessments in order to receive their certificate.
There are short exams in Shiatsu theory and practice at the end of Year 1 and approximately 3 hours per week of home study and practice is required. You will be asked to submit 25 recorded treatments to go to the next level.
Shiatsu Foundation Course (40 IMTA CPD points)
The Foundation course includes:
The Foundation course is compulsory to proceed to Year 1 and is the only entrance requirement.
This short course over one weekend allows you to find out if Shiatsu is for you without committing yourself to the expense of a full year's study.
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For more information or to Book a place on any of these courses contact Helena on 087 2613355 or visit www.shiatsu.ie
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