Zen Shiatsu

Interested in finding out about more Zen Shiatsu?

Interested in Zen Shiatsu as a career?



Come to one of our FREE

training/information sessions!

Wednesday July 5, 10am - 1pm


The Zen Shiatsu Training Session provides a unique, hands-on opportunity for the curious individual to experience Zen Shiatsu Therapy: its training, its application and its philosophy.


The Japanese word "Shiatsu" means "finger pressure."


The gentle art of Zen Shiatsu Therapy uses a unique combination of pressure, touch, stretching and joint manipulation to restore health and vitality. The Zen Shiatsu Therapist uses their palms, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet to work with the patient's body to promote circulation and ease pain and tension.


In the Training Session, exercises and practices central to the development of the practitioner, such as meditation, warm-up and breathing exercises will be introduced. The fundamental concepts of Zen Shiatsu and the appropriate application of pressure to a patient's body will be explained, demonstrated and put into practice through paired partner work.


Light tea will be provided. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing. Long hair should be tied up.


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Meet Our Director, Daniel Adler

 When you are diagnosing, you are actually giving a life diagnosis … [Y]ou are …  improving the patient’s life by working from the roots of their existence and
enlightening the patient to a better way of life.

Shizuto Masunaga. Zen Shiatsu. 1977. p 41.

From Our Director:

After my first class in Zen Shiatsu in January 1999, my teacher told me to practice.
“How often should practice?” I asked. “Every day” was his answer. So began 10 years
of training in Zen Shiatsu, the art and practice of bodywork which has become a way of being for me.

I feel fortunate to have been taught by a traditionally-minded teacher, even if it meant facing my youthful arrogance and ignorance on a daily basis. Through experience, and
with the careful guidance of my teacher, my joy in this healing art took root. My
awareness of Zen Shiatsu’s simple power and effectiveness formed. In those 10 years I learned about Zen Shiatsu as a therapy and as a profession.  I also learned how essential
it is to cultivate self-awareness and compassion on the practitioner’s path.

I have been teaching Zen Shiatsu for 14 years. In 2012 I began teaching at the Shiatsu School of Canada where I have enjoyed teaching courses in Diagnosis and Pattern Differentiation as well as Channel Theory, Zen Shiatsu 1,2 and 3 and Shiatsu 101.

I am thrilled to now be directing the Shiatsu Diploma Programme at SSC. It holds a vital place for the traditional healing arts in Canada. It is strongly rooted in practice  which is
the essence of traditional training, blended with rigorous study of Shiatsu Theory and anatomy, physiology and pathology, which are important to a modern medical practice.

Zen Shiatsu is a life-affirming practice. For the student it offers a unique chance to
develop oneself physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. For the practitioner
it offers the chance to continue this development as one works to be at the service of others. And for the patient it offers relief from the pains and sufferings of life and the
ability to generate health and vitality. I am looking forward to doing this work with you.

           Daniel Adler       

Register Now to Attend!

Wednesday July 5, 2017 10am - 1pm


To register, please call 416-323-1818 X 200 or email us

Shiatsu Diploma Program - Next Start Date:  September 2017