Interested in Zen Shiatsu as a career?
Come to one of our FREE
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.
Learn how to begin or further your career in complementary healthcare
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
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
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
Zen Shiatsu is a life-affirming
practice. For the student it offers a unique chance to
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