The Elements of Shiatsu Training

Shiatsu is a unique method of massage therapy that combines western therapies into ancient Chinese medicine practice. The basis of the technique is using finger pressure — the actual translation of the Japanese word Shiatsu — to manipulate the body and encourage healing. There are many benefits to giving and receiving Shiatsu massage. … Read More

Getting into a Shiatsu Massage School

One of the best things a practitioner of massage therapy can do to enhance their practice or business is to offer specialized services to clients. This could include additional holistic health services, natural aesthetic treatments or special types of massage, such as Thai massage or Shiatsu massage. But how do you fulfill Shiatsu massage training requirements so that you can offer this modality, or treatment technique, to your practice? … Read More

How to Get Shiatsu Massage Certification

There are many ways to enhance a massage therapy business, from offering spa services to diversifying the types of massage techniques offered. It's an important aspect of massage for practitioners, as well as those looking to enter the field. … Read More

Shiatsu Massage Training Requirements

Whether you're contemplating entering a massage therapy program or wish to enhance your massage credentials, Shiatsu massage training might be of interest to you. Shiatsu is one of the many modalities of massage therapy. It incorporates traditional Chinese massage (called anma, anmo or tui na) with: … Read More

Exploring Japanese Massage and the Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and Japanese massage therapy traditions, is growing in popularity. The reason for this is that it can be used to treat several health conditions and ailments, including: … Read More

What Is Shiatsu Massage?

Posted June 29, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage, Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage is a form of Oriental massage therapy, shiatsu is based on Japanese massage therapy traditions and integrates Chinese medicine theory and practice with Western physiology and anatomy. Shiatsu combines assisted-stretching techniques and acupressure to restore qi, or energy balance, in the body. The shiatsu practitioner applies pressure to specific points to promote energy distribution throughout the body and to correct disharmonies in the energetic components of the body. Shiatsu benefits: • Improves posture. • Reduces acute and chronic neck and back pain. • Stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. • Reduces blood pressure and heart rate. Shiatsu therapy treats the root cause of disorders and conditions while enhancing overall health. Therapy often results in increased range of motion and improved coordination. Utilized as either a primary therapy or complementary therapy, shiatsu restores the nervous and circulatory systems, improves muscle elasticity and bone structure and contributes to mind and body wellness. Register now for summer Massage Therapy program classes offered at Acupuncture & Massage College. Shiatsu and Qi Kung 1 class begins June 28. Musculoskeletal Anatomy and State Law classes begin July 26. Enrollment in the Massage Therapy program classes is on a monthly basis. … Read More

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