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SAQA US ID 262419
SAQA US ID 377487
HLT 50207 (aus/oriental
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Shiatsu Massage 

(Japanese Pressure point  and meridian work in Western massage) 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Balancingtouch method or approach to Shiatsu Massage is essentially Shiatsu performed in a full body massage session that adopts aromatherapy and the harnessed power of direct contact with skin, compassion and intuition using an oil medium. One cannot learn a skill like this with correspondence learning. You need hands on training because of risks.

The shiatsu aspect of this treatment respectfully takes authentic components of I`shiatsu and anma, guided intuition with knowledge of Ki (pronounced key in Japanese) , Yin and yang, and the attributes of 5 walks/moves (known as the 5 elements) and the meridian system.

This module contains traditional massage techniques like Effleurage, Petrissage, Kneading and vibratory massage movements with the inclusion of Japanese shiatsu techniques like push-pull(anma), rotations, tonifying, compressions and finger pressure (shiatsu). This discipline also calls on the practor to use visualisations and intuitive spontaneity.

In advanced forms of traditional shiatsu, practitioner would learn the individual names and exact location of pressure points (tsubos) and specific treatment for specific concerns. In this module we do not go as in depth. We focus on ancient shiatsu philosophy that is restoring balance to the elements and Ki by implementing "Shindan soku Chiryo", means "Diagnosis and Therapy Combined". We should understand that diagnosis is based on intuition and feel and is not centred on medical western concerns but rather the elements and flow of ki.

Also, we will not be focusing on treating specifics through advanced formulas, we will be striving to achieve restoration of balance in the person as a whole that will naturally restore and remove imbalances by working the whole body and meridian system.

 
COST:                           R 4150.00
DURATION:             5 weeks (days) 
INCLUDES:               Manual
                                          Shiatsu Aromatherapy Oil
                                          Light refreshments
                                          Certificate



REQUIREMENTS: Swedish  massage qualification is recommended 

 

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING:

  • The western explanation of eastern medicine
  • Yin and Yang and the qualities of Ki (life force energy) 
  • The Meridian System (Energy lines or Neural pathways)
  • The 5 elements and their qualities
  • Balancing the 5 elements through touch
  • Balancing the meridians for health
  • Removing energy blockages



BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: 

  • Characterise the difference between Yin and Yang
  • Diagnose energy imbalances in the Meridian system 
  • Treat pain and discomfort through pressure points
  • Help clients detoxify emotional and physical toxins
  • Remove stress and anxiety through working meridians and pressure points
  • Add a whole new element to your standard massage routine

Student Testimonials

"This course has been a wonderful eye opener, I really believed that shiatsu was a deeply rooted in eastern spiritualism but I was pleased to know that it just has a very different approach to what we see in western medicine. All of the pressure points explain so much that western science does not explain. I can really see a difference in my clients after using shiatsu in my treatments and they always ask me to do some shiatsu because they say it really makes them feel happier after a treatment"

" The approach to health from the Japanese Shiatsu form of healing makes so much more sense than the complex western medicine approach. I did struggle to wrap my head around the 5 elements in Shiatsu at first but by the end of the class it made so much sense to me. I also found that if I worked on one part of the body there was a positive effect on a different area. this is great because I can help relieve my clients shoulder pain without even working on the shoulder. Thank you Devin. This was a really awesome course."

"I enjoyed the Shiatsu Massage class so much at Balancingtouch, The techniques are so awesome and really impressive. I have never felt a treatment like this, nor have I ever seen techniques like this. I find it such a breath of fresh air in comparison to some of the traditional Shiatsu. What's even better is that it is part of a full body massage treatment instead of the Shiatsu over the clothes. It has the same effect but it has that extra element of relaxation that only aromatherapy and massage can give."