It will cover the principles of Shiatsu massage, including pressure, contact, body leverage and presence, through the 12 primary meridians. By the end of this session, the student will learn how to give a full-body (general) kata. This course can be taken alone or as part of the full Shiatsu Diploma.
Shiatsu massage therapy originated in Japan and is based on traditional Chinese medicine with elements of Western therapies, according to the Shiatsu Society. It increases the body’s ability to heal itself. Shiatsu massage therapy uses the fingers, thumbs, palms and feet to apply pressure to various areas of the body to help heal common ailments and conditions and correct imbalances.