Total classroom hours: 18

Description: Shiatsu is a Japanese style of therapy that originated from Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu uses a slow, deep tissue pressure to affect the physical body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and organs) as well as the energy of the body (Ki). Pressure is exerted with finger and thumb pads, heels of the hands, knuckles, forearms or elbows. Slow, deep touch affects the Yin of the body, from where blockages originate. Slow, deep pressure also aids the client to deeply relax, during which blockages can be released. At the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Shiatsu is taught using an awareness of the direction of flow of the meridians, allowing the therapist to increase or reduce the amount of Ki in the meridians and their related organs.

Shiatsu can help with:

  • Restoring and maintaining overall vitality
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing stress, tension, anxiety, and depression
  • Headaches
  • Sprains and strains
  • arthritis
  • Sciatica, back and neck pain
  • insomnia
  • menstrual problems
  • constipation
  • irritable bowel


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