Diploma in Movement Shiatsu

The second and third years of study are designed to take the student through to a higher level of Movement Shiatsu theory, practice and diagnostic technique, and on into professional practice.

The Second Year

Exercise, Meditation and Qi Development

The first hour of each day is given over to personal development work. Process work, guided meditation and yoga complement the Inner Qigong learnt in the first year, which is developed further in order to attune self-awareness and sensitivity in client centred work.

Advanced Techniques in Prone, Supine, Side and Sitting Positions.

Refinement of students’ practical skills.

Structuring Treatments

Construct a treatment plan based on observation, questions and answers, palpation, being responsive to clients’ needs in relation to the principles of client centred Movement Shiatsu.

Diagnosis through Palpation of the Back, Hara and Meridians

Work towards greater sensitivity through a variety of diagnostic methods.

Visual Assessment

How posture, body shape, and movement can reflect the state of Qi.

Tonification and Sedation.

An in depth exploration of working with different qualities of Qi.

Joint Work

Energetically appropriate ways of working with joints where there are mobility issues.

The Classical Meridian System.

Further study of the Classical Meridian System, including a review of the Masunaga meridian system.

Tsubos

The location, use and energetic function of a further 70 points used in Shiatsu.

Classical Chinese Medicine

An introduction to basic concepts and tools of Clasical Chinese Medicine with particular emphasis on the Internal Organs.

Basic Counselling and Listening Skills

An exploration of communication within a professional therapeutic relationship.

 

The Third Year

Exercise, Meditation and Qi Development

The first hour of each day is given over to personal development work. Process work, guided meditation and yoga complement the Inner Qigong learnt in the first two years, which is developed further in order to attune self-awareness and sensitivity in client centred work.

Clinical Practice

In depth work on assessing and being responsive to a client’s needs, towards structuring a treatment, developing practical skills, with thorough individual feedback from tutors.

Advanced Practical Shiatsu

Incorporating the fundamental skills of Qi projection, grounding, developing intuition into a personal style of working and also honing the ability to reason theoretically according to your mode of working i.e. from a TCM, Five Element, or Movement Shiatsu perspective. Shiatsu for common problems including: backs, shoulders and knees

Yu and Bo Points

Study of specific tsubos used as a supplementary system of diagnosis and treatment.

Meridian and Point Location

Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel.

Continued Study, including the Energetic Functions of Points.

Sotai

Gentle and effective techniques for working with postural alignment and joint pain.

Further Study of Classical Chinese Medicine

Diagnosis of the Organs through observation, physical signs and symptoms. Treatment strategies through touch. Lifestyle recommendations.
Diagnosis through the 8 Principles.

Ethics and Setting up a Practice