Foundation in Shiatsu Course

This course provides a detailed introduction to Shiatsu for first time learners; no previous experience is necessary. By the end of this course you will be able to give friends and family simple and effective Shiatsu treatments.

You can complete the Foundation Course as a self contained course or as the first part of our One Year Certificate. Therapists who already hold a qualification in other treatment modalities may also find this course to be a valuable addition to their continuing professional development.

In this course you will learn:-

•Core skills for giving shiatsu
•Treatment routines for clients in prone, supine, side and sitting positions
•The basic skills of observation and diagnosis using the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine
•Self care exercises
•Relevant theory to support your practice
•Foundation Course Curriculum

Duration: Six days over three weekends (one weekend per month). The Foundation Course may be completed as a self contained course or as the first part of the one year certificate).

Fee: £275 (No deposit required but places are limited so please book early, fees can be paid monthly)
The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

Please contact Carol Dean at the Northern School of Shiatsu for bookings and further information.

 

 

Shiatsu treatment training

Year 3 Clinics

Every year we open our doors to the public and invite you to our clinic to receive a treatment from our year 3 students. The session lasts approx 40-60 mins and is completely FREE however a donation is always welcome.

 

The clinics run from 2pm-5pm on the Saturday afternoon. People need to book in for specific time slots on the day, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. To book please contact Carol Dean at carol.dean244@btinternet.com or call 07891 591 108.

Venue: Northern School of Shiatsu, Sheffield.

 

Shiatsu treatment

Year 3 Clinics

Every year we open our doors to the public and invite you to our clinic to receive a treatment from our year 3 students. The session lasts approx 40-60 mins and is completely FREE however a donation is always welcome.

 

The clinics run from 2pm-5pm on the Saturday afternoon. People need to book in for specific time slots on the day, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. To book please contact Carol Dean at carol.dean244@btinternet.com or call 07891 591 108.

Venue: Northern School of Shiatsu, Sheffield.

 

Shiatsu treatment

Year 3 Clinics

Every year we open our doors to the public and invite you to our clinic to receive a treatment from our year 3 students. The session lasts approx 40-60 mins and is completely FREE however a donation is always welcome.

 

The clinics run from 2pm-5pm on the Saturday afternoon. People need to book in for specific time slots on the day, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. To book please contact Carol Dean at carol.dean244@btinternet.com or call 07891 591 108.

Venue: Northern School of Shiatsu, Sheffield.

 

Shiatsu treatment

One Year Certificate


The one year certificate builds on the skills and experience gained through our foundation course by providing a comprehensive introduction to the treatment of each of the classical Chinese meridians used in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

As with all our courses the emphasis is on practical skills and teaching theory through hands on experience. In this course you will learn:

* The theory of “Five Elements
* How to treat each of the twelve classical meridians
* The location and use of important points on each meridian
* Observation, diagnosis and how to tailor your treatments to specific client needs
* A range of self care exercises and client care recommendations
* Relevant theory to support your practice

One Year Certificate Course Curriculum

Duration: The One Year Certificate comprises the three weekends of the Foundation Course plus a further sixteen days over eight weekends (one weekend per month).

Fee: £750 please note that you will need to complete the Foundation Course first; the combined fee for the Foundation Course and One Year Certificate is £1000.

The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

Weekends 1 – 3 are Completed As The Foundation Course.
Click here to see the details of the Foundation Course which forms the first part of Year 1.

Weekend 4 – Metal
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Lung and Large Intestine meridians and relevant points • Breathing exercises
Theory: Five element theory in more detail • The meridian “clock” • Anatomical structure of the rib cage • Recap anatomy of the hands, arms and shoulders • Zang Fu theory of the Lungs and Large intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients.

Weekend 5- Earth
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Stomach and Spleen meridians and relevant points • Grounding exercises
Theory: Recap anatomy of the feet, legs and pelvis • Zang Fu theory of the Stomach and Spleen • Self care and recommendations for clients.

Weekend 6 – Fire- 1
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Heart and Small Intestine meridians and relevant points • Meditation exercises
Theory: Recap anatomy of the head, neck and upper back • Zang Fu theory of the Heart and Small Intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 7 – Water
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Bladder and Kidney meridians and relevant points • Exercises for the spine
Theory: Anatomical Structure of the spine • Recap anatomy of the legs pelvis and back • Zang Fu theory of the Heart and Small Intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 8 – Fire 2
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Triple Heater and Heart Protector meridians and relevant points • Qi Gong and assisted stretching
Theory: Muscles of facial expression • Recap anatomy of arms, shoulders, head and neck • Zang Fu theory of the Triple Heater and Heart Protector • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 9 – Wood
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Gall Bladder and Liver meridians and relevant points • Expressive movement (creating shapes/stretches)
Theory: Recap on types of joints and how they move • Zang Fu theory of the Gall Bladder and Liver • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 10 – Overview
Practical Skills: Location of the classical Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel and relevant points. Recap all meridians and practice treatments in different positions • Circulation of Ki in the “Microcosmic Orbit”
Theory: Zang Fu theory of the Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel • Recap on all theory.

Weekend 11 – Assessment And Look Forward
Practical Skills: Exchange treatments • Practical assessments • Introduction to hara diagnosis
Theory: Introduction to the Zen Shiatsu meridian extensions and the year 2 certificate • Submission of final assignments

Want to know more? Please contact Carol Dean at the Northern School of Shiatsu

 

Shiatsu Health Point shiatsu treatment

25th -26th January, 15th -16th February and Saturday 14th March 2020

This is a comprehensive 5-day course covering Shiatsu treatment in the seated position for people who have completed at least Year 1 of a recognised Shiatsu Training programme.
Unlike other on-site programmes which teach a set routine, our intention in developing the On-site Shiatsu course has been to teach a variety of techniques so that course participants learn to give tailor-made, appropriate treatments to each individual client. We teach the use of on-site chairs, and also ordinary seats and stools, so that you can give an effective treatment anywhere.
Course content includes:
  • Shiatsu Theory: Revision of Yin-Yang and Ki energy, Five Elements, Oriental Diagnosis: postural & facial diagnosis, taking a case history, Yu point touch diagnosis.
  • Practical Technique: a Basic Framework routine which uses traditional arm, neck & shoulder meridians plus some Zen extensions, stretches and rotations, function and location of 30 acupoints. In addition we encourage you to use your existing knowledge to tailor treatments to clients.
  • Professional Development: contraindications, Health & Safety, Code of Ethics, insurance, aftercare and recommendations.
  • Anatomy & Physiology: relevant Anatomy & Physiology for the head, neck & shoulder area, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous systems, respiration & skin.
  • Intended Learning Outcome
    By the end of the course you will be able to:
    Apply the principles of Oriental Diagnosis to create an appropriate 20 – 45 minute treatment.
     Diagnose excess or deficient Ki in the meridians by using Yu points.
     Work smoothly on relevant traditional arm, neck & shoulder meridian.
     Perform stretches & rotations effectively and within the range of client comfort.
     Choose and use Acupoints as relevant to the client’s condition.
  •  Give aftercare recommendations.

    Certification Requirements:

     Complete 20 treatments & present treatments notes for each.
     Pass Anatomy & Physiology, and Health & Safety assignments (worksheets).
     Pass practical assessment (observed treatment plus point location test).

    For further details please contact Carol Dean at the Northern School of Shiatsu.

On site Shiatsu massage

Foundation Course 

Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy, based on the principle that vital energy flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. Shiatsu practitioners use thumb and palm pressure, stretching and other techniques to restore the balance of this energy. Shiatsu is great for the health, wellbeing and vitality of the practitioner as well as for the people who receive it!

This course is full of practical learning that will give you new skills to practice on family and friends. Therapists who already hold a qualification in other treatment modalities may also find this course to be a valuable addition to their continuing professional development. 

In this course you will learn

• Core skills for giving shiatsu

• Treatment routines for clients in prone, supine, side and sitting positions

• The basic skills of observation and diagnosis using the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine

• Self care exercises

• Relevant theory to support your practice

 

For further information including dates please see the Foundation Course Curriculum.

The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

This course will be split over 3 weekends 

26th/27th January 2019
23rd/24th February 2019
23rd/24th March 2019

Contact the Northern School of Shiatsu for further info and to book.

 

Shiatsu Health Point - Shiatsu treatment

My background from finishing University was in social care. I worked in residential and day services with adults with learning disabilities and also in the field of mental ill-health. I practiced Ju-jitsu for over 15 years and also practice yoga. I have been a Shiatsu practitioner for 27 years and ran my own Shiatsu school, the Northern School of Shiatsu for the last 20 years.

I had my first experience of Shiatsu on a six month course at Sheffield University. Following on from this I did 2 years with the Shiatsu College in London. Since then I have done a range of courses and post-grad work with teachers including Pauline Sasaki, Kiko Matsumuto and Clifford Andrews.

I have been a Shiatsu practitioner since 1991. During this time I have ran my own private practice. I have also a wide range of experience working in other fields. I have done placements working with adults with physical disabilities for Sheffield City Council. I have also worked in substance misuse services. For the last two years of my time in Sheffield I worked at the Cavendish Cancer Care Centre and Weston Park Hospital, offering Shiatsu to cancer patients and their families. Within my private practice people come from all walks of life with a range of physical, emotional and psychological concerns.

For the past 20 years I have ran my own Shiatsu school and taught at Bradford College, Rotherham College and Buxton College.

I offer Shiatsu treatments in Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

I graduated from the Northern School of Shiatsu in July 2018 and currently in the early stages of setting up a Shiatsu practice in Sheffield. Having a background in nursing and education I am passionate about helping people with their own health and wellbeing.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact me for an initial chat, or check out my Facebook page.

 

Want to learn Shiatsu? Introductory day at the Northern School of Shiatsu, Sheffield.

This course is full of practical learning that will give you new skills to practice on family and friends. Therapists who already hold a qualification in other treatment modalities may also find this course to be valuable. This day is an ideal introduction to anyone who wishes to try Shiatsu before committing to a longer course. The fee for this course will be discounted from the fee for a foundation course, one-year certificate or diploma if you book within 2 years.

The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments will be provided during the day. Lunch is not included.

The day includes:-

  • A basic routine for facial Shiatsu
  • Work on the back, shoulders and neck
  • Treatment of hands and feet
  • The origin and history of Shiatsu
  • Contraindications to treatment

Click here to reserve your place.

 

 

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

I trained for 3 years at the Northern School of Shiatsu.

 

I began my Shiatsu journey in 2015, enrolling on the Foundation Course with the Northern School of Shiatsu in Sheffield. I had received a single Shiatsu treatment from a friend who was completing the three-year Diploma and I was instantly intrigued. The treatment felt wonderful, and was different from anything I had experienced.

I was drawn to the process of self-development and self-healing that Shiatsu could offer me. I graduated from the Northern School in 2018 and therefore have over three years’ experience giving and receiving this restorative and unique form of therapy. From January to July 2018, I undertook a voluntary placement at the Well Women Centre in Wakefield, allowing women on a low income to access treatment they would not ordinarily be able to experience. In August 2018 I became the third Director of In Touch Massage and Holistic Therapies CIC, a social enterprise which aims to make holistic therapies accessible to everyone, including minority, socially excluded and low income groups.

I am constantly developing the practical and theoretical application of Shiatsu, and my knowledge, confidence and professionalism are growing at a remarkable speed. My professional background prior to discovering Shiatsu was very varied. I worked in the fields of publishing, communications, international relations, mental health, housing, advocacy, law and education.

I live in Morley in south Leeds and I have a two-year-old baby girl.