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Learn Shiatsu Massage in Tokyo

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To become a fully qualified Shiatsu therapist in Japan, you’ll need to be able to speak enough Japanese to be able to understand your anatomy, physiology and pathology lessons and to discuss Shiatsu theory – and after that, it takes another three years and the passing of official examinations to qualify.

However, if a certificate isn’t your aim but an authentic experience is, then you can still go to Japan and get the chi flowing with a two-month Shiatsu massage course at the Japan Shiatsu College specially designed for non-Japanese speakers who don’t have the required technical background. You’ll learn the traditional method based on the system developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi in 1912, exploring how diagnosis and treatment through touch can be used for lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous problems and to alleviate stress.

Japan Shiatsu College Website.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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Lara I didn't find a 2 month program o their website... and there is no email... how can I get in touch with them?

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Hi Anastasia, Not sure how Lara found her program, but will ask her about it and get back to you.

Do you know a Shiatsu School in Japan?

I am a Shiatsu Therapist in Ontario Canada and would like to go study Zen Shiatsu some more in Japan for a month. Does anyone could recommend a shiatsu school?

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