Workshops, seminars and short courses

Beginner's Guide to Shiatsu Therapy



August 14 - 18, 2017  

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm


30 hour introductory course

Interested in learning simple but effective techniques to improve health and aid in  relaxation?  If so, this is the course for you!

Shiatsu is a popular style of Oriental Bodywork that can help you to maintain better health and ease the aches and stresses of daily life.  This introductory course will teach you how to provide and receive a full shiatsu massage treatment using correct shiatsu therapeutic massage techniques through hands on practice.

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- the history of shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine

- basic shiatsu theory, holding pressure, point location and reasons for triggering those points in relation to overall health benefits.

-treatment plans which are designed for various conditions affecting the following areas: back, neck and shoulder pain, head, arms, legs and feet 

- self shiatsu techniques

- meditation, breathing exercises which promote better overall health

  - meridian stretches which are taught to shiatsu student therapists. These stretches are designed to help increase circulation in the body both blood and energy levels are positively effected.

- health and wellness tips for the future

-pair work is required for practical learning

We highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about well being, balanced lifestyle, shiatsu techniques and becoming more in tune with the body and mind connection.

About the Instructor:

Daniel Adler, R.Ac                                                                        


Daniel is a practitioner of zen shiatsu and acupuncture and holds diplomas in both disciplines. Starting in 1998 he began his studies in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. In 1999 he started what would become a 10 year training in zen shiatsu. During this time he learned how to both practice and teach zen shiatsu and TCM. Daniel believes in the study and practice of shiatsu and TCM as life practices which benefit both the patient and practitioner.



Course Details:

DATE:         August 14 - 18, 2017  

                  Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm



Location:  Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute

                 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300

Price:         $300 + HST


This course is offered several times each year with a variety of schedules.  It
is an excellent introduction to the career training diploma.

A letter of attendance will be issued at the end of this course. 

Registration: Please call 416-323-1818 ex 200 to register for this course. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard or in person using cash or Interac. Six person minimum is required to run this course however class sizes are kept small to allow for a lot of one on one time with the instructor.  Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to avoid disappointment. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations two weeks prior to the course start date will result in a $35 + hst cancellation fee. Cancellations after that date will not receive a refund.