Shiatsu 101 for RMTs

Beginner's Guide to Shiatsu Therapy


Course Dates:  April 23 - June 4, 2017

Sundays, 10am- 5:30pm

40 hour course - (approved for 20 CEUs, Category A)

Are you looking to add techniques to your existing massage practice to take some of the strain off your body?  Do you want a new lens with which to view your clients' complaints?  If so, this course is for you!

This course is developed specifically for those currently working as a professional massage therapist and has 3 main goals:

1) to provide useful shiatsu techniques to add to your existing practice to take strain off your own body

2) to give an introduction to basic Eastern Medical theory and shiatsu theory

3) to provide useful self-care techniques for the busy professional therapist to ensure that you can maintain a thriving practice

Shiatsu is a popular style of Eastern Bodywork that uses comfortable, lean-on pressure.  In this course you will learn a basic thumb sequence, use of elbow pressure and stretches.  You will begin with learning the fundamentals of shiatsu pressure on the floor, and will progress to applying appropriate shiatsu pressure when working on the table.  In addition, you will learn self-shiatsu techniques and various self-care exercises.  This course is a mixture of theory and practice, with an emphasis on the practical components.


Kimberley Yong Yow                                                                                

Kimberley graduated from the Shiatsu Diploma Program in 2006, from the Acupuncture Diploma Program in 2009, and the Japanese Acupuncture Program in 2011.  Kimberley is a professional therapist offering integrative treatments as well as a Shiatsu 101 instructor.  Her education and internship with Tak Tsurusaki has given Kimberley a deep understanding of the human body.  She truly embodies the shiatsu heart both in her instruction and daily lifestyle. 

Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie graduated with high honours from the SSC in both the Shiatsu (2005) and Acupuncture (2009) programs. Since 2006, Stephanie has been an instructor and supervisor at the SSC, where she supervises in the shiatsu student teaching clinic and teaches courses on shiatsu theory and practice.

Stephanie held executive positions with the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario, serving as Vice-President and Secretary, as well as working with the Examinations Committee.

Stephanie stays current in her field with continued studies in shiatsu and acupuncture, as well as expanding her field of knowledge with studies in yoga and craniosacral therapy.  She finds these additional studies help broaden her lens for viewing the body and have proven an invaluable addition to successful practice.  Stephanie maintains a private practice located in the heart of Toronto.

Alex Chang

Alex Chang With over nine years clinical experience, Alex has successfully treated a diverse group of people and conditions. Customizing therapy based on the client’s condition, he will draw from a unique combination of acupuncture, shiatsu and massage techniques.  Additionally, Alex can integrate other techniques such as:  myofascia release, soft tissue release, trigger point release or tui-na.

Alex is a professional Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac).  He is provincially licensed by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, respectively. 

As a professional therapist, Alex is dedicated to his practice and clients.  Passionate about his work, he is pleased to offer integrative therapies to optimize healing

Course Details:

Date: Sundays, April 23 - June 4, 2017 (no class on May 21, 2017)

Time: 10am - 5:30pm

Location: Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute

Cost: $400 + HST  

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 cancellation fee. Cancellations after that date will not receive a refund.