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Welcome to Shiatsu…

The International School of Shiatsu has moved to a larger, new space in a Plumsteadville, just north of Doylestown. The beautiful open space allows more room for workshops and classes energywork and bodywork . There are courses in Tai chi, Yoga, Meditation, QiGong and breathwork.

For those seeking a career in shiatsu and body therapies, there are full time and part time scheduling options. By learning the meridian pathways and assessing the priority, practitioners learn to move the old stress patterns, move the chi and allow the client to live more fully in the present. The goal is for the students and the clients to become more fully engaged in their lives. Students enjoy the hands-on learning and immediate feedback. As they become more skilled, students learn to create individualized sessions for a client’s current condition. Students use palm pressure, thumb pressure and sometimes knee pressure along the energy pathways to clear stagnation and create a balance of energy for the clients. Students receive enthusiastic feedback as clients feel energized, relaxed and empowered. Best of all, students experience the same as they receive shiatsu in classes. Students learn to work from the hara and the heart, helping individuals and their communities. Shiatsu is an amazing career option.

Since shiatsu considers the whole life story of the clients, the 850 hour curriculum includes Masunaga’s Zen Shiatsu, Kushi’s Macrobiotics, Saul Goodman’s Shiatsu Shin Tai and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Energy development includes Qigong, Do-in, Meridian stretches, Eight Pieces of Brocade, and Healing Sounds. Students learn to look for root causes of imbalances and then gently guide the client to make better choices.

The International School of Shiatsu Mission

1. Train, nurture and support our students while developing their skills to become excellent practitioners of Shiatsu and Shiatsu Shin Tai.
2. Provide on-going training and support in advanced bodywork.
3. Provide the experience of Shiatsu to the general public.
4. Educate the public to improve health and wellness.
5. Provide a training program for teaching assistants.
6. Train, nurture and support teachers of Shiatsu.