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Bodywork allows us to give and receive healing simultaneously

Meridian Floor Shiatsu Certification Course #102 #202 #100  

2018-2019 Scheduled Meridian Floor Onsite Practical: 

October 15, 2018 to December 21, 2018

April 15, 2019 to June 21, 2019

Individual Course: 825 hours

Combined Distance over 1 year. Online studies, Onsite Practical, Case Studies and Healership Skills Onsite Practical

Title: Floor Shiatsu Practitioner

Course Costs: $100 Application Fee; $1,500 Online CoursePac; $1,750 Onsite Practical Tuition; $1,000 Books and Supplies

Shiatsu greatly facilitates the movement towards greater human connection and co-operation in our highly industrialized, technological age. Windsong is dedicated to aligning your Shiatsu training hours in a step by step format, to enable students to progress to an advanced level and use their training in a progressive way at each level of practice.

Floor Shiatsu Shiatsu is a method of Oriental Bodywork well received by the general public. It allows Practitioners to give and receive care, warmth and health through non-invasive touch. It is applied with a slow deepening pressure helping to clear physical, structural and neurological ailments. It is a full body treatment and an excellent tool for offering clients an ongoing wellness package. 

The following studies will be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of this course: 

#102 Shiatsu Theory Taught through Online Study:

History of Shiatsu and development of therapies in the West 
Anatomy Physiology Pathology Holistic Health Connection 220 hours
Namikoshi Shiatsu principles of treatment in Neuro Muscular Cutaneovisceral Responses 
Meridian (Keiraku) & Derivative Shiatsu principles of treatment: Zang and Fu Organ Theory, Meridian Location and Extensions, 
Practical application of 5 Element and Meridian Theory in the 8 principals of Diagnosis, Tongue and Pulse Theory, Meridian Shiatsu Reflex Theory,  Amoeba Phase Theory
Contraindications and Social Impact: Instruction includes ~  Practice Protocol, Ethical Standards, Client Practices and Safety 
12 Systems + 1 Anatomy and Physiology of Meridians and Organs in Practice Western Meets Eastern Theory
#202 Namikoshi Style Floor 85 Hours Onsite Practical

Practice of Ouga, Fukuga, and Gyoga Positions in Floor Shiatsu 
Review of Musculoskeletal Anatomy of Movement In Stretching 
Use of varying pressure gradients and Meridian Points (Keiketsu) 

#202 Meridian Style Floor and Derivatives 100 Hours Onsite Practical

Students will learn routines that provide for 60 or 90 minute Floor Shiatsu Session employing techniques in Ouga (side), Fukuga (Prone), and Gyoga (Supine) using Keiraku and Shiatsu Derivative Theory 
Hara and Back reflex assessment and treatment is studied and applied
Developing Treatment Styles and Routines for Shiatsu 5 element and Meridian Pathologies
Clinical notes and profiles for client records. Developing and implementing forms and legal documents for practices
Assessment and treatment in Integrated Modalities

Case Studies and Healership Skills 100 Hours Assigned in Clinic Study

Students choose Ten clients to chart and assess case study and treatment protocols. Case studies are written in report format and focus on treatment patterns and outcomes to increase professional skills in a learning environment. Each case study requires 4 sessions of Shiatsu to be done with the client. Students should plan for 10 hours to complete each case study.

Hands on Student Clinic Practical  in all Shiatsu techniques in a learning and professional clinic environment is done Onsite. Practical application of skills taught in class are used in applying techniques during sessions given to clients served by the  Student Clinic. A professional Practitioner supervises sessions, gives feedback, and grades the level of work  in clinic.

Additional Requirements: The additional requirements are to be completed by students outside of the 825 hours of training. It is the responsibility of the student to record and submit their training:

First Aid: $125.00 for full First Aid and CPR. can be taken at Windsong outside class hours
Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or Martial Arts Training 30 hours (per year in 2 Yr. CHHSP Program)
Receive a minimumof 3Professional Treatments. Approximate cost $300.00

Upon successful completion of this course, the following is awarded:Floor Shiatsu Practitioner Certificate

Required Book List * please note students may purchase Book Material for Shiatsu course from or the Book Depository.

Textbooks required :  

1)     Class Manual as supplied you by Windsong College of Healing Arts
2)      The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted J Kaptchuk
3)      The Anatomy Student’s Self test Coloring Book
4)      Anatomy of Stretching 
5)      Shiatsu, Theory and Practice by Beresford-Cook
6)      The Complete Book of Shiatsu Therapy by Toru Namakoshi 

 7)     Acupressure's Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach

    Online Theory and Distance: 540 hours ~ 24 weeks          Onsite Study:  Hours 285~ 10 weeks          Homework Expectations: 5 hours per week