Year One Shiatsu Certificate

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One Year Certificate


The one year certificate builds on the skills and experience gained through our foundation course by providing a comprehensive introduction to the treatment of each of the classical Chinese meridians used in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
As with all our courses the emphasis is on practical skills and teaching theory through hands on experience. In this course you will learn
The theory of “Five Elements
How to treat each of the twelve classical meridians
The location and use of important points on each meridian
Observation, diagnosis and how to tailor your treatments to specific client needs
A range of self care exercises and client care recommendations
Relevant theory to support your practice
This course is the first stage of study for a diploma in Shiatsu following the curriculum set out by the Shiatsu Society UK.

One Year Certificate Course Curriculum

Duration: The One Year Certificate comprises the three weekends of the Foundation Course plus a further sixteen days over eight weekends (one weekend per month)
Fee: £750 please note that you will need to complete the Foundation Course first; the combined fee for the Foundation Course and One Year Certificate is £1000.

The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

Weekends 1 – 3 Are Completed As The Foundation Course
Click here to see the details of the Foundation Course which forms the first part of Year 1

Weekend 4 – Metal
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Lung and Large Intestine meridians and relevant points • Breathing exercises
Theory: Five element theory in more detail • The meridian “clock” • Anatomical structure of the rib cage • Recap anatomy of the hands, arms and shoulders • Zang Fu theory of the Lungs and Large intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 5- Earth
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Stomach and Spleen meridians and relevant points • Grounding exercises
Theory: Recap anatomy of the feet, legs and pelvis • Zang Fu theory of the Stomach and Spleen • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 6 – Fire- 1
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Heart and Small Intestine meridians and relevant points • Meditation exercises
Theory: Recap anatomy of the head, neck and upper back • Zang Fu theory of the Heart and Small Intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 7 – Water
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Bladder and Kidney meridians and relevant points • Exercises for the spine
Theory: Anatomical Structure of the spine • Recap anatomy of the legs pelvis and back • Zang Fu theory of the Heart and Small Intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 8 – Fire 2
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Triple Heater and Heart Protector meridians and relevant points • Qi Gong and assisted stretching
Theory: Muscles of facial expression • Recap anatomy of arms, shoulders, head and neck • Zang Fu theory of the Triple Heater and Heart Protector • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 9 – Wood
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Gall Bladder and Liver meridians and relevant points • Expressive movement (creating shapes/stretches)
Theory: Recap on types of joints and how they move • Zang Fu theory of the Gall Bladder and Liver • Self care and recommendations for clients

Weekend 10 – Overview
Practical Skills: Location of the classical Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel and relevant points. Recap all meridians and practice treatments in different positions • Circulation of Ki in the “Microcosmic Orbit”
Theory: Zang Fu theory of the Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel • Recap on all theory.

Weekend 11 – Assessment And Look Forward
Practical Skills: Exchange treatments • Practical assessments • Introduction to hara diagnosis
Theory: Introduction to the Zen Shiatsu meridian extensions and the year 2 certificate • Submission of final assignments

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