Study Shiatsu Therapy

Experience Value and Fulfillment developing a Career
in the Japanese Healing Art of Shiatsu Therapy

Study Program and Course Details 

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The Power of Touch: Shiatsu Therapy is more than a technique (aka Acupressure)

Shiatsu Therapy, also known as Acupressure Therapy it's a profound way of connecting with your body's natural rhythms and promoting self-healing. Through the art of touch, you'll learn to release tension, restore energy flow, and nurture your body's innate ability to thrive.

Bringing the timeless wisdom of Shiatsu into the present.
Discover how this Japanese practice blends seamlessly with modern holistic wellness, offering you tools to manage stress, alleviate discomfort, and enhance your vitality.

Local Learning 
Nestled in the heart of Oregon House/Dobbins, our course offers you the opportunity to learn this ancient healing art while connecting with like-minded fellow learners and journey toward well-being together.

Career Enrichment and Personal Growth
Whether you're an aspiring wellness practitioner or simply eager to deepen your understanding of self-care, Shiatsu Therapy opens doors to new possibilities. It's a skill that not only enriches your personal journey but also offers potential career avenues in the field of holistic health.

Harmony of Body, Mind, and Spirit
Shiatsu Therapy embraces the harmony of our entire being. Experience the profound unity of body, mind, and spirit as you explore techniques that promote relaxation, reduce stress, and nurture a profound sense of inner peace.

Limited Spots Available
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a experienced practitioners with more than 40 years of practice right in our local area. Our course is designed to provide personalized attention and guidance, ensuring you receive the best possible learning experience.

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, well-being, and empowerment? Embrace the art of Shiatsu Therapy and unlock a world of healing right here in Oregon House/Dobbins, California. 


Course and Program Information

CMT Certified by the ABMP 

150 hrs course -  Shiatsu Therapy Course

Schedule: TBA - Contact us for information on latest schedule at (530) 790-5167

Shiatsu Therapy: Acupressure Massage Technique

In order to provide practical demonstrations of the principles studied in this course, the students, depending on their level of knowledge and commitment, will be able to witness some of Horacio Roa’s practices. 


Block 1 

  • Sense of touch and communication
  • Illness and health
  • General anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to the holistic concept
  • Introduction to yin and yang
  • Interaction between emotions, psychology, and body
  • The meaning of illness
  • Touching and its effects
  • Blocks, tensions, points, meridians
  • Introduction to eastern medicine
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Herbs and homeopathy: their philosophy
  • Vitamins and minerals (supplements)
  • Shiatsu technique level 1
  • Introduction to the treatment of simple health imbalances              


Block 2

  • Anatomy and physiology: the function of the organs
  • Eastern medicine: yin and yang, chakras, glands, meridians, organs, accumulators, physical body, electric body, electronic body
  • Esoteric understanding of cure and disease
  • The use of Rodney Collin’s six processes
  • Body types
  • Blood types
  • Use of food and herbs for the treatment of simple health issues
  • Shiatsu technique level 2
  • Use of breathing
  • Energy and the use of Chi in reiki and craniosacral therapy
  • Using the patient’s pain for one’s own development
  • Negative emotions and their connection to illness
  • Understanding different kinds of stress and their role in life
  • Poisons and remedies           


Block 3

  • Anatomy, physiology and chemistry
  • Chemical composition of toxins
  • Ph in blood
  • Division of the body: shiatsu points
  • Handling and connecting the different parts
  • Working on:
  • Base of head and neck
  • Upper back and arms
  • Middle back: liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen
  • Lower back: kidneys, intestines, sacrum-hip box
  • Back of legs
  • Back of feet
  • Front of feet
  • Front of legs and joints
  • Stomach and hips
  • Chest and arms
  • Throat, face and head



Block 4

Different medical massage techniques

  • Ethical issues
  • Legal issues
  • Working with trauma, pain and degeneration
  • The different uses of shiatsu and medical massage in the healing field
  • Cause of illness
  • Spirituality and the meaning of pain
  • Introduction to health coaching
  • Complementary use of shiatsu and medical massage
  • Holistic philosophy
  • Shiatsu therapy
  • Lifestyle
  • Becoming a practitioner




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