This Certificate course is intended to provide a depth of study in the theory and practice of Seitai Shiatsu. This path will prepare Asian Healing Arts massage therapists to practice in a clinical setting with techniques specific for treatment of chronic conditions and other types of physical and psychological problems. These approaches are appropriate for working closely with the Western medical model and its relationship to Asian energetic healing models, such as acupuncture. This provides the therapist with a clear understanding of the energetic paradigm and the ability to interact with professionals in health care environments.
Seitai Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork developed by Master Kiyoshi Kato in Osaka, Japan. Its purpose is to enhance the circulation of the blood and lymph, and to maximize the quality of blood formation in the body. The technique combines the use of pressure on the tsubos (acupuncture points) with various strokes of massage. The therapeutic technique of cupping is also taught in this course.
Certificate Course Requirements
150 Clock Hours
Students must meet all general admission requirements. Each course taken will count toward only one Specialization.
|Required Courses||Course Title||Credit Units||Credit Hours|
|SP322CI||Seitai Shiatsu Concentration I||2.5||30|
|SP322CII||Seitai Shiatsu Concentration II||2.5||30|
|EL304C EL304A||Elective in Acu-point locations, choose one: Tui Na for Common Ailments Acupressure Point Location||2.50||30|
|EL304J||Essentials of Oriental Theory||2.50||30|
|see catalog||Guided Elective- Asian Healing Arts||2.50||30|
|Total Units / Hours||12.50||150|