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Shiatsu Therapy Certificate Program This non-invasive therapy stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. Shiatsu is based on traditional and time honoured healing principles from the East Eas t integrated with modern anatomy, physiology and pathology. Helping to restore health and relieve pain by way of pressure to the body’s energy flows and key acupuncture points , shiatsu is a powerful approach to health care. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM  Become a Registered Shiatsu Therapist and have a positive impact on the lives of others. Langara College's Shiatsu Therapy Certificate program has been designed to ensure that students are fully prepared to enter the industry with comprehensive training and professional experience. Each of our certificate programs are taught by experts in their fields with extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of professional environments.

INTAKE  September DURATION: Seven months, full-time

PROGRAM COST:   Tuition $7,149   Additional: books, materials, course in First Aid/CPR, & professional treatments   This program is eligible for student loan.   A $50 non-refundable application fee

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS    Become a Registered Shiatsu Therapist in 7 months   Professional training in Japanese Zen Shiatsu, developed by Master Shizuto Masunaga   Use a unique system of assessing and treating the energetic

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imbalances of the body   Combine Eastern and Western understandings of the body and health   Supervised student clinics clinics provide practical clinical experience   Integrate personal development with professional training   Instruction from highly experienced professionals

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SCHEDULE:    September to March (M-F)   745 instructional hours – over 23 weeks   30 to 36 hours per week   Additional course in First Aid/CPR is required   All requirements must be completed by April 30   Additional program schedule information available on the website

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  May 2012 www.langara.bc.ca/hhs

LEARN MORE  Ted Thomas, Program Coordinator Langara College Continuing Studies T 604.876.0042 | F 604.323.5899 [email protected] www.langara.bc.ca/hhs



Curriculum Shiatsu Practical Practical 1: 270 hours   Essential shiatsu techniques - the principles of breathing, movement, and pressure application   Treatment sequences in prone, supine, sitting and side positions   Hara assessment - location and palpation of reflex areas in the abdomen   Back assessment   Introduction to kyo and jitsu energy conditions   Methods of tonifying and dispersing energy   Meridian stretching   Integration of advanced techniques into the basic treatment   Treatment design: responding to each client's needs   Developing a unique style and flow of treatment   Corrective exercise   Specific treatments for musculo-skeletal disorders   Specific treatment approaches for various health issues   Chair shiatsu   Table shiatsu

Shiatsu Professional Development 1: 73 hours   Introduction to energy awareness   Therapeutic relationship: communication skills   Business & marketing fundamentals for your business

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Shiatsu Clinic 1: 108 hours   Students develop confidence offering treatments to members of the public under the supervision of an instructor   Integration of theory, assessment and treatment deepens understanding of shiatsu therapy and its benefits

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Shiatsu Anatomy: 51 hours   A practical and theoretical exploration of human anatomy for students of shiatsu and other

complementary therapies

Shiatsu Physiology: 51 hours

  Theoretical and practical foundation of knowledge of the physiology of the human body useful for students preparing for careers in health related professions

Shiatsu Theory 1: 144 hours   Introduction to eastern medical theory: Qi, Yin-Yang, the Vital Substances, the 5 Phases and Organ theory   Meridian theory; locations and functions of 14 major channels   Locations and functions of the major acupuncture points for Shiatsu practitioners   Introduction to Zen Shiatsu theory   Contraindications for treatment   The Masunaga extended meridian system   Five Phase archetypes in assessment   The causes of illness from an eastern perspective   Facial assessment   Meridian assessment   Taking a case history   The front and back associated points   Ethics   Case study discussions

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Shiatsu Pathology: 30 hours   The principles and mechanisms of disease   Common specialized medical terms   Basic knowledge and skills important in the prevention of certain diseases and medical conditions

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May 2012 www.langara.bc.ca/hhs

Shiatsu Kinesiology: Kinesiolog y: 18 hours   Basic concepts and terminology concerning the anatomical, physiological and biomechanical bases of human movement.   Common orthopaedic injuries and basic prevention and treatment plans   Evaluative techniques to determine whether a common injury to joint function is present and assess relative strengths and weaknesses



FACULTY Joe Barnwell M.Ed, RCC, RST

Kim Pechet, B.A. (Psychology)

Joe is a Registered Shiatsu Therapist and graduate of Sourcepoint Shiatsu Centre. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a clinical counsellor and paddling instructor.

Kim has been a professional psychic and meditation instructor since 1987. In her meditation classes, she uses yoga and guided visualizations to assist participants to

His teaching of shiatsu is enhanced by this work and his life experience. He has a private practice in shiatsu and counselling in North Vancouver.

open up to their inner world. Over the years, Kim has helped thousands of students to develop their sensitivity and knowledge of the human energy system.

Michael Hamer, RMT

Saul Rosembaum, RST

Michael trained and worked as an accountant before attending massage therapy school. During his twenty-five years in the health field he has also supported a wide variety of small businesses, including other health related professionals through his accounting practice. He is able to make bookkeeping fun and simple for shiatsu and massage therapists to integrate into their professional lives.

Saul Rosenbaum graduated from the Professional Training Program in Shiatsu Therapy at Kikkawa College in Toronto in 1989. Saul is a practitioner at Sourcepoint Shiatsu Centre and supervises the student clinic. He also has a house call service offering treatments in homes, businesses and on film sets.

David Li Lam, MD, DTCM, RMT David graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Superior Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba, and did post graduate training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He has taught human anatomy, physiology, and pathology since 1986, and currently has a private practice in acupuncture and massage therapy in Richmond.

Armin Madani-Nejad, R.Ac. Armin is a graduate of the Asian Healing Program at the Heartwood Institute in California and a Registered Acupuncturist. He has previously taught Holistic Nutrition in the program and in his practice at Sourcepoint brings together acupuncture, shiatsu and nutrition. He is passionate about making acupuncture accessible to the public and operates the Heather Community Acupuncture Clinic.

Ted Thomas, RST, R.Ac., ABT Ted is the director of Sourcepoint Shiatsu Centre, and has been teaching shiatsu since 1986. The creator of the Shiatsu Therapy Program, he is a Registered Acupuncturist and a Certified Instructor with the A.O.B.T.A. (American Organization for Bodywork therapies of Asia). In his professional practice he incorporates acupuncture, Shiatsu and corrective exercise.

Guest Instructors A number of guest instructors will be introduced during the program, giving participants the benefit of receiving information and techniques from different perspectives.

“In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy & physiology, and biology. In examining the person with disease we gain wisdom about life. life.”” -  Oliver Sacks   May 2012 www.langara.bc.ca/hhs



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:    Applicant must be a high school graduate and with Grade 12 English (or equivalent)   Documentation of a minimum 25 hours of in-class participation in Qigong, Tai Chi, or yoga   Minimum two professional shiatsu treatments   To view additional requirements, please view the application form.

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Note: Tuition may be paid in full or over 2 academic terms. Applications are available through the Student Loan Office at Langara College or online. International student applications are welcome. Please contact International Education for required fees and admission criteria 604.323.5023 | [email protected]

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS    CPR & Emergency First Aid certification (obtained during class time)   Students must document 40 practice treatments given and 20 received outside of class time as well as a minimum of 2 Professional shiatsu treatments

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UPON GRADUATION:  Graduates have exciting career opportunities, finding placements in various settings including: the growing spa industry; with other therapists in complementary health care facilities; in offices offering stress management treatments; or in their own clinics. Our graduates have used their training to work in B.C. and around the world in countries such as Mexico, Belgium, Spain, and Australia.

College Certificate Langara certificate programs are designed to provide students with the highest quality of education in their chosen field. To ensure that this education will be valued in the marketplace, progra ms are reviewed and assessed by Langara College’s Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, comprised of leading business and health-care professionals. All certificate programs must be vetted through Langara College’s Education Council before receivin g approval as a certificate program. Whatever your goals, whether you are seeking a new career, upgrading your skills, or are simply passionate about pursuing your dream, strengthen your credentials with the Langara name behind you.

“… you are not looking for a specific disease but improving the patient’s life by working from the roots of his existence existen ce and enlightening the patient to a better way of life.”   - Master Shizuto Masunaga   May 2012 www.langara.bc.ca/hhs


Shiasu Therapy Cerificae Program  APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION







OCCUPATION: HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? Entry into this program will be based upon completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and fluency in English




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What do you hope to receive from this program? How capable are you of motivating yourself to study and work on your own toward achieving goals? This program has a strong personal growth component. What are your goals for this part of the program?

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