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Abdominal Acupressure at the Heart of Japanese Bodywork



For manual therapists or students nearing the completion of their studies


In-depth online learning program

The next online course will start in June 2021

Learn Ampuku traditional Japanese abdominal treatment, a highly refined form of manual therapy online with Philippe Vandenabeele.


This online course is open to all manual therapists interested to deepen their practice by learning how to give a powerful, transformative Hara treatment. It offers the participants access to the 30 Ampuku techniques contained in the ‘Ampuku Zukai’ and ‘Anma Tebiki’, the two illustrated classics at the core of Japanese bodywork.  Philippe will guide the participants on how to apply the different Ampuku techniques and integrate them in clinical practice.


Explore the profound healing potentials offered by working the abdominal region.


Teacher: Philippe Vandenabeele

Location: Online

Contents: Clear instruction videos, text material and illustrations. Learn about the history, theory and practice of Ampuku. Acquire also a powerful step-by-step whole body Ampuku protocol. This course contains the first ever complete translations in English from the Ampuku Zukai and Anma Tebiki and the description and explanation of all the 30 techniques described in those two classics of Ampuku. See some adjunct techniques together with exercises and precise explanations on how to integrate the techniques in one's practice.

Next to the videos and the extensive learning material there will also be the opportunity for the participants to join 3 Zoom sessions of 90 minutes each with some extra explanations and ample time for questions and answers.

Dates of the Zoom sessions:

Sunday 28th of February 2021 (CET 10 am)

Sunday 28th of March 2021 (CET 10 am)

Sunday 25th of April 2021 (CET 10 am)

All sessions will be recorded and will be available also after those dates giving the participants the possibility to meet live or look later.

Access Period: until 6 months after completion of the course

Price: 37500 Japanese Yen (= approximately 300 Euro / 360 USD)

Registration: To sign-up for this course go to:

Registration will be open the 24th of January 2021

To guarantee the quality of the program places available are limited

Certificate: Upon completion the participants will receive a certificate.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that we do not offer refunds for our online courses/webinars.

Note: This course is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it will be available to watch as a course on the internet through your online account.