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Shinzui Shiatsu School

Basic and advanced Shiatsu training

The Shinzui Shiatsu School offers a complete Shiatsu training programme to become a professional Shiatsu practitioner. Training is given by experienced Shiatsu teachers. We are a recognized institution and follow the standards of the Belgian and European Shiatsu Federations.

We aspire to offer a professional and high quality education in the field of Shiatsu.

Basic course

The training starts with the basic 4-day course, open to everyone. During this course, students learn the basic Shiatsu competencies and techniques to give a whole body treatment.

On our video page you will find the 8 video's that show the basic Shiatsu treatment.


We advise students to wear loose and comfortable clothing that they can easily move in. We further recommend to bring a big towel, socks and something to take notes. Futons are provided.

For course dates and registration information, please see here.

Advanced course

After completing the basic course, students can follow a professional education comprised of three parts (cycles) to become Shinzui Shiatsu practitioners. Students may complete the three cycles at their own pace. Generally, students complete one cycle per year, which gives them enough time to practise and complete treatment reports. Each cycle is followed by an exam, which permits students to access the following training course.

This training cycle is designed to meet the requirements of the Belgian Shiatsu Federation and the European Shiatsu Federation.

Textbooks

Students are expected to acquire the textbook in advance of the cycle and bring it with them to the course.

 

Cycle 1: Shiatsu Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cooke, Carola Beresford-Cooke. This provides core material for the three cycles.

Cycle 2: Atlas of Shiatsu, Wilfried Rappenecker and Meike Kockrick

Cycle 3: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia.

 

Registration

For course dates and registration information, please see here.

CYCLE 1 - ESSENTIAL SHIATSU - ​The Five Transformations

Prerequisite: 

Shinzui Shiatsu School Basic Course​

Programme:

  • Theory of the Five Transformations in Chinese Medicine and their practical application

  • Treatment and study of the 12 classical acupuncture meridians

  • Five Transformations treatment of the Hara

  • Introduction to Hara-diagnosis

  • Qi Gong and Meditation


 

Conditions to be met to qualify to take Exam 1:

  • write 50 treatment reports

  • minimum 80% course attendance during Cycle 1.

 

​CYCLE 2 - ADVANCED SHIATSU - ​Polarity

Prerequisites: 

Basic Course, Cycle 1​ and Pass in Exam 1

Programme:

  • The 12 Zen Shiatsu meridians

  • Ampuku foundation

  • Deepening of the understanding of the theory and practice of the Five Transformations

  • Chinese traditional nutritional therapy

  • Deepening of the knowledge about the diagnostic tools

  • ​Qi Gong and Meditation

 

 

Textbook: Atlas of Shiatsu by Wilfried Rappenecker and Meike Kockrick

Conditions to be met to qualify to take Exam 2:

  • write 50 treatment reports

  • repeat a Shiatsu Basic Course (repeaters get a reduction of 40%)

  • minimum 80% course attendance during Cycle 2.

​CYCLE 3 - SHINZUI SHIATSU - Unity

Prerequisites: 

Basic Course, Cycles 1 and 2 and Pass in Exam 2

Programme:

  • The 8 Extraordinary Vessels

  • The Myofascial Meridians

  • Ampuku and Visceral Techniques

  • Chinese traditional nutritional therapy

  • Auriculo therapy

  • Deepening of the knowledge about the diagnostic tools

  • Qi Gong and Meditation

 

Textbook: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Giovanni Maciocia.

Conditions to be met to qualify to take Exam 3:

  • write 50 treatment reports

  • repeat a weekend of Cycle 1 or 2 of your choice (repeaters get a reduction of 40%)

  • follow a 50-hour stage/internship

  • receive a minimum of 6 treatments by a professional and recognised practitioner.

After passing the exam, students receive the certificate from the Shinzui Shiatsu School and a certificate from the Belgian Shiatsu Federation.

Are you a group of people interested in learning more about the Shinzui Bodywork Method, Shiatsu or any of the optional courses listed above? Or are you organizing a relevant event (live or online) and looking for expert contributors?

  • We arrange courses tailored to your request for groups of 8 people or more. From short introductory workshops at your location to 5- or 10-day programmes, and anything in between, anywhere in the world.

  • We can also contribute to your events: e.g. lead workshops, deliver guest presentations or class sessions, do podcast or vodcast interviews, contribute to expert panels, etc.

 

For more information, please contact us.

Are you a group of people interested in learning more about the Shinzui Bodywork Method, Shiatsu or any of the optional courses in our programs? Or are you organizing a relevant event (live or online) and looking for expert contributors?

Find out more about our customized courses for groups / guest contributions.