Shiatsu massage is a non-invasive therapy designed to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself using pressure points to assess and treat a variety of conditions. Shiatsu massage has been proven to treat stress-related symptoms and other common medical problems such as chronic headache, insomnia, hypertension, constipation, diarrhea, asthma, stiff neck, and shoulders, menstrual irregularity, and muscle and joint pain. Shiatsu massage also speeds recovery and rehabilitation after an illness, accident, or surgery, such as stroke, whiplash, or a mastectomy.
Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo offers chair, table and floor shiatsu massage treatments. As part of their extensive training, our students offer chair and table shiatsu at 826 Broadview Ave., and floor shiatsu massage at 873 Broadview Ave. You may also book a floor shiatsu treatment from a professional at 873 Broadview Ave.
In order for our students to get experience practicing in a work environment, Shiatsu Academy accepts fieldwork assignments from institutions and businesses. Whether it is a health fair or an invitation from a company, our students enjoy the opportunity to test their skills on clients outside of a clinic. If a company or educational institution would like our students to come to their facility and give their employees and colleagues shiatsu treatments, the school will accept such assignments providing we are given sufficient notice time. The school relishes the opportunity to become active in communities and spread the knowledge of how good shiatsu treatments are. Fieldwork assignments are free of charge except for expenses like transportation, parking, etc. If your business wants to experience shiatsu, please call 416-406-4111 or email email@example.com.
Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo is Toronto’s only certified Namikoshi shiatsu training school taught by Kensen Sensei, student of the originator of traditional Japanese shiatsu, Tokujiro Namikoshi Sensei and his son, Toru Namikoshi Sensei. The Academy is the only one in Toronto that offers mid-afternoon and evening courses to part-time students. This gives students the freedom to hold a day job while completing a 2-year diploma to become a Shiatsu Practitioner.
The diploma program is a 2-year commitment that covers 2,200 hours. The program includes classes on Shiatsu Training, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Eastern Medical Theory, Natural Therapies as well as practical shiatsu training in our Student Clinic and Field Work. The school follows a January-December schedule.
Course schedule: November 2 – December 7, Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $120 and includes the book Shiatsu Doh
Instructor: Ross Oakes, Principal
Shiatsu is a great branch of alternative medicine that is an effective way of staying healthy and avoiding many of the medical problems that can occur in life. Many clients having experienced a shiatsu treatment, desire to learn this healing practice themselves, and the first kind of shiatsu they learn is basic or self-shiatsu that allows them to use shiatsu on themselves, so that they can find relief from some of the problems that may plague them because of the stresses they have to face in life.
Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo offers special-interest courses for those who want to learn more about shiatsu and living a healthier life. Members of the public can take courses on Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Massage and Natural Therapies, Public Health, and CPR/First Aid to name a few.
Should a member of the public become interested in becoming a full-time student at any time during the academic year, they will be eligible to enroll in any non-prerequisite course/module that has yet to start and have it count towards their Shiatsu Diploma when they formally sign a contract.
Keep Your Job! Shiatsu Academy Is An Evening School
Shiatsu Academy recognizes that many of its students need to work in order to take courses and make ends meet. Therefore we schedule most of our non-shiatsu courses in the evenings and late afternoons from Monday to Thursday, to make it easier for students to work and study at the same time. Almost all of our shiatsu courses are held on Saturday mornings from 9 until 12. We also allow our students to take the courses and modules part time so that they can earn a living while studying. We want our students to be solvent upon graduation.