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Classical Shiatsu

Classical Shiatsu Short Course
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Course duration: 9 weeks

Classical Shiatsu is a form of Shiatsu taught specifically at the Australian Shiatsu College, and is grounded in the work of Tokujiro Namakoshi.  It is distinct from other forms of Shiatsu, as use of TCM meridians and TCM meridian theory is not fundamental to Classical Shiatsu. However, an understanding of Western anatomy will support your study of Classical Shiatsu.

This style of Shiatsu predominantly uses fingers, thumbs and hands to palpate areas of the body, and to apply pressure to particular points and point sequences to assess and treat at the same time. It is a whole body approach to health and wellbeing and is derived from the main form of Shiatsu available in Japan today.

Classical Shiatsu runs for 9 weeks.

Those wishing to study further and become full Shiatsu Practitioners could then continue their studies in our Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine.

This short course has a prerequisite of prior study in Zen Shiatsu.


The next offering of this program will run in semester 2 2022.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 18th July to 12th September 2022

Day or Evening class options available (subject to enrolment numbers). ​

Australian Shiatsu College