Shiatsu Course

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Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Shiatsu
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Shiatsu Practitioner

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Shiatsu, is a form of Oriental massage. The name comes from the Japanese word ‘shi’, meaning finger, and ‘atsu’, meaning pressure.  The techniques are easily learned and are wonderfully effective when performed well.


  •  Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is Shiatsu?
      • Western Medicine
      • The Oriental Concept of Health and Disease
      • Qi
      • Yin and Yang
      • The Correspondences
      • Yin and Yang Relationships in Health and Illness
  • Lesson Two
    • Energy Flow
      • Qi and the Five Elements
      • The Law of Five Elements
      • The Mother-Son Rule
      • The Noon-Midnight Law
      • The Five Elements and their Correspondences
  • Lesson Three
    • Shiatsu Diagnosis
      • More on the Five Elements and their Correspondences
      • Linking Up with the Law of Five Elements
      • Methods of Diagnosis
  • Lesson Four
    • The Meridians
      • The Yin Meridians
      • The Yang Meridians
      • The Central Meridians
      • TheMeridianFlow
      • Meridian Keyword Associations
  • Lesson Five
    • The Tsubo
      • The Nomenclature
      • Numbers of Points
      • Body Measurement – The Rule of Thumb
      • The Distal Points
      • The Three Tonifiers
  • Lesson Six
    • Bo and Yu Points
      • Bo Points
      • Yu Points
  • Lesson Seven
    • Shiatsu Techniques
      • Preliminary Points
      • Cautionary Notes
      • Yin and Yang
      • Think of Using your Energy
      • Opening the Meridians
      • Press Techniques
      • Percussion Techniques
      • Rolling and Kneading Techniques
      • How Many Treatments?
  • Lesson Eight
    • Shiatsu Treatment
      • Treating the Back of the Body
      • Observation
      • Loosening the Back Muscles
      • Loosening the Leg Muscles
      • Rocking the Spine (Torsion)
      • Pressing the Tsubo
      • Working on the Hips
      • Working on the Feet
      • Soles Touching
  • Lesson Nine
    • Shiatsu Treatment (Continued)
      • Treating the Front of the Body
      • Ampuku and Other Body Shiatsu
      • Ampuku Therapy
      • Ampuku Techniques
      • Leg Shiatsu
      • Shoulder, Arm and Chest Treatment
      • Neck and Facial Shiatsu
      • The Finish
  • Lesson Ten
    • The Formulary
      • The Healing Crisis
      • Treatment Timing
      • A – Z Index

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £30
  • OR
  • Pay the total course fee in one sum of £400 £380 and also receive a special Gift from our selection – free. Please click here to view the gifts

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271.

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