Foundation Course in Shiatsu - 4 Day Intensive

With the European Shiatsu School Brighton

Introductory Course in Shiatsu Techniques and the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Whether you are looking for a workshop to improve your own well-being; are a therapist looking to broaden and deepen your skills; or are interested in studying to become a professional shiatsu practitioner, this is the course for you

• Give safe and effective shiatsu to friends and family
• Integrate new and powerful techniques into an already existing massage practice
• Develop your own awareness of Qi (energy) and enhance its movement within the body

Friday 30th June – Monday 3rd July  10:00-5:00pm
Dyke Road Natural Health Centre, 274 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5AE

In this 4 day course we will cover:

Practical Technique

Basic principles of shiatsu bodywork
How to use palms, fingers, thumbs, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to apply welcome pressure; relaxed use of body weight; how to offer maximum support and connection; and how to maintain a fluent continuity of technique.

Technique sequences in face down, face up, side and seated positions
Presenting a simple and safe, full body routine, which can be applied immediately to family and friends.

Methods to tonify, calm or disperse Qi
Including the kyo/jitsu method.

Regular practical feedback and evaluation
One to one feedback on your technique.


Introduction to Qi, meridians (channels), and tsubos (pressure points)
An explanation of what Qi is and how it circulates; with an overview of the channels through which Qi flows; plus a description of what constitutes a tsubo (pressure point).

Introduction to Yin / Yang and Five Elements Theory
Basic introduction to these theories of Chinese Medicine and their application to bodywork

General contra-indications
Circumstances when Shiatsu should not be applied.

Personal Development & Qi Enhancement

Specific exercises to develop your internal vitality and enhance your sensitivity to Qi.

A system of self-applied Shiatsu and exercise for treating yourself and for recommendation to others.

The foundation course (Stage 1) can be taken as a stand alone course for amateur use on family and friends and is a prerequisite for continuing onto the Shiatsu Bodywork course (stage 2) and years two and three of the full three year Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma.

Booking information

To book your place on the course please visit our website at

If you have any questions please feel free to ring me on 07 717 74 88 52.

Investment: The course is £395 (Early bird offer before 30th April £345). Number of places limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The course will be held at Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic, 274 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5AE.