with Cindy Anderson
Mondays ONLY, July 7 – July 28, 2014
$375 ($100 Deposit)
**THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED.**
**10% discount for TLC students/grads**
Prerequisites: minimum 300 hours of massage training or its equivalent. Other health professionals, acupuncturists, movement therapists, etc. are welcome depending on prior experience of studying and/or receiving massage and bodywork. Call 374-9222 for more information.
Shiatsu in Japanese means “finger pressure”; it is a type of bodywork consisting of finger and palm pressure and stretches. Learn the brilliant model of the five elements, meridians, chi, yin-yang, key points for relief of excesses and deficiencies which affect structure and energy. In Shiatsu I, students learn shiatsu-based soft tissue manipulations and energetic methodologies designed to free the body, mind and spirit, with emphasis on the back of the body. Students will learn specific sequences of acupressure points, passive stretches, tractions, and compressions to deeply relieve musculo-skeletal and energetic tension. Emphasis will also be placed on the hara (centering), superlative body mechanics, and the focus on mindfulness that will add to all the other forms of bodywork you do energetic tension.
Other health professionals, acupuncturists, movement therapists, etc. are welcome depending on prior experience of studying and/or receiving massage and bodywork. Call 374-9222 for more information.
The Book of Shiatsu by Paul Lundberg is required reading for this class.
Students – please wear loose comfortable clothing; yoga attire is great.
Bring a blanket and a few small pillows to amplify your comfort when working on the floor. Please note this work does promote and require flexibility and grace. If you have any particular physical challenges, please consult with us before registering for this course, so we can give you the best guidance.
Cindy Anderson, LMT, MTI has been a massage therapy instructor since 1991 and an enthusiastic student and practitioner of massage therapy since 1989. She has specialized in Shiatsu since 1992, studying with many national teachers including a special shiatsu certification course with Shinzo Fujimaki at Harbin Hot Springs School of Shiatsu and Massage in California. She also practices Swedish massage, chair massage, Thai yoga massage, Ashiatsu, lomi lomi, hot stone, deep massage, sports massage, and many advanced hydrotherapies. Her passion for giving, receiving, learning, and teaching bodywork has also led her to study reflexology, and to become certified in Waterdance, Watsu and Jin Shin Jyutsu.