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My Distance Learning College


"Awaken the healing power of your hands."

The Shiatsu Practitioner exerts firm rhythmic pressure to the body using thumbs or fingers on a sequence of points designed to awaken the meridians. Shiatsu incorporates creative use of the whole body and includes stretching and leverage.

Tension is viewed as a stagnation of the bodily flows along the nerves, meridians, lymphatic ducts and blood vessels. Lack of exercise, poor diet, alcohol, drugs and stress all contribute significantly to this stagnation. These physical tensions or blocked emotions lock the homeostatic mechanism of the body, restricting proper functioning. Blockages or distortions can cause either an overflow of energy, "Jitsu" (excess) or an under-active condition "Kyo" (empty).

The pressure points or "tsubos" are reflections of the internal functioning of the body systems, and are used for diagnostic as well as treatment purposes. Treatment focuses not only on relieving pain and discomfort but also on responding to tensions and toxicities in the body before they develop into illnesses.

This course cover topics that include:

  • The Importance of Touch
  • Qualities of a Healer
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Energy Theory
  • Yin and Yang
  • Five Elements
  • Shiatsu Diagnosis
  • The Tsubo
  • Bo and Yu Points
  • Shiatsu Techniques
  • Body Treatments
  • Treatment Formulations
  • Setting up a Practice


Shiatsu Diploma

Shiatsu Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9082
cost $509.00
estimated time to
complete course
180 Hours
course materials
365 Days