Introduction to Shiatsu


Fifteen Holistic Wellness Certificate hours

Shiatsu is the ancient healing art that uses finger pressure to stimulate the self-healing powers inherent in the human body. The main objective of this workshop is awareness of the location of the 12 organ meridians and their practical application. The theories of ki, yin-yang, the 12 organ meridians, and the five elements will be discussed. Participants will learn how to give a full body Shiatsu session with the client fully clothed. Bring a beach towel or sheet, and a pillow case. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. A $5 fee for materials is payable at the workshop.

Program fee $119

2 meetings
Saturdays, July 12 & 19
9 am – 5 pm
Community Center 103 4900.001

Presenter: Gretchen Thomas – Is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist and Acupressure Practitioner who has been teaching bodywork for many years.

Holistic Wellness Certificate Program

Holistic health and wellness is a state of well-being which brings about an optimal level of physical, mental, and spiritual functioning. Because of the nature of some programs, more emphasis may be placed on one of the main components of holistic health and wellness. However, each holistic workshop is designed to encompass mind, body, and spirit. The hours may be applied towards satisfying some of the training requirements for a massage technician license, if desired. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of 25 hours or more of instruction. The certificate program must be completed within a three-year period. Programs are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. If a participant is not interested in the Wellness Certificate, these programs may be taken on an individual basis. Attendance at all meetings is required to obtain instruction hours towards the Wellness Certificate. Each program’s hours may be applied only once towards the certificate.

Golden West College Community Education and Activities is an approved school recognized by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). It is also recognized by the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), school ID number 246975.

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