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Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu

...utilizes Japanese Shiatsu techniques, Chinese Medicine theory and Western methods of soft tissue manipulation. Dietary and herbal methods are also included to create a comprehensive integrated treatment method.


Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu Long Definition

The long definition of IES is: a Japanese Healing Art for integrating the body, mind and spirit using Japanese Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Style manipulation.

  • Origin & Development of KANPO (Classic Traditional Chinese Medicine).
  • Mechanism and function of the human body system of TCM.
  • Traveling routes of Twelve Meridian Lines, two extra vessels and points and traveling routes and branches of Twelve Tendon Meridian Lines and therapy.
  • Relationship between massage and theories of Five Parenchymatous and Six Hollow Viscera.


Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu Five Criteria

  1. Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in teaching the AOBTA® 500 Hour Curriculum. This includes Yin/Yang Theory, Five Transformations, Eight Principles and Six Divisions with applied knowledge of the associations connected with the above concepts.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and application of the Four Examinations.
  3. Integrate western anatomy, physiology and, in some measure, bodywork principles and techniques into the specific technique. This may include but is not limited to craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage and neuromuscular therapy.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to organize assessment information, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects, in creating a wholistic profile that provides the basis for active participation of the client in the treatment strategy.
  5. There is a treatment strategy and demonstrable technique incorporating the above. The fundamental tool of our technique is our hands, although feet, etc. are equally viable, on the table or mat. The intent of our technique is to affect the vital substances through application of our technique to the meridian system.

Five Criteria PDF

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