555-Hour Massage Certificate: Eastern Focus
Eastern Massage is a bodywork style with roots in Asian cultures. Our Eastern track teaches students Shiatsu, a Japanese form of massage based on Classical Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu translates as “finger pressure”, and uses the techniques of compression, rocking, stretching and percussion.
The purpose of Shiatsu is to balance the flow of energy in the body, achieving many of the same benefits as Western-style massage. Clients remain fully clothed and no lubricants are used in a Shiatsu session. In addition to a foundation in Western massage, Eastern track students focus on learning the Shiatsu form and basic principles of Classic Chinese Medicine to apply in daily living.
The program has been approved by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists and the Washington Department of Health Board of Massage. OSM is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for training certification and as a continuing education provider.
555-Hour Shared Core CurriculumShared Core classes are those that are taken by students pursuing either the Western or Eastern Focus program.
|Anatomy & Physiology I||30|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||30|
|Anatomy & Physiology III||30|
|Kinesiology Upper Body||30|
|Kinesiology Lower Body||30|
|Massage Upper Body||30|
|Massage Lower Body||30|
|Communication and Ethics||30|
|Business of Massage||15|
Eastern Focus CurriculumThe courses below are unique to the Eastern Focus program.
|Shiatsu Short Form Clinic||45|
|Shiatsu Short Form Tutorial||3|
Total – 555 Hours
For course descriptions of required classes, click here.