640-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.
640-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|
|Advanced Practice Skills||40|
640-Hour Eastern Focus CurriculumThe courses below are unique to the Eastern Focus program.
|Shiatsu Short Form Clinic||45|
|Shiatsu Short Form Tutorial||3|