Are you looking to add techniques to your practice and take some of the strain off your body?
Do you want a new lens with which to view your clients' complaints? If so, this course is for you!
This course is developed specifically for those currently working as a professional therapist and has 3 main goals:
- to provide useful shiatsu techniques to add to your existing practice to take strain off your own body
- to give an introduction to basic Eastern Medical theory and shiatsu theory
- to provide useful self-care techniques for the busy professional therapist to ensure that you can maintain a thriving practice
Shiatsu is a popular style of Eastern Bodywork that uses comfortable, lean-on pressure. In this course you will learn a basic thumb sequence, use of elbow pressure and stretches.
You will learn the fundamentals of shiatsu pressure on the table. In addition, you will learn self-shiatsu techniques and various self-care exercises. This course is a mixture of theory and practice, with an emphasis on the practical components.
Saturday, October 15, 22, 29 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM.
Saturday, November 5, 19 and 26 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM.
Instructor: LORI EISLER, RMT, DOMP, DIPL ST
Lori has been teaching and practicing for over 25 years. She has an extensive background in shiatsu therapy, massage therapy and manual osteopathy. As a therapist she runs her own practice and is a member of the wellness team at a community yoga and Pilates studio in downtown Toronto. She taught at the former Shiatsu School of Canada (AIM) in varying capacities in the shiatsu program for over 20 years. She currently co-instructs a 12 week course in shiatsu at AIM.
Before moving into bodywork Lori had a dynamic career as a dancer and choreographer. With her university education in modern dance and experience as a performer she brings considerable knowledge of the body in motion. She recognizes the importance of movement and exercise to facilitate recovery and for preventative measures.
Lori continues her passion for movement with community theatre/dance projects with Kaeja d’Dance, a contemporary dance company. She is also an avid fan of yoga, Pilates, strengthening exercise and walking in nature.
Instructor: KIM DUNLOP, RMT
Kim Dunlop has worked as a therapist for over 20 years. As an RMT she utilized her background in shiatsu therapy with Swedish massage techniques and many other modalities including Dermo-neuro-modulation, Cranial Sacral techniques, Hot Stone therapy, Reflexology and Reiki to find the best treatment for her clients.
Kim’s compassionate approach provides a trusting, comfortable environment to help relieve stress, pain or discomfort. Her former career as a dancer and choreographer has given her a solid background in body mechanics. She understands how the body heals itself and the steps needed for recovery. Kim spent several years on the teaching staff at the Shiatsu School of Canada.
Currently she teaches massage workshops, guides meditations, and facilitates Accessible Nature Programs with Ecowisdom. Kim is working on a book compiling useful natural solutions, including self-massage for various conditions. In her spare time she walks a God dog named Zeus, gardens and plays around on a loom.