Faculty Profile: Carlos Praniauskas

Carlos PraniauskasCarlos Praniauskas Dipl.ST, MQP (Medical Qi Gong Practitioner)

Instructor: Medical Qi Gong

Carlos Praniauskas completed the 2,200 hour Shiatsu Therapy Diploma Program at AIM Academy in 1988.

He became a Shiatsu Instructor at AIM Academy in 1990 and 3 years later Clinic Supervisor. His excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge within the field of Shiatsu therapy, created a wonderful learning environment for Shiatsu students.

Carlos has devoted his life to the continuously expanding his knowledge within the field of Shiatsu Therapy. Carlos chose to refine his technique by learning other forms of Shiatsu Therapy by attending seminars on Seiki Therapy under Master Aklinobu Kishi as well as Tao Shiatsu under Master Ryokyu Endo, Toru Namikoshi, Kiiko Matsumoto, Honora Lee Wolfe. He continued to work alongside leaders in the Shiatsu field; individuals such as Tetsuro Saito who introduced Shiatsu to Canada and Kaz Kamiya, founder of AIM Academy.
Carlos first studied Qigong under Dr. Zaimen Shen from 1987 to 1990, later on with Master Wu. He also studied Qigong at the Acupuncture and Integrated Medical College in Berkeley, California where he received his certification as a Medical Qigong Practitioner in 2006. 

This form of moving mediation exercise has proven to help reduce therapist burn out and increases overall health, flexibility and wellbeing. Qi Gong  is an important component to any healthy practice for both client and therapist. The incorporation of Qigong to the Shiatsu practice allows the practitioner/individual the chance to connect to a deeper energetic level, elevating the effectiveness of the treatments. Qigong not only helps physical complaints but also helps to release deep emotional blockages or trauma.
He currently operates his own Shiatsu and Qigong Practice in Toronto and has done so since 1988.


Phone: 416-323-1818

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm