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Acupressure Diploma

Our very popular Diploma in Acupressure Massage will allow you to gain full insurance to work as a professional therapist.  It incorporates diverse shiatsu techniques covering the 12 classical meridians, the theories and practical applications of classical Chinese medicine and Western anatomy and physiology equivalent to level 3


The course consists of 12 immersive weekends starting on the 29th September 2018 and 8 evening practice classes spread throughout the course. For previous graduates of the Foundation Course and for those with some previous experience we offer the possibility of joining us from the 17th November for 9 weekends of training.


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Course cost including Foundation Course (September Start Date): £2,295
Course cost excluding Foundation Course (November Start Date): £1,890
Deposit:  £350

£291.67£1,904.17 £291.67£1,829.17


Product Description

Acupressure Diploma 2018-19

9-12 weekends

Our very popular Diploma in Acupressure Massage will allow you to gain full insurance to work as a professional therapist, helping you fund your journey to becoming a fully qualified shiatsu practitioner.

Pre-requisites to starting in November (excluding the Foundation Course):

  • Foundation Course
  • Training in another Complementary Therapy – Opportunities to reduce your training time *

You will receive:

  • Certification in Acupressure Massage, to practice Acupressure as a professional 
  • A solid grounding in diverse shiatsu techniques covering all 12 classical meridians
  • A sound theoretical understanding of the functions of each meridian and how they affect the body
  • Training in the practice and therapeutic applications of 18-stance Shinbashi Qi-Gong
  • Hands on Anatomy training, incorporating movement exercises and an understanding of the classical meridian pathways
  • Physiology home study module equivalent to Level 3
  • 8 practice classes to reinforce learning and to gain an opportunity to meet other members of the school community
  • The Complete Shiatsu Guide Chris Jarmey and Gabriel Mojay


The syllabus:

  • A solid foundation in the theories and practical applications of Classical Chinese Medicine:

Including study into the 5 elements; Vital substance; Zang-Fu functions; diagnostic skills via Hara, Yu and Source points: looking diagnosis

  • Zen-Shiatsu

Methods to tonify, calm or disperse Qi; identifying and working with Kyo and Jitsu in the body; 12 shiatsu sequences covering all major classical meridian; Developing your quality of touch; Therapeutic stretches and Cross-fibre techniques.

  • Point Location and Tsubo Categories

Introduction to the major acupressure points and their uses

  • Regular feedback and support

Regular one-to-one feed back session and practice classes throughout the training

  • Applied understanding of Western Anatomy and Physiology

A&P equivelent to level 3



  • Shiatsu Diploma
  • Table Shiatsu Course
  • Seated Acupressure Course
  • Regular practice classes


Opportunity to reduce training time

* Are you a qualified Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist or similar? The European Shiatsu School is happy to consider individuals transferring skills to gain Direct Entry into the Shiatsu Acupressure course – applicants are assessed individually via interview


Find out more

Please contact us for more information or have a look at our prospectus

Additional Information

Shiatsu Acupressure Cert. Deposit

Shiatsu Acupressure Cert. Deposit

Shiatsu Acupressure Cert. (Incl. Foundation) 29/09/18 30/06/19

Shiatsu Acupressure Cert. (Incl. Foundation) 29/09/18-30/06/19

Shiatsu Acupressure Cert. (Excl. Foundation) 17/11/18 30/06/19

Shiatsu Acupressure Cert. (Excl. Foundation) 17/11/18-30/06/19