Shiatsu Foundation – 3 Wknds 2024


This 6-day Shiatsu Foundation course is designed to equip the beginner student with a solid grounding in Shiatsu bodywork and a more extensive introduction to the theories of Chinese medicine.
• Give safe and effective shiatsu to friends and family • Integrate new and powerful techniques into an already existing massage practice • Develop your own awareness of Qi (energy) and enhance its movement within the body

Course cost: £625
Early bird Price:  £545 (if booked and paid in full by 28/01/24)
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Foundation Course 2024

6 Days (over 3 weekends)

Spring 2024 (Dates TBC)

This 6 Day Shiatsu Foundation is designed to equip the beginner student with the necessary skills to give good, safe, introductory shiatsu to friends and family. You will learn how to use your own body posture efficiently in order to relax a recipient and boost their energy level. Fun and practically focused, it will also include a comprehensive introduction to the theories of Traditional Chinese medicine and how these can applied to bodywork.

Suitable for

  • Complete beginners
  • Complementary therapists

You will receive:

  • Understanding of the basic/core principles of good Shiatsu
  • Shiatsu skills for use on friend and family
  • Qigong, Makko ho and Do-inexercises for self development
  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Medicine and its applications to shiatsu
  • “Shiatsu Foundation Course”book by Chris Jarmey

The syllabus:

  • Introduction to the theories and practical applications of Classical Chinese Medicine:

Including study into Qi, meridians (channels), tsubos (pressure points); Yin / Yang and the 5 elements

  • Zen-Shiatsu

Moving from your Hara with ease; Sequences in prone, supine, side and seated positions; Methods to tonify, calm or disperse Qi

  • Qigong, Makko ho and Do-in exercises

Develop your internal vitality and enhance your sensitivity to Qi.

  • Practical feedback and support


  • Acupressure Diploma
  • Regular practice classes


Payment plans available

Various payment options are available such as monthly installments, please enquire for details.
Although we offer easy payment terms, starting the course does make you liable to pay the full balance of the fees, whether you complete the course or not.

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Terms & Conditions

  • You are signing up to a hands-on beginners Shiatsu and Chinese medicine theory course
  • The course costs £395 – £595 depending on whether you sign up for the 4-day intensive or 3 weekend version of the course  If you choose to book early and pay upfront, you will be given a £50 discount.
  • After completion of this course, you will be able to give basic, safe, and effective Shiatsu for rest and relaxation to friends and family.  You cannot gain insurance to work as a professional massage practitioner.  This course is intended as an entry point for our professional massage qualifications – the Professional Certificate in Acupressure and Professional Shiatsu Diploma. 
  • On successful completion of the course, you will also be eligible to apply for our Professional Certificate in Acupressure (additional 9 months training) and subsequently our Professional Shiatsu Diploma (an additional 2 years training – 3 years in total).  The Shiatsu Diploma is fully recognised level 4 national diploma course. 
  • From the date you sign up you have a two-week cooling off period in which to change your mind. Please be clear that this is the course you want before booking! We are always happy to answer questions in the office 9am – 4pm Monday-Friday
  • During this two-week period, if you decide to cancel, you will receive a refund minus the course registration fees (£100)
  • After this two-week cooling off period no refunds can be issued and in the event of cancellation you agree to pay the full cost of the course (£395/595)
  • If you are on a payment plan you agree to your payments continuing until the agreed costs have been paid
  • In the event of extenuating circumstances (deaths, serious illness), individual circumstances will be considered, and students unable to complete their current Foundation course can be moved to the next course. This will be at the Directors discretion and evidence of circumstances (i.e.: medical notes) may be asked for. Please note no refunds can be given
  • If you test positive for covid or you have another genuine illness (e.g. sickness, diarrhoea) please don’t come to class, call the teacher running that day (phone numbers are in your syllabus) so we don’t worry about you
  • If you miss more than half the course we will offer you a transfer to the next date. No refunds can be given
  • You must attend all hands-on sessions
  • All fees must be paid

Other Fees:

  • Reissuing certificates £25

If due to circumstances beyond ESS Brighton’s control the course has to be withdrawn, the company is not to be held responsible or accountable. A new date or course credit will be offered, no refunds will be issued.

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6 Day Foundation 2024

6 Day Foundation 2024