Students are introduced to the Japanese art of healing touch, Shiatsu. This Japanese method, Shiatsu is taught to develop the student’s energetic and physical orientation toward working with the body. This course presents the main oriental theory of Yin and Yang and the oriental philosophy through Aikido, Yoga and Qui Gong along with the techniques of Shiatsu necessary for the effective practice of massage. Shiatsu is developed and practiced based on twelve meridians, and students will learn and practice how to release, stretches and tonify those meridians, along with oriental breathing, qui flow, intention and physical postures of the practitioner. Students are technically learned both Seating and Prone Position with 30 basic acupressure points and how to effectively treat the specific problems. Students have ample time each session to give and receive shiatsu under the supervision of the instructor.
At the end of the 1st week each students will be able to:
Shinzo Fujimaki was born in 1954 and since He was a little boy in Japan, He has been practicing the art of Shiatsu and for numerous time he heard this Namikoshi’s words through his TV program and it became a part of his life. Because of it, his main way of communication with his family, especially with mother was doing Shiatsu to her…and deeply recognized the power of healing energy. He could heal so many simple health problems such as shoulder tension and backache without any medications or even often without doctors. And most of all, He was so closed to my mother physically and emotionally, and without doubt, he cultivated his healing energy of “love” through Shiatsu. Yes, so many techniques we could learn but his main focus for the teaching is to teach the magic of “energy” ,call “Ki” in Japanese. He feels very confident that once you experience the flow of this magical energy, you will be fascinated with the healing power of “life”. And it naturally would lead not only healing but also creating your life itself.
Since He came to USA, he was devoted student of “Ki” and without doubt his main teacher was the Japanese martial art of AiKiDo. Philosophy of AiKiDo is to “ the way to harmonize the life energy (Ki) with love” this is always my base of healing and teaching . Because of this, he often quote the word of founder of Aikido, Ueshiba to my healing practice of Shiatsu.
Through decades of clinical practice in Shiatsu, Developed the modern modalities of “Mana Care”, a clinical form of Ai Chi which I call “E.A.S.Y.”, and Fire and Water at the wellness centers and massage schools in Japan, Europe and North America. As a nationally certified continuing education provider, wherever he teachs, there is also great demand for his lectures on The 5 Elements and how individuals can channel energy to increase vitality. Recently he was the main speaker on the 5 Elements at the Northwestern Health Science University.
In addition to being a teacher and author, he has a regular clinical practice in Maui, Hawaii. It was after dozens of years of applied healing that he began conceptualizing the fusion of Shiatsu and Yoga based in the Chinese philosophy of the 5 elements. He developed the practice of Mana Care and E.A.S.Y. to enable individuals to activate key acupressure points while moving through specific postures in a meditative manner both land and water.