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Join my facebook group everything shiatsu 1 Reply

Started by Mihael Mamychshvili. Last reply by Mihael Mamychshvili Oct 4, 2011.

How Is Shiatsu Therapy Viewed Where You Practice? 4 Replies

Started by Mihael Mamychshvili. Last reply by Mihael Mamychshvili May 2, 2011.

The placement of cups in cupping. 5 Replies

Started by Stephen Jeffrey. Last reply by Truc Dinh Nov 16, 2010.

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Comment by Charles West on January 13, 2013 at 8:49pm

February 23, 2013, Acupressure for Stress (Sat., 9am-6pm) Knoxville, TN. Instructor: Charles West, LMT.  NCBTMB Approved Provider #450843-08.  8 CE hours.  Only $125 if paid by 2/9/13 or $150 after. or 865-694-3144.

Comment by Lisa Hubbard on April 30, 2012 at 11:23pm
Next Oregon Contemporary Cupping Workshop May 26th-28th in PORTLAND!!!
Sign up soon..... space limited to 16 students!!!!  24 CE
Be the first to get your hands on the NEW clearly Baguanfa cups and Bell Tools sets!!!
Comment by Diedre Seeley on May 9, 2011 at 7:13am
Tracy, There is an Ohashiatsu Instructor in Ann Arbor.  For more information on classes or to contact Frances Farmer, log on to and in the upper right hand corner click on "Find an Instructor..." Good luck.
Comment by Bruce Schaefer on May 4, 2011 at 4:23pm
Has anyone used the techniques for Hara Shiatsu from the book, Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on the Sea? What were your results or thoughts? Thank you.
Comment by Daniel Cohen on March 29, 2011 at 9:45pm
Is anyone from Massachusetts? I read the state massage regulation which exempts Asian Bodywork from licensing. Can anyone say why this was done? I'd also like to know how this affects competition with Bodyworkers who are not licensed and Massage Therapists who are licensed. This is different than anything I have seen before.
Comment by Daniel Cohen on February 18, 2011 at 10:23pm
Tracey look for a Chinese Martial Artist (Qi Gong, Kung Fu) Masters are trained in TCM. You can get a traditional education from them. If you find a high level Hapkido Master from Korea they may know Hwal Bup Do which is the Korean healing art which among manual healing I think is one of the best. Among Japanese a Ju Jitsu Master may know the Japanese traditional healing art. You might also find in a Japanese community a practitioner of traditional healing, such as Sekkotsu (接骨). If you find one of these traditional teachers you will learn a more complete system of healing than any of the branded classes.
Comment by Diedre Seeley on October 29, 2010 at 6:19am
If anyone is interested in studying Ohashiatsu in the Burlington area, let me know. I am a certified Ohashiatsu Instructor and just moved to Colchester/Milton.
Comment by Tracey Dawson on September 22, 2010 at 5:49pm
Wow, thanks Michael for the fast response! I'll give the link a look. With all the books and dvd's out there, it's nice to get a referral.
Comment by Michael Turton on September 22, 2010 at 4:11pm
Tracey, I don't know about online certifications but you can find some Tuina instruction manuals and DVD's here
Bill Helm is an AOBTA certified instructor, the Dean of Allied Arts at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Director of the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego. Bill also teaches classes at Mueller College of Massage and IPSB.
Comment by Tracey Dawson on September 22, 2010 at 2:50pm
I am a traditionally western trained mt. Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial etc. However, my view on healthcare is straight up TCM. I was not raised this way to be certain but my time living in Shanghai began an awakening in me that has brought me around to the truth within me and that is I was born to practice TCM massage. Unfortunatly, I've been unable to find a Tuina certification program here in Michigan. You would think there would be one in Ann Arbor with their huge asian student population, but alas I've not found one. I have found a five day certification class in Boston this May and am thinking of attending. Does anyone know of any online classes in Tuina that are decent to get me started? I would love to get some basic information.

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