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Shiatsu Therapist

During the, at hbo level accredited, 4-year shiatsu therapist diploma course, you will learn to master the professional competences and study traditional oriental medicine and philosophy. It's more than just a way to learn a good profession, it gives you insights that lead to personal growth.

Help others heal

Shiatsu enhances the self-healing capacity of the body. With a shiatsu treatment you remove the blockages in the energy channels so that the life energy "Ki" can flow freely again. It gives great satisfaction to be able to positively influence the quality of a person's life in this way.


I have been invited by the European Shiatsu Congress to write an article about shiatsu during a rich lifetime of practicing and teaching. Shiatsu is a lot of things if you search for representations. One thing not found in the standard definitions is the relationship between shiatsu and Ki and the awareness of it. You could say that more shiatsu and less Ki are theoretical when learning. Actually, more Ki and less theory are preferable especially when starting.

Ki is a little word which has much to say although it does not speak. Ki is some kind of invisible energy which is seen in its manifestations. Contrary to many understandings Ki is a conscious energy which has no form. We, however, are full of it and we relate it to life; generally ours.

Shiatsu is a whole bunch of actions designed to communicate with situations involving this Ki which has been described in terms of Oriental medicine so that we can actually work with it and become more aware of its remarkable existence. The more we are aware of Ki as an unimaginable core, the better we will feel and the more satisfying will be our shiatsu. The effect this has on the people we teach and treat is huge and often subtle in a way that our clients are not yet aware of.

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The shiatsu diploma course is a valuable way to learn something that makes you feel good. You can use these skills to help your family and friends, just like people in Japan have been doing for hundreds of years. Experience peace, joy, connection and gather valuable insights that will help you further on your life path. Starts April 4, 2020.

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You can register online or use our registration form. You can find more information on how to register and get nice discounts on this page: REGISTRATION for all courses!

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€ 1.100

Shiatsu level 1

Anushka Hofman
Accredited at hbo level. In the first year, the foundation is laid for future professional practice.
€ 1.100

Shiatsu level 2

Sebastiaan van Leeuwen
Accredited at hbo level. In the second year the study of the meridian system forms the central theme.
NSKS Alan Nash
€ 1.100

Shiatsu level 3

Alan Nash
Accredited at hbo level. In the third year the focus is on diagnosis using Setsu Shin (touch).
€ 1.100

Shiatsu level 4

Yuichi Kawada
Accredited at hbo level. The 4th year taught by Japanese teacher Sensei Kawada, treats the 8 “Curious Vessels".
NSKS Basis- en familiecursus
€ 140

Shiatsu and Do-In basic course

Alan Nash
For the entire family. A combination of Do-In and Shiatsu: “Ki” development and meridian stretches and basic techniques of Classical Shiatsu.
Locatie weekseminar NSKS in Lunteren
€ 825

Transformational week seminar

Alan Nash
Accredited at hbo level. Featuring the 60 classic element points and specialised techniques such as 'koppo' & 'sotai' (tapping & manipulation techniques).
€ 185

Diagnosis Seminar

Alan Nash
Accredited at hbo level. Teaches students how to obtain diagnostics using conversational techniques, anamnesis, and treatment.
€ 185

Meridians Seminar

Alan Nash
Accredited at hbo level. Intended to further enhance and deepen your existing knowledge of the meridian system and theory.