|November 27th, 2011, Continuing Professional Education Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
|Participants: Kiyoshi, Yoko, Yusuke, Teruyo, Nozomi, Mariko, Kaz, Kojiro and Ikuko|
the workshop, we browsed the literature which Kiyoshi had brought from
Japan. One is "Consideration about Shiatsu" written by Rinzo Suzuki
Sensei, Shiatsu instructor of Japan Shiatsu College. The other one is
the research report about "How Shiatsu in anterior cervical region and
lateral crural region influences pupil diameter".
Suzuki Sensei referred three principles of Shiatsu which are 1. vertical pressure, 2. sustained pressure, 3. concentration. He especially explained the importance of vertical pressure. In addition, the importance of "Sasae-atsu" ;Supporting recipient's body by four fingers was suggested. In the discussion, we talked about how to apply pressure without strain as well as how can we make vertical pressure.
After the discussion, we exchange Shiatsu treatment each other.
|October 23rd, 2011, Continuing Professional Education Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
|Participants: Kiyoshi, Yoko, Keita, Yuske, Teruyo, Nozomi, Mariko, Hiroaki, Kazu, Taro and Ikuko|
|This time, each member brought
concerns which we have in giving Shiatsu treatment to clients to share
and solve them.
The topics were:
・How to treat a client who has pain in right side of shoulder to 5th finger
・How to treat clumpy stiff shoulder
・Treatment policy for a client who has a knee pain
・How to treat Heel pain
・Neck and upper back treatment in Gyoga position
・What to place importance on during treatment
We shared our opinions through not only discussion but also practical.
Though we are doing same technique, each therapist has different sensibility and characteristic. It was shown up especially in a discussion of "What to place importance on during treatment". Such as 'To make client's body relax and even sleep', 'To communicate with a client frequently', 'To remove surficial stiffness quickly to approach the cause deeply inside', 'To apply slow and fluent pressure not to make clients tense'.
|September 25th, 2011, Continuing Professional Education
Program, Jikiden-kai was
held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.
|Guest Speaker: Sarah (instructor)
Participants: Kiyoshi, Yoko, Koujiro, Keita, Teruyo, Nozomi, Mariko, Makiko, Momoko, Kana, Hiro, Taro and Ikuko
was our first time that we hire an instructor to the workshop. We had
invited a Kinesiology instructor whose name is Sarah and she mainly
talked about Sports Injuries. It was also our first time to invite a
guest who is not a Shiatsu Professional. She showed us new perspective
of human body and treatment method. I am sure that her lecture made our
treatment various to meet the needs of clients.
She explained the causes of major sports injuries such as Tennis elbow, Wrist injury, Ankle sprain, Rotator cuff problems, ACL tears and Back pain.
Exercise for preventation and recovery
|August 30th, 2011, Continuing Professional Education Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
|Participants: Kiyoshi, Koujiro, Yoko, Keita, Yusuke, Teruyo,
Sae and Ikuko
Koujiro was a student of Japan Shiatsu College, he made a study on
scientific evidence of Shiatsu therapy as a member of research group.
In this workshop, he made a presentation about one of their researches
"How the abdominal Shiatsu treatment influences pupil diameter".
Pupil diameters are controlled by autonomic nerves. Sympathetic nerve activates dilator pupilae muscle which dilates pupils (mydriasis). On the other hand, parasympathetic nerve activates Sphincter pupilae muscle which strangulates pupils (miosis).
The experiment showed that Abdominal Shiatsu treatment contracts pupill diameter significantly. It suggests that abdominal Shiatsu treatment activates parasympathetic nerve function which helps improve human's natural healing ability.
Here is the research of last year!
Before treatment After treatment
Presentation by Koujiro
|July 23rd, 2011, Continuing Professional Education Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
|Special guest: Takuo Ikenaga Shiatsu master
Participants: Kiyoshi, Yoko, Akiko, Kazumi, Keita, Hiroaki, Yusuke, Donny, Kana, Teruyo, Toshiya, Guillaume, Said, Makiko, Mariko, Sae, Manami, Momoko and Ikuko
father, Takuo Ikenaga Shiatsu master joined us as a special guest.
Takuo Sensei has been practicing Shiatsu more than 50 years! He
demonstrated case-by-case treatment. We all were riveted by his veteran
Shiatsu treatment for Tinnitus
Shiatsu treatment for neck pain
Shiatsu treatment for Frozen shoulder
Shiatsu treatment for Strained back
Shiatsu treatment for Cramp in Calf
|June 26th, 2011, Continuing Professional Education Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
Kiyoshi, Yoko, Akiko, Keita, Kazumi, Yusuke, Nozomi, Teruyo, Toshinori,
Taro, Manami, Masako, Said, Guillaume, Hiroaki, Momoko, Masao, Kojiro,
Sae and Ikuko
|The theme of the workshop was
"How to treat lower back pain".
Same as the last workshop, we discussed in groups of 5 members about the theme. After that, we made a presentation from each group to share the ideas and techniques.
The presentations of group A
The presentations of group B
The presentations of group C
The presentations of group D
|May 21st, 2011, Continuing Professional Education Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
|Special guest: Toshihiro Miyawaki Sensei
Participants: Kiyoshi, Yoko, Akiko, Kazumi, Yusuke, Mike, Makiko, Mariko, Mie, Nozomi, Mari, Kojiro, Hiroaki, Toshiya, Teruyo, Toshinori, Kanako, Maho, Mayumi, Yayoi, Kana, Manami, Masako, Taro, Momoko, Masao, Sae, Said, Guillaume and Ikuko
invited Toshihiro Miyawaki Sensei as a special guest speaker and it
became a great success. Toshinori Miyawaki Sensei graduated from Japan
Shiatsu College in Tokyo in 1981, which means his career as a Shiatsu
Professiona spans 30 years. Recently, he was acting for Shiatsu growth
in Argentina for more than 2years. He was also teaching and giving
Shiatsu treatment at Shiatsu Argentina.
On the way back to Japan, much to our delight, he had been staying in
Vancouver. He attended not only the workshop as well as Shiatsu charity
held on the 20th. Though he had been treating people for 5 hours
without a break at the charity, he energetically gave us a lecture in a
genial manner. 30 members attended this workshop. It was almost all the
people of JSC Shiatsu Professional!
Q. How much is Shiatsu known in Argentina?
A. Shiatsu is widely spread in Argentina, but most of them are Zen Shiatsu. There is only one school which teaches original Shiatsu, and I was working there.
Q. What’s the percentage of Japanese descended students and clients?
A. Just a few. 98 percent of the students and clients are local.
Q. What are the chief complains of the clients?
A. Neck, shoulder stiffness, headache and back pain (caused by hernia and spinal canal stenosis)
Q. How many Shiatsu therapists are there in Argentina?
A. I’m not sure. However, the college was established more than 10 years ago. I guess not a few.
Q. What is the most difficult thing when you are teaching Shiatsu?
A. Teaching in Spanish! Argentines think logically. I had to teach verbally and logically.
Shiatsu exchange is the shortest way to improve Shiatsu skill. Receive Shiatsu not only from experienced therapists but also from beginners. Compare the difference between them and reflect it in your own treatment. You are lucky if you have fellows who give you candid feedback. When our skills improve, Shiatsu itself receives increased recognition.
|April 17th, 2011, Continuing Professional Eduation Program,
Jikiden-kai was held at Yaletown Clinic.
|Participants: Kiyoshi, Yoko, Akiko, Teruyo, Hiroaki and Ikuko|
|No specific theme was set, so we
gave and received 60min. Shiatsu
treatment each other arranged for one's condition. We learned a lot
receiving Shiatsu as well as being healed. Hiroaki has just joined
|March 27th, 2011, Continuing Professional Eduation Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy Main Campus.|
|Participants: Yoko, Keita, Kazumi, Yusuke, Mike, Taro, Mariko and Ikuko|
|In March workshop, we learned
CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) by the instructor from Red Cross.
We learned mainly three things;
How to call 911
How to use AED (Autonomatic External Defibrillator)
How to treat choking
The 2-hour lecture flew by because it was so great and realistic.
The knowledge about CPR is necessary for all the healthcare workers. As I.S.I. benefits, I hope that Continuing Professional Education will be the place where our members can learn a lot of things not only Shiatsu technique.
|February 28th, 2011, Continuing Professional Eduation Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Yaletown Clinic.|
|Participants: Kiyoshi, Yusuke, Kazumi, Keita, Mayumi, Manami,
Kanako, Toshinori, Kana, Teruyo, Nozomi and Ikuko
theme of the workshop was "How to protect yourself when you perform
Shiatsu". Smooth pressure is created by your comfortable and proper
posture. You need to acquire how to protect your body from performing
Shiatsu. When you are in good condition, you can offer good treatments.
At first, we watched Rinzo Suzuki's instruction (One of the main instructors of Japan Shiatsu College) through DVD, which taught us how to build up our hands and lower limbs as well as the posture when we apply pressure.
After that, we took a video of each member's posture of performing Shiatsu. And we discussed how to improve our posture referring the DVD. Each therapist has a different body and Shiatsu style. I hope each member can find out their own way which is best suited to them.
|January 23rd, 2011, Continuing Professional Eduation Program, Jikiden-kai was held at Yaletown Clinic.|
|Participants: Akiko, Yusuke, Kazumi, Keita, Mayumi, Manami,
Kanako, Toshiya, Toshinori, Kana, Teruyo, Masako, Nozomi and Ikuko
theme of the workshop was "Stretches". Combining Shiatsu and Stretching
makes the treatment effective and long lasting. We shared how to
include stretches during sessions and how to advice the clients to
stretch by themselves at home.
I will introduce some of the stretches we shared! They are Here !
Though stretching is effective, there is also a risk of harm to the clients. To prevent an accident…
1. Ask the client if he/she has any limitations on the joints.
2. Observe the client’s face, breathing and stiffened muscles when you are giving stretches and adjust the strength and angle of the stretch.
3. When you are not sure if you can give a stretch of the right strength, just ask client how they are feeling.
Also, when you advise about a stretch at home...
1. Tell them to have a stretch when their bodies are warm enough, for example, after taking shower.
2. Advise simple stretches. The clients won't be able to replicate complicated ones by themselves.