Download a copy of this shiatsu classic by Saul Goodman and help family & clients recover health.
Shiatsu puts the tools of health into your own hands.
Learn techniques to strengthen your clients' digestion & circulation.
This online shiatsu course presents a powerful treatment protocol for working with the digestive and circulatory systems through the hara (abdomen). Detailed videos and accompanying written materials will lead you step-by-step through each technique. Learn a sequence of treatment that can be integrated with any modality of hands-on bodywork, and provide every client with the tremendous benefits of stronger digestion and circulation.
In addition to technique instruction, you will be introduced to a unique theory of hara that will expand your capacity to give strong, transformative treatments. There is also a section on facial diagnosis to help you assess what techniques are most important for each client. If you are eager to increase the physical, emotional and spiritual vitality of your clients, then this course is for you.
How does the course work?
First, you need to enroll in the course by clicking on the link at the beginning or end of this page and going through the check-out process. Once you are enrolled, you will gain immediate access to the online classroom. You will see a list of sections, each with techniques that are presented through video and written materials. All of the material is presented in step-by-step directions that are easy to follow.
If you have questions on anything, you have several options where to get input. First, there is a section underneath each video 'lesson' where you can write your questions. You can also chat to us & other students on the course facebook page. If you are shy to share your questions with the other students, you can send us a private email us at any time and we will get back to you.
There is no hurry to move through the course - you can move through the materials whenever you like. Some people 'binge watch' while others go through things more slowly when they have the time and inclination. You can even download the videos so that you can listen/watch on the go.The course is your resource to use for years to come for learning, review and inspiration.
What will you get from this course?
Here is what some practitioners are saying about our online shiatsu courses:
Your classes are always easy to follow; everything makes sense. And your connection to the whole being that we are interacting with is so inspiring. Learning from you live in a classroom is terrific, but what I'm appreciating about this video class is the ability to repeat exactly what you just said (several times if I need to).
Anne Brnich, Shiatsu shin tai practitioner, United States
Thank you the great idea of online courses to make it possible to learn with you. I think it's a wonderful way to study more about shiatsu. I have found the site very clear and easy to use. I am so grateful and happy to be part of this new era of your teaching.
Jurij Kazantzis, Shiatsu practitioner; Costa Rica
I'm really enjoying the course and all the explanations provided. The videos are well produced and it's great to go back over the materials again. Your presence is there underpinning it all.
Petra Elliott, Shiatsu Shin Tai instructor and practitioner; England
I' m so happy I can learn from you again! I realized that my treatments have changed because I became much more conscious about these techniques. My treatments are much deeper.
Judit Pagyi, Shiatsu practitioner, Hungary
Thank you for this wonderful module. It is a great resource! These videos give a real sense of the energy and the truly transformational nature of this work.
Karen Dawn Oei, Shiatsu practitioner, London
Treating the Digestive System
Working with the digestive system in a specific, therapeutic way improves digestion, strength and clarity and gives the receiver ability to develop a better blood quality. The series of techniques presented in the section of the course can be used as a complete protocol, or separately whenever you feel they will be effective.
Health of the digestive system influences digestion at all levels of life: it influences not only our capacity to digest, absorb and transform food matter, but also how we are able to digest, absorb and materialize our ideas and desires. The digestive system also affects the degree of order and clarity in our thoughts and our environment.
Many people today have digestive challenges, including constipation, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis, leaky gut, Crohn's or Celiac Disease, diabetes, gall stones, or cancer somewhere in the digestive tract. The techniques that you will learn in this section are powerful tools to assist clients in recovering digestive strength and balance. Some of them are original to this work, while others have a long tradition of use.
Treating the Circulatory System
This course addresses the important role that the hara has on the healthy functioning of the circulatory system. Treatment here has the potential to play an important role in the recovery of health and vitality.
By carrying oxygen throughout the body, the circulatory system promotes metabolism, proper blood pH, and is vital for clear thinking. In life, it influences our ability to stay active and determined. It also affects our ability to maintain emotional stability.
You will learn a sequence of simple, effective techniques to stimulate better circulatory health, including work with the kidneys, liver, spleen and aorta. Clients often love these techniques and immediately feel positive effects from them!
What does this course include?
1. An introduction to Shiatsu Shin Tai hara treatment and overview of its theory.
2. Almost 2 hours of video instruction that leads you step-by-step through a protocol to treat the digestive and circulatory systems through the hara.
3. An interactive question/comment section underneath each video so that you get answers to any questions you may have.
5. Illustrations to help understand the necessary anatomy and physiology so that you can give more precise and effective treatments.
6. Written materials to accompany each video so that you can understand the applications more fully.
4. Close-up shots to see details of hand placement and proper body use.
7. Download the videos for use on all your devices. Watch at home, listen when you are driving, take them with you when you travel.... it will be easy for you to access the materials from wherever you are.
8. A private Facebook group for all course participants. This will provide an online community for you to share questions, experiences and knowledge related to Shiatsu Shin Tai bodywork. Consider it an extended 'classroom' for you to delve into the material more deeply than if you were just using it on your own. Saul will participate regularly in this group.
9. Bonus:There will be a livestreamed 'Question & Answer' session sometime in May for the material in this course. All participants who enroll during the first release will be able to participate in this session.
Who is this course for?
This course is for practitioners who want to learn a treatment protocol to strengthen the digestive and circulatory systems through hara work. Beginners can use this course to increase the health of their family and friends. An established bodyworker can apply the techniques to take their practice to a whole new level.
Whether you do massage, shiatsu, craniosacral, chiropractic, or physical therapy, this course can increase the effectiveness of techniques that you already use, and also add new ones to your repertoire. Thousands of bodyworkers all over the world have studied with Saul Goodman in order to learn this powerful way of evaluating and treating the body.
Saul Goodman is the founder and former director of the International School of Shiatsu that has schools in 15 countries. He has taught shiatsu throughout the US and Europe for almost 40 years, and thousands of students all over the world have studied with him. His book "The Book of Shiatsu" has been translated into 10 languages.
Saul brings a synthesis of Eastern healing practices and Western physiology to this material. He communicates complex, unique information with clarity. His classes are full of the rich history of shiatsu, stimulating theory, and practical ways to move chi and free trapped life force in the body.
Saul is also the developer of Shiatsu Shin Tai (also called Life Force Recovery), which is an evolving form of shiatsu bodywork. Shiatsu Shin Tai offers a unique set of diagnosis and technique to reestablish the proper spatial relationship of the body by activating the client’s own inner healing power. Other books by Saul include an advanced instructional manual called "Shiatsu Shin Tai" and "Light Body Activation."
Strong Hara Treatment = Strong Practice
If you want to have a thriving practice, learn how to give a good, strong hara treatment. Why? Because hara treatment will change every client's condition for the better. It is one of the most direct ways to improve someone's health. When you give treatments that bring more vitality, clarity and resilience to someone's life, as strong hara work does, you will attract more clients.
When someone receives hara treatment, many things occur in the body. Circulation is stimulated, digestion strengthens, absorption & blood quality improve, oxygenation of tissues occurs. Hormonal function steps up, reproductive organs awaken and sexual energy receives a boost. The flow of Conception Vessel, the meridian that energizes our ability to materialize our thoughts and dreams, is increased. The physical and energetic benefits are tremendous! We are enthusiastic to inspire you to expand your hara work so that you can enjoy the benefits it can bring you and your clients.
If you are not satisfied with this course, just let us know within 30 days and receive a full refund.