Wshd_shiatsuNamakoshi Shiatsu training

With Pamela Meekings-Stewart


At The Woolshed, 144 Muri Rd, Pukerua Bay

Facilitator: Pamela Meekings-Stewart

Shiatsu treesIn 1925, Tokujiro Namikoshi opened the Shiatsu Institute of Therapy on Hokkaido.  In 1957, under the new name of Japan Shiatsu School, the Minister of Health and Welfare officially licensed Namakoshi Shiatsu.  It is the first and only school in Japan conducting specialist education in this field.

Shiatsu (literally meaning finger pressure) is a pathway to self-healing and the healing of others.  Shiatsu applies manual and digital pressure to the skin with the aim of preventing and curing illness by stimulating the body’s natural powers of recuperation, eliminating fatigue-producing elements, and promoting general good health.

In August 1988 Pamela graduated from an intensive Training Course in Namakoshi Shiatsu with Denise Linn.  In June 1989, after having given over 70 shiatsu, she attended a further 2-day training with Denise and was honoured to be told that she was considered competent to teach.

Denise Linn’s shiatsu teacher was Master Gouedy who had personally trained with Namakoshi. 
 Denise says, 
“There is more power in Shiatsu than we can ever know. You will notice that individuals will be drawn to you as a catalyst for transformation and change.  After a Shiatsu your client’s will go through enormous change either through job, relationships, environment or their personal perception of themselves.  Though sometimes uncomfortable, that change is always good.  Just as the wind blows the old branches from the trees allowing for new growth, your Shiatsu will contribute to extraordinary transformation,”

The Namakoshi Training Course at The Woolshed is a 3-day course, 9.00am to 5.00pm each day (usually held over a long weekend) plus 2 follow-up sessions to be negotiated. There are only six places available.  Course notes and diagrams are supplied. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to bring lunch to share each day plus pen, paper and a blanket.  

Cost $350.  Contact us if you would like to know more.