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Quick Overview

This course shows how such imbalances manifest either as ‘Jitsu’ (excess of energy) or ‘Kyo’ (deficiency of energy). More importantly, it will teach you how to use pressure points (‘tsubos’) for both diagnosis and treatment.




With its roots in the ancient Chinese traditions of acupressure, Shiatsu in a hands-on form of deep vital energy therapy developed in Japan. Through the application of firm, rhythmic pressure to the body’s energy meridians, Shiatsu improves health by unblocking and rebalancing the body’s vital energy currents.

The course begins by providing students with a comprehensive overview of the fundamental theoretical knowledge which underpins Shiatsu healing – including the meridian system, acupoints (tsubo) and other healing concepts. The course then guides students through the practical skills required to promote physical and psychological healing through the use of Shiatsu. This course concludes by introducing students to the foundational knowledge required to successfully conduct healing consultations in professional practice – including key skills in positive communication and therapeutic relationships.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Shiatsu Therapy
  • Overview of the Meridian System Part 1
  • Overview of the Meridian System Part 2
  • The Five Elements Theory
  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology for Shiatsu Therapy Practitioners
  • The Tsubo Points for Shiatsu Therapy
  • Principles of Diagnosis in Shiatsu Therapy
  • Tongue Diagnosis for Shiatsu Therapy
  • Principles of Therapeutic Touch for Shiatsu Therapy
  • Applying Shiatsu Therapy
  • Breathing Techniques for Shiatsu Therapy
  • Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Clients
"Your first duty is to make the body healthy. Without health, nothing can be achieved. Not only higher goals, but even worldly success is based on your health, your condition. Whatever you want to do, spiritual, social, national, you have to do it with your body. Your thoughts are manifested only through your body. You can fulfil desires only through your body."
Swami Satchidananda
Course Code: GSHIA
Course Duration: Up to 12 months
Lessons: 12

Graduates will receive the Health and Harmony Diploma and are entitled to use the letters HH Dip (Shiatsu.).


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How long does the course take to complete?

Each of the study programs differ, although you should allow a year to complete your course.  However, it is entirely possible to complete within 6 months or less if your schedule allows.  Upon completion of each module, you simply have to answer 10-20 questions.

Having not studied for a long time, will I find it too difficult?


Many of our students are in a similar position.  With our courses, you can learn at your own pace and in your own home.  We cater to your schedule, so there is no pressure or competition to cause you anxiety.  We also have friendly tutors that can help you overcome any problems you may face along the way.

How will I be assessed?

Each lesson is finalised by completing a questionnaire on the material you have just learnt.  This way, our tutors are able to evaluate your progress and assist you if any difficulties arise.  As a student, you will receive personal and ongoing support from our qualified practitioner tutors.  Your friendly tutor will guide you through until you gain your Award.


How exactly does a home-study course work?

Home-study is a flexible approach to learning. You´re not tied down to fixed start dates, although you are expected to complete within one year. Once you enrol in your chosen course, we will send you the initial course materials and you can get started straight away. You will complete and submit your assignments to your tutor progressively and they will be sent back to you assessed along with your next modules.

What recognition will I receive at the end of my course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your Certificate or Diploma and will be entitled to use post-nominal letters HH (Health and Harmony). Plus, you will have new knowledge to assist you in your career or life direction.  Additionally, we are a full training provider of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists. All of our students are entitled to apply for student membership and progress to full membership status when they have completed their course.


What insurance will I be eligible for as a practitioner?

Where applicable, qualified students are eligible for cover from Professional Indemnity Insurers. This cover is considered essential for the professional practitioner and their clients in today´s climate. For more information, please contact the college.

What is the enrolment / payment procedure?

You can purchase a course directly through this website with our secure eShop system. Simply browse the courses (navigation is on the left), make your selection and proceed to the ‘checkout’. You will then be sent an email with instructions on finalising your enrolment. For more information, simply give us a call to arrange over the phone 13000 13 14 92.

Alternatively you may enrol and pay over the phone if using your credit card with one of our friendly staff and may be eligible for a gift so don´t forget to ask. You can also ask to have the enrolment form faxed to you, and then return it to the College with your payment information. The most cost effective way is to pay your course fees up-front, however we do have easy payment plans. 

Payments may be made by cheque, money order, credit card or via internet banking. If you elect to pay by instalments, you agree to make regular monthly payments from the time of enrolment irrespective of changes in personal circumstances. If you study faster than the payment plan allows then just make an extra payment or pause your study until you catch up. A late fee levy of 5% applies monthly on all outstanding fees.

Note: Overseas Students are GST exempt, so deduct 10% from fees as seen in the career guide and then add 20% International student levy in order to cover international postage.


Can I get a refund?

Should Health and Harmony Colleges cancel any course, participants are entitled to a full refund, otherwise no refund is granted. Health and Harmony Colleges reserve the right to change policies, procedures and prices without notice.

Monthly payment plans are due on the first of each month, late payments include a $15 admin fee.

When you enrol with a payment plan, you are liable for all payments even if you discontinue your study. Failure to remit payment may result in the debt being referred to a debt collection agency for recovery or legal action. Cost will be payable by the debtor.


How can I achieve my "Master Therapist" Advanced Diploma?

The Master Therapist Advanced Diploma is a research qualification. You can achieve your Master Therapist status by successfully graduating from 4 diploma courses within 18 months, followed by the completion of a two thousand word research thesis in your chosen field. Be sure to tell us when you enrol that you want to be a Master Therapist, so that your name can be entered on the register!

Current Program for participants: (To be completed within 18 months of commencement):

  • Master Counsellor
  • Master Natural Therapist
  • Master Beauty Therapist
  • Master of Mantic Arts (for your Psychic studies)