Activity: About shiatsu

Learning Activity: Exploring Shiatsu

Activity Objective:

Define (or explain) shiatsu and identify how it might help your self care

Activity Instructions:

  • Read about shiatsu and treatments to help you understand the basics of shiatsu.
  • Read FAQ’s about Asian bodywork therapy (ABT) treatments
  • Next, you have two choice:
    • Choice 1: Freewrite for 5-10 minutes using this prompt: Shiatsu is______________________ and it can help me by_______________________. Write as many versions of this sentence as you would like. You will share this in our online community.
    • Choice 2: Design a visual representation (e.g.,infographic, meme, mindmap, or poster) of your understanding of shiatsu and how it might help you. You will share this in our online community.

Now you know a little bit about shiatsu. So, you may be wondering: “What does the 5-elements have to do with a shiatsu treatment?”

Answer: a 5-element shiatsu practitioner uses the 5-elements and their associated meridians during every shiatsu session in order to balance excess and deficient energy in your body.

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