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The profession of Iokai Shiatsu therapist is rewarding and inspiring. It is a craft in which you continue to improve yourself and you are never finished learning. The four years of your training will provide you with a thorough basis to practise as an Iokai Shiatsu therapist. You will gain the necessary experience and you will know what is needed to start your own practice.


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In our society there is still an ever-growing interest in Eastern medicine and particularly in Shiatsu. Many people are attracted by the approach that does not focus on the symptoms but looks at the cause of illness and the person as a whole. In the past ten years, we have seen a great change in the acceptance and popularity of Iokai Shiatsu and this change led to a sharp increase in the demand for Iokai Shiatsu therapists.

Most of the time Iokai Shiatsu therapists work individually in their own practice or they combine this work with other activities in for example a group practice or healthcare centre. Sometimes they also provide Shiatsu seated massages. Would you like to know more about working as an Iokai Shiatsu therapist? Please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!