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Kinds of Membership and Requirements

The Japanese Shiatsu & Holistic Medicine Society of Canada

1. Certified Practitioner Member (Practitioner Level)

2. Associate Member (Non Practitioner Level

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1. Certified Practitioner Membership requirements (Practitioner Level)

a) Shiatsu: More than 500 hours of course study required
b) Anma: More than 500 hours of course study required
c) Seitai: More than 500 hours of course study required
d) Reflexology: More than 150 hours of course study required
e) Aromatherapy: More than 200 hours of course study required
f) Traditional Thai Massage: More than 200 hours of course study required
g) Acupuncture: More than 1900 hours of course study required

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a) Shiatsu: Require more than 500 hours

Human Anatomy: 50 hours

Anatomy is the study of the structures and functional design of the human body. Our course is focused on the musculoskeletal system. The Anatomy course provides students an essential foundation for upcoming courses and clinical experiences.

Pathophysiology: 50 hours

Physiology is the study of how the body works at the level of cells, basic tissues, and organs. Pathophysiology extends this investigation to examine the ways in which body tissues become diseased or dysfunctional. These foundation courses introduce the student to pathophysiology of all of the body systems, begin to examine some systems in more detail, and focus on cross-system fundamentals like injury/inflammation/repair, infectious disease, immunity and autoimmunity, cancer development, and so on.

Oriental Medicine and Shiatsu Theory: 50 hours

This course details the history and philosophy of oriental medicine and shiatsu theory including Yin-Yang theory, five element theory, fundamental substances, meridians, organs, causes of disease, patterns of disharmony, diagnosis, and rationale of treatment.

Shiatsu Fundamentals: 50 hours

This course provides the complete basic skills of shiatsu treatment and preparations involved in creating safe and clean clinical environment for the clients.

Shiatsu Treatment: 100 hours

This course covers practical aspects of meridian theory, diagnostic procedures, treatment of specific conditions, the client-therapist relationship, and treatment strategies and reports.

Ethics: 5 hours

The code of ethics of clinical practice, and relevant aspects of law are discussed in this course.

Business: 10 hours

This course introduces the student to basic concepts of practice management to aid in the operation of a successful practice. Topics include bookkeeping, taxation, marketing, advertising techniques, public relations, and goal setting

Therapeutic Relationship: 10 hours

These courses focus on development of the verbal and non-verbal skills needed to collaborate effectively with clients and other health care practitioners.

Remedial Exercise: 25 hours

This course provides various aspects of self-care, which help maintain good physical and mental health for therapists, and increases the effectiveness of treatment for their clients.
Students learn the principles behind stretching, strengthening, mobilization, and aerobic activity in order to be able to effectively incorporate remedial exercise prescription into their work with clients.

Student Clinic: 100 hours

Student Clinic is a supervised setting that creates the opportunity to experience clinical practice in a learning environment. Knowledge and experience gained from other courses is put into practice in Student Clinic.

Other: 50hours


b) Anma : Require more than 500 hours

Human Anatomy: 50 hours

Anatomy is the study of the structures and functional design of the human body. Our course is focused on the musculoskeletal system. The Anatomy course provides students an essential foundation for upcoming courses and clinical experiences.

Pathophysiology: 50 hours

Physiology is the study of how the body works at the level of cells, basic tissues, and organs. ; pathophysiology extends this investigation to examine the ways in which body tissues become diseased or dysfunctional. These foundation courses introduce the student to pathophysiology of all of the body systems, begin to examine some systems in more detail, and focus on cross-system fundamentals like injury/inflammation/repair, infectious disease, immunity and autoimmunity, cancer development, and so on.

Oriental Medicine and Anma Theory: 50 hours

This course details the history and philosophy of oriental medicine and shiatsu theory including Yin-Yang theory, five element theory, fundamental substances, meridians, organs, causes of disease, patterns of disharmony, diagnosis, and rationale of treatment.

Anma Fundamentals: 50 hours

This course provides the complete basic skills of Anma treatment and preparations involved in creating safe and clean clinical environment for the clients.

Anma Treatment: 100 hours

This course covers practical aspects of meridian theory, diagnostic procedures, treatment of specific conditions, the client-therapist relationship, and treatment strategies and reports.

Ethics: 5 hours

The code of ethics of clinical practice, and relevant aspects of law are discussed in this course.

Business: 10 hours

This course introduces the student to basic concepts of practice management to aid in the operation of a successful practice. Topics include bookkeeping, taxation, marketing, advertising techniques, public relations, and goal setting

Therapeutic Relationship: 10 hours

These courses focus on development of the verbal and non-verbal skills needed to collaborate effectively with clients and other health care practitioners.

Remedial Exercise: 25 hours

This course provides various aspects of self-care, which help maintain good physical and mental health for therapists, and increases the effectiveness of treatment for their clients.
Students learn the principles behind stretching, strengthening, mobilization, and aerobic activity in order to be able to effectively incorporate remedial exercise prescription into their work with clients.

Student Clinic: 100 hours

Student Clinic is a supervised setting that creates the opportunity to experience clinical practice in a learning environment. Knowledge and experience gained from other courses is put into practice in Student Clinic.

Other: 50hours


c) Seitai: Require more than 500 hours

Human Anatomy: 50 hours

Anatomy is the study of the structures and functional design of the human body. Our course is focused on the musculoskeletal system. The Anatomy course provides students an essential foundation for upcoming courses and clinical experiences.

Pathophysiology: 50 hours

Physiology is the study of how the body works at the level of cells, basic tissues, and organs. ; pathophysiology extends this investigation to examine the ways in which body tissues become diseased or dysfunctional. These foundation courses introduce the student to pathophysiology of all of the body systems, begin to examine some systems in more detail, and focus on cross-system fundamentals like injury/inflammation/repair, infectious disease, immunity and autoimmunity, cancer development, and so on.

Oriental Medicine and Seitai Theory: 50 hours

This course details the history and philosophy of oriental medicine and shiatsu theory including Yin-Yang theory, five element theory, fundamental substances, meridians, organs, causes of disease, patterns of disharmony, diagnosis, and rationale of treatment.

Seitai Fundamentals: 50 hours

This course provides the complete basic skills of seitai treatment and preparations involved in creating safe and clean clinical environment for the clients.

Seitai Treatment: 100 hours

This course covers practical aspects of meridian theory, diagnostic procedures, treatment of specific conditions, the client-therapist relationship, and treatment strategies and reports.

Ethics: 5 hours

The code of ethics of clinical practice, and relevant aspects of law are discussed in this course.

Business 10 hours

This course introduces the student to basic concepts of practice management to aid in the operation of a successful practice. Topics include bookkeeping, taxation, marketing, advertising techniques, public relations, and goal setting

Therapeutic Relationship: 10 hours

These courses focus on development of the verbal and non-verbal skills needed to collaborate effectively with clients and other health care practitioners.

Remedial Exercise: 25 hours

This course provides various aspects of self-care, which help maintain good physical and mental health for therapists, and increases the effectiveness of treatment for their clients.
Students learn the principles behind stretching, strengthening, mobilization, and aerobic activity in order to be able to effectively incorporate remedial exercise prescription into their work with clients.

Student Clinic: 100 hours

Student Clinic is a supervised setting that creates the opportunity to experience clinical practice in a learning environment. Knowledge and experience gained from other courses is put into practice in Student Clinic.

Other: 50hours


d) Reflexology: Require more than 150 hours

30 hours of classroom instruction:
Basic Anatomy and Physiology (minimum of 15 hours)

The first step in learning how to care for the human body is to understand how it is structured, and how it works. This course helps you put names to the parts and systems, and gives you understanding of how the systems work together to affect the whole person.
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Lymphatic System
The Cardiovascular System
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
The Female Reproductive System
The Male Reproductive System
The Neurological System
The Endocrine System
The Immune System

Basic pathological conditions and corresponding reflexes to work on

Basic history of reflexology in North America

Basic theory of reflexology

Methodology of documenting reflexology sessions

Practical instruction (minimum of 15 hours)
This course involves the practical methodology of working on the reflexes on both feet.

Student Clinic: 100 hours

Student Clinic is a supervised setting that creates the opportunity to experience clinical practice in a learning environment. Knowledge and experience gained from other courses is put into practice in Student Clinic.


e) Aromatherapy: Require more than 200 hours

Candidates must have successfully completed a minimum 200 hour aromatherapy program, including the aromatherapy lymphatic drainage massage component, and required to submit a detailed copy of their aromatherapy course outline, including bodywork, marks, other aromatherapy related courses and/or workshops.

Massage techniques

Detailed techniques combine Essential oils, Swedish massage, with some Acupressure & Shiatsu points. Deliver deep relaxation & healing while maintaining consciousness of your breath, momentum & body weight.

Aromatherapy & History

Iincludes some Herbal medicine. Aromatherapy effects on the brain. How essences travel through the olfactory to the limbic system affecting mood and emotion, memory, immunity, etc.

Over 30 various Essential Oils

Learn each essential oil including chemical composition, origin, production methods, safety, applications and medicinal properties.

Safety & Contraindications
Learn safety data and toxicity studies regarding essential oils.

Blending Laws

Learn the rules of blending essential oils for effectiveness and a long lasting blend.
Treatment Methods & Applications – massage, inhalation, baths, compresses, natural cleanses etc.

Art of Perfume

the notes system for long lasting full aromatic blends.

Basic Chemistry

essential oils contain many natural chemicals. Each chemical component carries its own properties and some change or are nullified with certain blends.

Quality Control

Develop a connoisseur’s nose for high quality, undiluted, and unadulterated pure essential oils.

Essential oil extraction

Understand various methods of extraction of these pure plant essences.

Storage

Proper storage increases shelf life, strength and safety. Some essential oils become harmful to the skin, 6 months after opening.

Carrier Oils

From Apricot to Hemp learn the various carriers, their chemistry, properties and applications. Learn to customize for varying skin conditions.

Client Safety

Learn safety and contra-indications with heart condition, whiplash, pregnancy, epilepsy etc. Understand the do’s & don’ts regarding treatments and essential oils.

Client Health History

Learn to take a professional health history. These reports enable a more complete understanding of your client’s heath care needs, while you tract aromatic blends to avoid sensitization.

Pathology 101

Discover various conditions essential oils can aid to dramatically increase healing rate.

Basic Anatomy

Develop a basic knowledge of various systems in the body. From diagrams to body painting we offer visual tools. Learn useful tips to improve functions and integrity of each system.

Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, babies & childcare

Learn gentle, safe, effective natural techniques to nourish and heal our little loved ones. A natural start will strengthen the body’s own healing abilities & enhance immune system.

Nutrition 101

Wholesome nutrition is fundamental of good health and vitality. Increase healing by supporting detoxification and nourishment with food basics. From juice fasts to wheat grass, it’s a green revolution.

Student Clinic

Student Clinic is a supervised setting that creates the opportunity to experience clinical practice in a learning environment. Knowledge and experience gained from other courses is put into practice in Student Clinic.

Essential Oil Study
History of Essential Oils
Methods of Extraction
Quality of Oils
Methods of absorption
Carrier Oils
Blending Techniques
Methods of Application
Safety and Contraindications
Consultation / Communication Skills
Treatment Design
Ethics
Basic Aroma Chemistry and Botany
Anatomy and Physiology
Case Studies
Final exam


f) Traditional Thai Massage: Require more than 200 hours

Candidates must have successfully completed a minimum 200-hour Traditional Thai Massage program and required to submit a detailed copy of their Traditional Thai Massage course outline, including bodywork, marks, other Traditional Thai Massage related courses and/or workshops.

Course should include the following subjects.

General Subjects
Human body system,
The manner of massage
Safe and proper way to massage
The moral of massage
The history of Thai old medicine
Basic knowledge of "Ten primary lines" theory

Practice
Massage for body, legs, arms, back, shoulder and head
Massage in a looking up posture
Massage in a lying on one side
Massage in a lying on the face
Massage in a sitting posture
More postures and techniques

Student Clinic


g) Acupuncture: Require more than 1900 hours

Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Treatment of Disease, Differential Diagnosis, Acupuncture Points, Oriental Medicine Diagnosis, Auricular Acupuncture, External Techniques, Clean Needle Technique and Needling, Acupuncture Technique, Ethics, Practice Management and Communication Skills, Biomedical Pharmacology, Research Modalities, Japanese Acupuncture and Clinical Practicum.

Please send;
1) the signed Application form
2) the signed JSHMSC Code of Ethic
3) 2 photos <1.5" (wide) x 1.75" (high)>
4) copy of your School or Institute Certificate
5) payment (personal cheque or money order)
6) other necessary documents (refer kinds of membership and requirements)

7) tow reference letters (preferably from JSHMSC's members)

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2. Associate Member (Non Practitioner Level)


a) Associate Member of Students


This category is available to full-time fellows, Shiatsu & Holistic Medicine students in recognized Holistic Medicine school training programs who have an interest in Holistic Medicine and the programs of the Academy. No special training or experience is required. However, verification of student status at an appropriate institution is necessary.

b) Associate Member of Instructor

This category is available to anyone who is a JSHMSC’s Certified Practitioner Member and teaches at a school or an educational institution that is recognized by JSHMSC.

c) Associate Member of Education

This category is available to anyone who owns/operates an educational institution that is recognized by JSHMSC, and trains students to be a holistic practitioner.
Submission of a personal history and police report is mandatory.

d) Associate Member of Administrator

This category is available to anyone who owns/operates an institution/center that hires holistic practitioners to operate the business.

e) Associate Member of Supporting

This category is available to anyone who financially supports any activities carried out by JSHMSC, and/or participates in JSHMSC’s charity work.

 

 

 

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