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Techniques for the Shoulders, Back & Hips

Course Description

A one-day workshop in Advanced Table Shiatsu. This continuing education course focuses on shiatsu techniques to use with a client on a massage table in prone position. Students learn how to safely apply deep, long-lasting pressure along specific points (tsubos) on the shoulders, back and hips. These techniques primarily use practitioners’ arms and elbows to maximize effectiveness with the greatest ease.

Shiatsu is a healing art based on the concepts of movement, energy and health. Practitioners apply pressure along the meridian trigger points, which helps release excess energy that can cause pain and discomfort in the body. Traditionally, Shiatsu is performed on a mat on the floor.


  • Dates TBD
  • 9am – 4pm
  • 6 in class hours
  • $150 Tuition + $10 Text & Supplies + GST
  • Prerequisite: an introductory shiatsu course

Instructor: Fernando Cabrera

Fernando is a Registered Shiatsu Therapist and a member of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of B.C. He is one of Vancouver’s preeminent therapists and began his practice of Zen Shiatsu (Masunaga style) in 1992. Fernando is a long-standing faculty member at VSOHA. He teaches the Weekend Introductory to Shiatsu and is also the Program Director of the 150-hour Shiatsu Program. Fernando passionately maintains a thriving practice of 20+ years. He treats his loyal fan-base of shiatsu converts at a studio in Kitsilano.

Fernando Cabrera Shiatsu Instructor Vancouver School of Healing Arts
Fernando Cabrera, Shiatsu Instructor


  • An introductory shiatsu course is required prior to registering for this course.
  • Tuition is paid in full at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition is fully refundable until one week prior to the course at which point no refunds will be made. If a student is unable to attend for any reason, payment received will be kept on file as a credit and can be used for any other VSOHA bodywork and massage program or course within one year.