Best Shiatsu Massage Courses

Find the best online Shiatsu Massage Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Shiatsu Massage Courses.

Shiatsu Massage- the Beginner’s Guide to Doing Massage

An easy step by step method on how to give incredible shiatsu massages every time-No massage experience is needed!

Created by Mark Perren-Jones - Certified Aromatherapist, Spa Owner, Masseur, 160K Students


Students: 2204, Price: $89.99

Students: 2204, Price:  Paid

"I truly love his teaching approach making it very easy to follow and accessible!" R.Z.

Wouldn't it be great to just be able to give your partner or friends or even your family a massage?


You don't have a massage table, or if you do, you don't feel like dragging it out and finding all of the massage oils etc. etc.

Well, here is the massage course for you!

This is a massage course for someone to learn basic shiatsu massage skills to be able to give a simple but very good massage to your friends, family or partner.

Mark has done  massage for elite athletes, celebrities and even Presidents of Countries.

You are about to learn how to do Shiatsu massage and all you need in this course is some floor space, something soft to lie on such as some blankets or something similar, maybe a pillow or two and just wear some loose comfortable clothing. That-is-it!

Mark will guide you step by step and show you just how easy it is to give someone an amazing shiatsu massage experience. 

Mark is an approved provider with NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork #857430)

As you will see, to give a great shiatsu massage you do not have to know lots of massage techniques. In fact, many massage therapists try to do too many massage strokes and end up doing them poorly. 

You are going to learn how incredibly simple it can be to do fabulous shiatsu massages on your partner, friends, family or even your clients in your spa.

Furthermore, Shiatsu massage is one of those forms of massage that is not only delightful to get but also equally delightful to learn and do on someone. 

This is a style of massage that has been performed by the Japanese for thousands of years and now is found in many of the World's best spas and now you are going to learn whop to perform this massage style.

It is performed without the use of oils and is done fully clothed on the floor. Traditionally a futon is used but as Mark shows you in this massage course, you can simply use some blankets or something similar to lie on.

Shiatsu practitioners in Japan may study for years on the many facets of shiatsu, however it is still possible to learn how to do this wonderful style of massage without the depth of knowledge that the serious Japanese massage therapist aspires to. In short, you can still give an amazing massage without years of diligent study.

Mark's Shiatsu massage course includes awareness of body posture, breathing and exercise. 

Like acupuncture, Shiatsu stimulates the body’s vital energy (known as Qi or Ki). 

Shiatsu really is a joy to learn.

Sit back and let Mark teach you the wonders of this incredible, centuries-old massage style so that you can then start giving your friends, family or partner massages too!

All of Mark's Course are accredited with the CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association).

On completion of this course, you will have access to join the CTAA if you please. As a member of the CTAA you will receive these benefits:

  1. A Professional Certificate showing that you have full membership with CTAA as a Practitioner.

  2. Access to discounted Therapist Practitioner Insurance with your membership (subject to their Insurance Partners)

  3. Access to their CTAA Logo to place on your Website/Social Media/Email

  4. Free CTAA Directory Listing

  5. Have the opportunity to write a blog/article within the complementary therapy field that you work, that will be shared on their Website and Social Media to enable you to reach a larger audience and have exposure to yourself and your website.

Shiatsu – Japanese Massage

Learn one hour routine of this amazing Massage technique and treat your family and friends

Created by Paul Capelli - Shiatsu Therapist, Trainer, Polyglot


Students: 734, Price: $39.99

Students: 734, Price:  Paid

This is a unique course. Yes, unique because it will get you back in touch with the human connection - something we seem to have lost in our busy lives.

Just think about when was the last time you spent some time exclusively with your partner, your best friend or one of your family members. Long time ago right? Special moments are now rare but they are still the most important thing we have in life. I hope you are with me here…

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique done through clothing; it is one of the most relaxing experiences out there, thanks to its firm but gentle pressure, its delicate and calm movements and its stretches.

Learning the basics of Zen Shiatsu is very easy, even if you think you are not a massage person. All you need is some time to watch these videos and the right state of mind. If you can take five minutes to fully relax before treating your friends, you will both have an amazing experience.

You don’t need any previous experience in massage; we’ll start from the ABC of Shiatsu. You just need to find somebody who wants to be spoiled.

It is a journey of personal improvement and knowledge about the body.

We will learn together how to work on:

·      The back

·      The neck

·      The arms and hands

·      The shoulders

·      The Sacrum

·      The legs and

·      The feet

We will start by understanding what is pressure in the context of Shiatsu and how we can apply it. We will then learn how to set up a room for our treatments, the parts of our own body we use to deliver our pressure and the shape that our body needs to have to deliver an effective pressure.

Once we understand the basics thoroughly, we will finally work on a person. We will start applying pressure to the back, which is the safest place to start. Step by step, we will work on all the parts of the body.

This course will get you in touch with the fascinating world of anatomy while teaching you a lot about your body as well. You will discover that everybody's body is different and moves in a different way. Very interesting, I can assure you.

We will treat people using our hands, our fingers, our elbows and even our knees, all without messy oils, with the minimum requirement of space and preparation. The idea is to help people relax but also to have fun, keep it light-hearted.  That way, you’ll get the best out of it.

At the end of it, you will be able to apply an hour of Shiatsu massage to your loved ones and make them feel special. I love treating people myself but treating my dear ones is another level of satisfaction. You’ll see what I mean.

See you in the course.

Till then.


Ashiatsu or Shiatsu Barefoot Sports Massage Therapy

Let your feet do the work for you!

Created by Julie Baxley - Ashilari Massage and Wellness LLC


Students: 699, Price: $84.99

Students: 699, Price:  Paid

This 20 (CEU) Home Study program has been set up for your success! 

Barefoot Sports Therapy is a unique Eastern modality in which the therapist's primary
tool is his or her feet. The feet achieve effortless deep tissue massage. The feet apply
broader and deeper ranges of pressure than the hands or elbows. Most importantly, feet
sustain deep tissue techniques for longer periods without injuring the therapist's wrists
or thumbs.

Barefoot Sports Therapy is also unique because clients can remain comfortably clothed
in shorts and a top during their massage. Many potential clients do not feel comfortable
with the idea of being naked, even if they know they will be covered with a sheet.
Having a fully clothed massage option can open your business up to a new target
market. There are whole groups of people who will never schedule a traditional Swedish
massage but will eagerly book a Barefoot Sports Therapy massage knowing they can
keep their clothes on.

Another unique feature of Barefoot Sports Therapy is no private room is needed; it can
be done anywhere and at anytime! This makes it a great choice for outdoor sporting
events such as marathons, soccer games, track or field events and other athletic
occasions. Barefoot Sports Therapy can be offered beside a pool, in a park, on a
balcony or at the beach. If desired, Barefoot Sports Therapy can be offered in a private
room, but it is not required because clients do not need to undress.

The greatest advantage of Barefoot Sports Therapy is its versatility. There are so many
ways it can be offered. For example, you can offer:

  •  30-minute shoulder, back and neck treatments on any massage table with a
    28-inch wooden stool for balance.

  •  60- or 90-minute full-body treatments on a massage table with overhead bars
    (permanent or portable).

  •  30-, 60- or 90-minute treatments on a mat on the floor. This is a great choice for
    outdoor events.

  •  30-, 60- or 90-minute treatments on a Pilates Cadillac in an open space while
    other clients are getting physical therapy or having a Pilates lesson. 

Shiatsu Massage – Nishida Method

Learn in complete video-classes how to do the Shiatsu using the EXCLUSIVE METHOD developed by Physiotherapist Nishida.

Created by Thiago Nishida - Physical Therapist


Students: 12, Price: $34.99

Students: 12, Price:  Paid

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique for healing and prevention that consists in applying pressure with the fingers, palm, forearm, and elbow on all the body's meridians used by Acupuncture, as well as moving the joints.

Even though it is of Japanese origin, Shiatsu uses concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine such as Qi (vital energy), Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and Meridians with the purpose of unblocking the body's energy points, providing more health, balance, and well-being.

The massage is applied using techniques of manual pressure on the skin with the goal of preventing and even curing diseases from the body's own recuperative power, balancing the vital signs and strengthening its resistance.

With the Shiatsu - Nishida Method Online Course you will learn all the exclusive techniques developed by Thiago Nishida himself, even if you are a total layman and just starting out!


Shiatsu has the power to activate the body's vital energy, balance the functioning of the organs, strengthen the body's resistance, and help in the treatment of health problems, whether physical, emotional, and/or psychological.

Check out more benefits of this oriental massage that has been transforming health in the West:

  1. Activate the vital energy of the body;

  2. Balancing the functioning of the body;

  3. Relief from headaches;

  4. Relief from stress, anxiety, and insomnia;

  5. Relief from muscular pains;

  6. Improved quality of sleep;

  7. Improvement of Arthritis;

  8. Improved physical posture;

  9. Improvement of the Circulatory System;

  10. Decrease in daily fatigue;

  11. Increased mood and concentration;

  12. Improves the respiratory system;

  13. Promotes the feeling of vitality and well-being.