Here is a feedback from Manami Yamauch who graduates the diploma program at the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy.
Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy
Q : Tell us about working at Japan Shiatsu Inc., whose clinics are affiliated with the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy?
The Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy allows students to work at the Japan Shiatsu Clinic, and even win a scholarship. Working there was a great opportunity for me to improve my skill, having to formulate a treatment plan for each client and learning lots of things that go beyond what can be done in the school clinic. I had a client who was suffering from serious arthritis; after treating him three times, he was able to walk without his stick. Another client, who was suffering from frozen shoulder, was able to raise his arm after the treatment. Experiences such as these made me confident as a Shiatsupractor. After graduating from the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy, I worked at the Westin Hotel in Whistler as a spa therapist and Shiatsupractor, doing Shiatsu, reflexology, hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage, and sports massage. That's when I realized how valuable the school clinic had been in terms of gaining skills and experience. Now I work at the absolute spa at Park Royal as a spa therapist and Shiatsupractor, and also at the West Vancouver Acupuncture Clinic as a Shiatsupractor. I'm even more grateful now for my Shiatsu training, as I'm the only person who offers Shiatsu at the absolute spa.