WE HAVE MOVED!  Our operations are now at 818 Lake Street in Evanston.  Download a parking map here. Clients, there are many free 2-hour zones.  Evening students, note that most nearby parking is free and unlimited after 6pm.  Daytime students, daytime free parking is 3 blocks west, or 50-cent-per-hour parking for all day can be found just immediately south of us.

COVID-19 UPDATES (Updated November 20, 2020):

We are happy to report that our clinic and in-person classes have successfully run without incident since June 15th.  Thank you very much for adhering to our health and safety standards of conduct.  

Our administrative staff is in the office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.  If you would like to come for in-person assistance, please call ahead for an appointment.

Clinic Clients: Shiatsu sessions continue in our clinic.  In compliance with Tier 3 Mitigations, Dr. David Edelberg has deemed our services medically necessary for those experiencing pain or stress.  Our COVID-19 Clinic Guidelines are here for your review: Clinic Safety Guidelines

Continuing Education Students: We will continue to offer hybrid Zoom/In-Person classes through the end of the year (you can choose your preferred method of attendance).  If local mandates require a shift to entirely online, all our our scheduled classes are able to make that shift.

Our full Zoom and In-Person CE schedule can be found here: CE Schedule

Licensure-Track Students: Licensure-track hands-on coursework is legally required to be offered in-person only.  According to the State of Illinois, even if the state moves back to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, vocational education for hands-on healthcare like shiatsu can continue, in groups of 10 or less.  Therefore, we expect to be able to run our Shiatsu Massage Therapy Diploma Program on schedule even if Illinois moves entirely back to Phase 3.

Zen Shiatsu Chicago School Safety Protocols

You may also wish to read the official safety guidance provided by the IL Board of Higher Education and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, from which we've derived our safe operations guideance.  

FSMTB Guidance Document 
(School policies begin on page 28)

IBHE Guidance Document 

Since 1988, Zen Shiatsu Chicago has set the standard for professional shiatsu education in Illinois.  Our school offers a complete Shiatsu Certification Program qualifying graduates for the credentials required for legal practice, as well as Continuing Education for Massage Therapy and other professions.

Students receive personal attention and mentorship from our experienced faculty throughout the course of the program.  We strive to provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students, including social outreach and exposure to integrative medical approaches.  Graduates are confident, professional and capable of integrating themselves into any clinical environment.

Our clinic offers Zen Shiatsu treatments with professionals or students.  We work with all ages and conditions, and our professional clinic includes a specialty in chronic conditions such as autoimmune conditions & allergies, recurrent infections, and emotionally overwhelming states like panic and anxiety.

Zen Shiatsu Chicago provides continuing education credit for Massage Therapists, Naprapaths, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Asian Bodywork Therapists, Social Workers and Nurses.

Zen Shiatsu Chicago is a locally owned and operated, independent institution, rooted in the values of community and sustainability.  We are approved to operate by the IL Board of Higher Education.

Upcoming Classes

Free Introductory Workshop

February 11

March 16

Learn the fundamental techniques and philosophies of Zen Shiatsu, and chat with current students and instructors!

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Beginning Zen Shiatsu

February 19-21 & February 26-28, Fridays 7-10pm, Saturdays/Sundays 9:30am-4:30pm

March 30 - June 8 (skip April 13), Tuesdays 10am-1pm

March 31 - June 2, Wednesdays 7-10pm

June 24 - August 26, Thursdays 7-10pm

Learn to give a more detailed full-body treatment, and learn the locations and treatment methods for the twelve primary energy meridians of the body.

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Reiki Level 1

February 28

March 22

A One-Day Attunement

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