COVID-19 UPDATES (Updated August 10th):

Our administrative staff is in the office. We are answering calls Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, and if you would like to stop by for in-person business, we recommend making an appointment in advance.

Most of our practitioners are back in practice, and our front desk is ready to help with appointment-taking, so feel free to call any time.  If your usual therapist is not yet back in practice, we can help with a temporary referral to another therapist.

Please read our CLINIC REOPENING GUIDELINES.  Please direct any questions about these plans by email to  

We have both Zoom and In-Person CE options available for license renewal purposes.

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

In-Person classes have resumed.  You can watch our safety video and read our full protocols here:

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

October 14

November 13

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

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Beginning Zen Shiatsu

October 16-18 & 23-25

December 14-18

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

September 21, Monday

October 4, Sunday

December 18, Friday

A One-Day Attunement

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