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, massage therapy and acupuncture treatments.  Our practitioners include our faculty members, as well as many of the most experienced shiatsu therapists in the area.

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 State Board of Education.

Upcoming Classes

Free Introductory Workshop

December 17

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

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Beginning Zen Shiatsu

December 1-5

January 13 - March 17

January 15 - March 19

January 15 - March 19

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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Acupressure for ADHD

A one-weekend exploration

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