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About Shiatsu Therapy Training at Our Minneapolis School

14 Oct 2016

Did you know that CenterPoint was the first institution to offer training in shiatsu in Minnesota?  That's right. Our co-founder and director Cari Johnson Pelava opened the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies in 1992. (That school merged with Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy in 2001, and the name was changed to CenterPoint.)  And as far as we know, we remain the only shiatsu therapy school in our state.   Shiatsu is a bodywork technique which originated in Japan, and one of the advantages of our school is that Cari actually trained with shiatsu masters (or sensei) in Japan. Her ...

Interested in Shiatsu? Check Out This Exciting and Innovative Form: Flying HeartMind Shiatsu

09 Jan 2015

(UPDATE - DATE CHANGE)Many people have probably heard of shiatsu, even if they're not very familiar with it and how it may differ from other forms of bodywork.  But even those 'in the know' on shiatsu may learn something at our April 17-19, 2015 workshop on Flying HeartMind Shiatsu with Matthew Sweigart.  Along with the Minnesota chapter of the AOBTA, we're really excited to host Michael at our Minneapolis massage school to teach this exciting technique for the first time in our area.  If you're a current Asian Bodywork or Shiatsu student or professional, this class is for you!What is ...

Fall Special: Discounts on Student Clinic Shiatsu Appointments

05 Nov 2012

Feeling a little worn and stressed these days?  We have just the fall treat for you - a discount on Shiatsu massage!  Appointments are available in our Student Clinic Fridays 2:45-7 PMSaturdays 9:45-2 PMWe're sure you'll want to take advantage of this opportunity, but to make it a little sweeter, we're offering an AUTUMN DISCOUNT (click here for printable coupon) on a half-hour or full hour session.  Call NOW because appointment slots are filling up, and this offer expires December 1st:952-562-5200, Ext. 0Student Clinic Location:  5300 W 35th Street, St. Louis ParkParking isalways free at our clinic - get directions here. ...

The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

21 Oct 2012

Shiatsu is a form of massage that originated in Japan and traditional Chinese medicine, and has been widely practiced around the world since the 1970s. Shiatsu means “finger pressure,” which describes the technique. In shiatsu therapy, pressure with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet is applied to pressure points on the body. This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points, or meridians, as they’re called in traditional Chinese medicine. Eastern medicine has a completely different perspective on health, the body and what is needed for healing. The West approaches illnesses and disease as ...

The Argument for Massage Continuing Education

30 May 2012

An opportunity to improve your career and yourself is a great argument if you need one to help you make the decision to gain some continued education. The U. S. population is getting older and facing an increased incidence in medical conditions that can benefit from specialized massage therapy and therapeutic bodywork. Getting that training can put you in the enviable position of being the massage professional who has all the requisite skills to work with the aging population and still take care of your other clients.Benefits of taking continued education include:Expanding your therapy offeringsGetting more clientsServing clients betterMaking more moneyIncreasing ...

Registration Deadline for Active Isolated Stretching Class is this Friday, May 25th!

21 May 2012

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm St. Louis Park, MinnesotaCall 952-562-5200 to registerMore and more athletes are taking advantage of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) rather than conventional stretching.  What is AIS and why should you as a massage professional know about it?  First of all, becoming familiar with AIS gives you one more tool to offer your clients, especially those who engage in athletics.  Personal trainers and massage therapists are working more and more with AIS these days because of the benefits provided.How is AIS different from conventional stretching?  AIS makes use of controlled ...

FREE CHAIR MASSAGE at CenterPoint Student Clinic Open House May 19th 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

09 May 2012

Please join us on Saturday, May 19th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for the CenterPoint Student Clinic Open House. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu School is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota at 5300 West 35th St. just across the street from L.A. Fitness. We have a fabulous student clinic that offers discounted massage and shiatsu appointments to the general public. Our highly trained students would love to get their hands on you! To introduce ourselves to you, we invite you to attend our Student Clinic Open House on Saturday, May 19th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. It’s FREE ...

Registration Deadline for Dr. Kaneko’s workshop is Friday, May 25th!

07 May 2012

 You don't want to miss this! Dr. Kaneko returns to CenterPoint!  It's not often you have an opportunity to study with a Master. He played an essential role in introducing holistic health and Shiatsu massage to the Western world, and developed the  style of Shiatsu massage called Shiatsu Anma. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. DoAnn Kaneko back to CenterPoint. Dr. Kaneko is the founder of Shiatsu Anma, and is the inspiration behind CenterPoint's Shiatsu Therapy program. It is a great honor to have him share with CenterPoint's students and graduates his immense wisdom and teachings. Register ...

Therapeutic Bodywork Workshop for Treating Cancer Patients & Survivors 2 Mondays, May 14 & 21 • 6 – 10 pm Register by May 4

03 May 2012

Cancer is the #1 cause of death in people 35-64 years of age. It’s the #2 cause of death in people 65 and older. So the likelihood is that you know someone who has had cancer and most likely have clients that are cancer survivors or fighters. Massage therapy has become one of the leading therapies adopted to help comfort people in pain and bring them comfort. It’s now known that it actually improves the quality of their lives.  It wasn’t that long ago that it was believed that massage could hinder a patient with cancer's health.  But that has ...

Specialized Therapeutic Bodywork for Special Populations Training: Mondays, April 30 – August 13 • 6 – 10 pm Register by April 13

11 Apr 2012

What do pregnant women, athletes, geriatric clients; people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and survivors of trauma and abuse have in common? All of these special populations have been found to find the benefit of well being from massage therapy. Cancer survivors and patients, HIV patients, athletes, survivors of trauma and abuse are all similar when they say that massage therapy has and does play a very important place in their lives. At whatever point they each may be in their individual journeys one thing comes out in study after study. Well-trained therapeutic bodywork professional can make a real ...