Online Japanese Hand Massage Diploma Course

Online Japanese Hand Massage Practitioner Diploma Course ~ £195

japanese hand massage training course

Actually a massage of the arms and hands, Japanese Hand Massage is a unique blend of shiatsu and reflexology. Our Online Japanese Hand Massage Diploma course is exclusive to London Therapists, and we aim to reintroduce the lost art of hand massage to the therapist’s repertoire.

This course is fully accredited and insurable for professional practice, and the diploma you’ll be awarded after completion is the same diploma that you’d receive if you’d learned this therapy with us in person. The course contains all the theory and Anatomy and Physiology that you need to know, along with clear, step-by-step videos and written instructions of the techniques used in this wonderful therapy.

After you’ve worked through the theory and video modules, you’ll need to go away and practice until you feel confident enough to book your live assessment via Zoom. This consists of you performing the entire treatment on a practice partner while we observe you via a laptop or other device. Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before, as we will talk you through everything you need to know before we arrange your live assessment.

Shiatsu (Japanese from shi, meaning finger, and atsu, meaning pressure) is a traditional Japanese healing art. It has its roots in ancient Oriental medicine and has evolved from traditional Chinese medicine and Anma, a traditional Japanese form of massage. The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy (Qi in Chinese, Ki in Japanese) flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons Ki can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.

Shiatsu can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu for the hands uses touch to affect the flow of Ki in the meridians and techniques include gentle holding and pressing with palms, thumbs and fingers on the meridians. As the quality of the Ki changes, the symptoms associated with an imbalance in the movement of Ki will gradually improve. Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the individual as a complete being - the physical body and also on an emotional and/or mental level.

Anyone who has ever experienced a good hand massage will sigh with pleasure at the recollection. Our hands are one of the most overused parts of our body and work very hard, but in general they are sadly neglected. Even if we visit a salon for a treatment we will often only leave with beautiful nails and will probably have missed one of the greatest little physical luxuries one can experience - a hand massage. A good hand massage will help tremendously to de-stress your client, open energy channels and create a feeling of well being.

A Japanese Hand Massage lasts about 30 minutes.


Japanese Hand Massage Diploma Course Benefits

Learn and be assessed at home - no travel necessary

This course awarded 15 CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points.

A qualification in Anatomy and Physiology is not required.

Price includes your Diploma, comprehensive course notes and insurance details.

Individual attention from your tutor throughout your assessment


Duration: Home Study and Live Assessment via Zoom

Entry Requirements: None

Accreditation: BABTAC, CMA, Beauty Guild, Holistic Guild


The Japanese Hand Massage course was designed by and is copyrighted to London Therapists. No other company can offer you a diploma in this unique therapy.