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Books for Class

Here is a list of required books for class. We've also added our recommendations at the end!


No Additional Books Required

LEVELS 7 & 8


Masunaga Shiatsu 1st Manuals


Masunaga Shiatsu 2nd Manuals


  • The Book of Shiatsu: Vial and Health Through the Art of Touch By Paul Lundberg 

  • Shiatsu Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cooke

  • The Extended Meridians of Zen Shiatsu by Elaine Liechti 

  • The MacRobiotic Way of Zen Shiatsu by David Sergel 

  • Tales of 100 treatments: Stories of Zen Shiatsu by Shizuto Masunaga 

  • The Self-Shiatsu Handbook by Pamela Ferguson 

  • Take Five: The Five Elements of Guide to Health and Harmony by Pamela Ferguson 

  • Touching the Invisible: Exploring the Way of Shiatsu by Chris McAlister 

  • The Poetry of Touch: Alchemy, Transformation and Oriental Medicine

  • Meridians: Maps of the Soul by Mike Mandl 

  • Mak The Dragon Who Loves To Stretch: An Eastern Self-Care Workbook for Children by Natalie Ventilla 

  • Children at Their Best: Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children’s Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke 

  • Baby Shiatsu: Gentle Touch to Help your Baby Thrive by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke 

  • Shonishin by Thomas Wernicke 

  • Designing & Leading Life-Changing Workshops: Creating the Conditions for Transformation in Your Groups, Trainings, and Retreats by Ken Nelson 

  • The Book of Shiatsu: The Healing Art of Finger Pressure by Saul Goodman 

  • To Be Like Water: Cultivating a Graceful and Fulfilling Life Through the Virtues of Water and Dao Yin Therapeutic Movement by Margot Rossi 

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork by Suzanne Yates 

  • Sei-Ki: Life in Resonance - The Secret Art of Shiatsu by Akinobu Kishi and Alice Whieldon 

  • The Art of Jin Shin: The Japanese Practice of Healing with Your Fingertips by Alexis Brink

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