You Build A Practice?
advantage of learning shiatsu is that students can
begin building a practice during their third year of training.
In fact we have had several enterprising students pay for
their third year course fees by giving a lot of shiatsu
treatments during this year!
The school teaches
students how to attract clients and begin building their
practice from the beginning of the third year of training, so that
they can be developing skills and strategies with the support and
supervision of the school, including charging a modest and appropriate
fee for their work. This means that when students gain their Diploma
in Shiatsu at the end of the training, they already have the basis
of a regular shiatsu practice to build on, rather than having to
start from scratch as with some other therapies.
There are a variety
of ways of building a practice, from developing your communication
skills so that you can clearly and positively present the benefits
of shiatsu and your work to the public, to creating business cards
and publicity materials, and attending health fairs and other events
where you can meet the public. In time word of mouth spreads the
message of what you have to offer with your shiatsu, and less time
has to be spent with specific advertising.