Asian Bodywork for Hospital Patients

  • June 20, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • June 21, 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Swedish Institute Department of Continuing Education 226 West 26th Street Floor 5 New York, NY 10001

Asian Bodywork for Hospital Patients

12 NY State, 12 NCBTMB, 12 FL State, 12 NCCAOM pending

In this class you will learn from a pioneer in the field of hospital-based bodywork care about Asian Bodywork techniques to address acute illness.

Diego Sanchez was formerly on the team of Dr. Mehmet Oz, a heart surgeon at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he practiced shiatsu on open-heart surgery patients in the ICU. He also practiced shiatsu on rescue workers at Ground Zero after 9/11, and he has written articles and directed documentaries on the effects of shiatsu and energy bodywork in the hospital environment and for special situations.

In this two-day course, you will learn:

  • The needs of the critical illness patient
  • Similarities between hospitalized patients, trauma and emergency relief situations
  • Precautions
  • Special Asian Bodywork techniques to work on a hospital bed
  • Useful pressure points (tsubos) to use in critical illness or critical situations
  • Grounding techniques to keep the practitioner centered in unfamiliar environments
  • How to help the patient ground him/herself in moments of intense pain, or fear
  • Appropriate Meridian evaluation techniques for critical illness, surgery, end-of-life patients
  • Appropriate posture and internal body mechanics to work on patients in a hospital bed
  • How to work around medical equipment
  • How to deal with medical staff / emergency rescue workers
  • How to face issues about life and death


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