Shou Zhong Aus- & Weiterbildungszentrum für Chinesische Medizin


Shou Zhong 

The art and science of Kobido in ten ancestral technics

Japanese facial massage – Discover the Science of Touch

Takumi Finch (engl.)

This workshop explores the profound connection between individuals and their faces. The face holds immense significance for a person, serving as a mirror of our deepest emotional state. Japanese facial massage transcends mere relaxation and physical beauty. It nurtures and supports our sense of self-worth, fostering a deeper alignment with our bodies. This is why facial massage can have transformative therapeutic impacts, benefiting not only the body but also the mind and soul.

During these two days, you will learn a short protocol in ancestral Japanese facial massage. The Takumi Finch Institute trains fascia therapists specializing in facial care. Endorsed by esteemed institutions such as the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the University of Bordeaux, and the Institute of Neurodegenerative Illnesses, our institute strives to deepen the understanding of massage benefits for patients and clients alike. Guided by ancient Taoist arts and philosophies, we prioritize the amalgamation of science and touch. It is through this fusion that the practitioner’s craft gains its true significance, nurturing a profound connection between the massage therapist and the recipient.

Program Highlights:
– A comprehensive 8-step protocol drawn from authentic Japanese techniques, specifically tailored for facial care.
– Six massage techniques covering the entirety of the face.
– One technique dedicated to releasing tension in both patient and client.
– One technique to ground the patient and client in the present moment.
– Working from an anchored posture: the reed that bends with the wind.
– Presentation of three research studies relevant to the work of fascia therapists.

Each Japanese technique needs a lot of explaining and teaching time. This protocol will already challenge your skills. And you will love it.
Prerequisites for participants: for all interested in an initiation to Kobido
The course language is English.

Sandrine Takumi Finch’s journey explores human vulnerabilities, leading to a passion for self-acceptance and anti-aging sciences. She draws her roots along the mythical Silk Road, steeped in wisdom passed down through generations. Her academic background in genetic biochemistry at the University of Sheffield, England, has nurtured her belief in the resilience of the human organism and led her to a career dedicated to well-being and research. She is specialised in Japanese facial massage and fasciatherapy merging ancestral arts with modern science, sharing and researching through the Takumi Finch Institute, which has no affiliation with the college of Kobido in Japan. She is based in Bordeaux, France.

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The art and science of Kobido in ten ancestral technics
Dates 03./04.05.2025
Teaching hours Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 19.00 h
Credits 18
Kosten 570 €
456 € AGTCM Memb.
523 € SBO-TCM Memb.


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