The Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Course (CPMT) is coming to Tokyo (officially Tokyo Metropolis), Japan. This Accredited 2-day professional training, taught by Pediatric Massage Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be hosted by the Japanese Association of Baby and Childcare.
Tokyo is one of the largest and busiest cities in the world, and most of its population seems to spill into the streets during lunchtime and after hours in the Ginza District. The word “ginza” translates to mean “silver mint,” which was built in the early 17th century by the Shogun. By the time Japan opened its doors to foreign trading in the middle of the 1800’s, the area rapidly evolved into what it is today—a bustling hot spot that now has as many commercial office complexes as it does shops, restaurants, bars, dance clubs and art galleries.
Like New York, Tokyo is a very vertical venue that not only has teeming skyscrapers but also entire shopping malls and eateries located underground to maximize the use of a relatively small land mass. Speaking of food, there are over 4,000 restaurants in the Ginza; you definitely won’t starve! Even better, you don’t even have to know the language in order to pick out what you’d like to eat. Like many establishments in the Far East, the entrees are meticulously replicated as wax models in the restaurant windows.
Experience Kabuki Theater at Kabuki-Za Theater. Kabuki Theater had its origins in feudal Japan and has long enjoyed the same level of spontaneous audience participation as Shakespeare’s offerings at The Globe.
Or visit the Imperial Palace. Before it became known as Tokyo, the city was called Edo and had as its center an impenetrable fortress from which the Tokugawa Shoguns ruled successfully for over 250 years. Today, Japan’s royal family occupies residence in the Imperial Palace, a showpiece of gardens, bridges, and courtyards which were built on the site of the original structure. Although only the East Gardens of the palace are open to the public, their beauty and tranquility make this site worth a visit.
With all the new dishes you’re trying on your education vacation, you’re probably dubious about stepping on the bathroom scale when you get back home. Not to worry. A visit to a Sumo wrestling match at the Kokugikan arena will make you feel absolutely svelte. This is one sport where packing on pounds is an acceptable conditioning treatment in preparation for beating one’s opponent. Its popularity has it roots in the era of the Edo shoguns. This ancient hand to hand combat that involves grunting, pouncing, tripping, slapping and menacing posture is also the only one that didn’t require its participants to fight to the death in order to be considered victorious.
What’s faster than a speeding bullet? The answer is a Japanese train. They even named one of them after a bullet, which is consistent with the country’s mindset of doing everything as quickly and efficiently as possible. Tokyo’s Post Town is the intersection of the city’s subway and rail lines, shuttling several million passengers a day through its turnstiles. As long as you don’t attempt a ride during morning and afternoon rush hours, this mode of transportation not only delivers you with lightning speed to your destinations but affords you the chance to do some serious people-watching as well.
Have fun, and like someone said, the best way to enjoy Tokyo is to get lost!
Come to Tokyo and discover with us!
Finally, an accredited pediatric massage certification program for healthcare professionals who wish to expand their practice by providing massage therapy and nurturing touch for pediatric clients. The Liddle Kidz® Foundation Certification course is an intense, fun and effective way to master the core skills of pediatric massage.
Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz® Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to provide pediatric massage.
Any experienced professional will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a child from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a child’s needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided pediatric massage education throughout the world.
As a CPMT, you have the special opportunity to provide specialized care through touch therapy to children who need it most.