The Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Course (CPMT) is coming to Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo. 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.
Located less than thirty minutes south of Tokyo, Yokohama offers so much to see and do. First on our list is to visit the Anpanman museum located in Minato Mirai 21 area. Anpanman is considered by many one of Japan’s national treasures. An animated “bread man” character that helps fight villains and brings joy to millions of children and adults alike. At museum you can play with Anpanman and his friends. A great way to spend an afternoon, or possibly the whole day!
When you are ready to grab a bite, why not try some of the ramen Japan has made famous. Or even better yet, learn where Ramen came from by taking a visit to the "Shinyokohama Raumen Museum". This unique museum about ramen, presents the history of ramen noodles in Japan, including the big success of instant ramen. It displays the variety of noodles, soups, toppings and bowls used across Japan, and shows how the noodles are made. If you were not hungry before you got there, you will be after.
While in Japan, you will have plenty of time to not only explore Yokohama, but also nearby Tokyo.
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.
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 Yokohama is to get lost!
Come to Yokohama 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.