Kobido Training - Switzerland

Our training courses take place in two centers, Geneva and Lausanne. Your trainer in Switzerland is Muriel Boutherin , founder of Fascia Education. Muriel is a graduate of the Institut and, after several years of kobido practice, has followed our train-the-trainer program. She is closely supported by Sandrine Takumi Finch and the Institut to ensure that her training is of the same high standard as that offered at our other sites.

In Geneva, we are fortunate to be housed in the warm and welcoming Centre Otium in Meyrin. This centre cares for patients and their families during and after cancer treatment. The Institute is proud to support this wonderful work!

New for 2024! We're opening a session in Lausanne at the Formation Drainage school in Epalinges. Dates and registration below.

Level 1: Kobido Practitioner

All courses are in French

january 27-28, 2024 &
feb. 16-18, 2024 &
march 9-10, 2024
Muriel BoutherinSIGN UP
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May 18-20, 2024 &
June 29-30, 2024 &
july 12-13, 2024
Muriel BoutherinSIGN UP
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oct. 19-20, 2024 &
nov. 9-11, 2024 &
dec. 7-8, 2024
Muriel BoutherinSIGN UP
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Level 2: Kobido Specialist

IMPORTANT PRE-REQUISITES: This training is only open to students who are in the process of training or who have completed Level 1: Kobido Practitioner. Do not register if you do not meet these criteria.

All courses are in French

March 27-31, 2024

Validation date: to be confirmed
Muriel BoutherinSIGN UP
Registration: Fascia Education
Sept. 5-9, 2024

Validation date: to be confirmed
Muriel BoutherinSIGN UP
Registration: Fascia Education

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Details of the training

  • Objectives

    • To train high level fasciatherapists and to accompany them in their professional success.
    • To transmit to them the foundations of the fasciatherapist profession with an emphasis on ethics, deontology and the professional practical skills of the fasciatherapist, allowing them to intervene on all types of missions and to support their clients and other health professionals so that they develop their potential for success and reach their objectives.

    The first level of accreditation is the training of Kobido PractitionerThe second level of accreditation is the Kobido Specialist. They form a total of 182 hours of training, divided into 11 protocols of massage techniques worked in on-site and 30 additional chapters done at home, in autonomy, shot with the team of trainers of the Institute (what we call the asynchronous mode).

  • Kobido Practitioner

    This level 1 includes 106 hours of training including 7 days of on-site with 8 hours of teaching per day, i.e. 56 hours in on-site, 50 hours in e-learning (asynchronous mode). 

    It is based on 6 manual practice protocols, supported by theoretical and explanatory content and, above all, supervision and monitoring by the teacher. 

    • Mastering the techniques of Kobido
    • The practitioner's posture
    • Basic anatomy and physiology
    • 6 intervention protocols
  • Kobido Specialist

    Level 2 includes 76 hours of training, including 5 days of on-site with 8 hours of teaching per day, i.e. 40 hours on on-site, 36 hours off-line (asynchronous mode) with supervision and follow-up by the teacher.

    This level focuses on the application of protocols on the body. The specialist will have the ability to accompany health care treatments dealing with skin symptoms and imbalances,

    • Create care interventions
    • Develop a personalized and evolving follow-up
    • Start the face lift process with the Takumi Finch method
    • Manage your business activity
    • Create personalized treatments with an aesthetic and therapeutic vision: lymphatic, rehabilitation and relaxation, stimulation, 4-step and T-Zone protocols
  • Accompaniment

    Pedagogical team

    Sandrine Takumi Finch, Educational Director. Sandrine Takumi is a Fasciatherapist, lecturer and trainer-consultant. She supervises the quality of the content of the Kobido Practitioner Fasciatherapist training.

    All trainers are certified and have followed a rigorous train-the-trainer .

    Pedagogical and technical means, teaching method

    • Educational pack: training booklet, training head
    • Private online training spaces with support documents and videos
    • Course material: massage table, stool and other working tools

    Follow-up on the implementation of the training outcome evaluation

    • Alternating exercises, case studies, question and answer sessions
    • Pair and individual work session for learning
    • Remote work session for assimilation and appropriation of the long memory
    • Grouping of acquired knowledge before and after the session
    • Personal Reflection Journal to be completed
    • Attendance control: time sheets on the distance learning course, attendance sheets
    • Continuous assessment: grades on tutorials, participation grades, instructor's comments


    • The opportunity to participate in all of our hands-on training visios.
    • A private Facebook group reserved for our small group: Concrete case studies are discussed. A series of video meetings are proposed on complementary techniques or expert videos that allow us to expand our field of possibilities.
    • Visios on our activity, bringing a solution to your problems. They are added as your requests or concerns arise, Your more advanced questions and diversified themes
  • Prerequisites

    The institute selects its candidates during an in-depth telephone interview based on 4 main criteria:

    • The vision of personal care 
    • An appetite for the science of touch
    • Basic training
    • Professional experience
    • The candidate's personality, motivation, values and strengths
    • The relevance and coherence of its project
  • Certification

    After the validation of Level 1, the Kobido Practitioner certification will be issued. This valid and important certification in the professionalization of a therapeutic wellness practitioner remains a private certification.

    After the validation of Level 1 and Level 2, the title of Kobido Specialist Fasciatherapist will be issued.

    These 2 certifications, Practitioner and Specialist, are delivered to candidates who have completed the entire course and met all the certification requirements. The training lasts between 4 and 6 months depending on the pace of your participation with 182 hours of training at your disposal.

    The validation jury composed of 3 people will verify your technique and your professional project by a continuous validation and an end of training validation. The continuous validation corresponds to 70% of your grade. It is composed of the validation of the protocols of intervention, and a note of participation. The validation at the end of the training corresponds to 30% of your grade. It is composed of a massage of 15 minutes and a training report of 10 pages minimum with 3 case studies.

  • Dates and places


    For all dates, please consult the Training Calendar

    Training locations Geneva (Meyrin)

    • Center Otium, rue de Veyrot 39, 1217 Meyrin
    • Streetcar 18, Hôpital de la Tour stop
    • On-site parking
    • Access for people with reduced mobility
    • Meals: possibility to eat in the building in a dedicated room. Tea and coffee available.
    • Hosting : Consult your usual platforms

    Training locations Lausanne (Epalinges)

  • Accessibility

    We try as much as possible to put in place organizational, technical and human solutions and means to allow any person with a disability to fully benefit from our training courses.

    If you have specific needs related to a disability, please contact us.

Additional information

What is kobido?

Originating from the Asian culture, Kobido is performed with authentic gestural techniques based on percussions and vibrations.


The centre training center is specialized in the well-being techniques of Japanese facial massage*. We train to become a facio-therapist, artisan-masseur, beautician specialist or facialist.


Facial beauty is the highest expression of health. Because with optimal health, the individual radiates physically and internally.