Ryoho Shiatsu

What is Shiatsu ?

When a person suffers or does not feel good, they instinctively reach to the painful area looking for relief. This instinctive gesture was built upon and expanded to a full blown art in Asia thanks to massage and digitopressure. Later on, Chinese medicine showed the interaction between the energy of the meridians and the physical body. Shiatsu therapy (which means “finger pressure”) is a combination of both approaches, instinctive and theoretical, technical and energetic. Coming from Japan, this manual therapy is recognized as among the most interesting ones by the European Commission. It has also been an official medicine in Japan since 1964. In France, shiatsu has been recognized as a profession since 2015. The Ryoho Shiatsu style is the study of all aspects of shiatsu, namely:

  1. Mechanical Shiatsu (stretching and osteoarticular stimulation)
  2. Energy shiatsu (meridians, families and combination of the points)
  3. Therapeutic shiatsu (pathologies, pulse measurement, oriental diagnosis)
  4. Personal development (self-shiatsu, work on tactile sense, meditation, qi gong, …)
  5. Oriental Medicine (theories, energy physiology, visceral psychology, moxibustion)

Latest articles

Common errors in Shiatsu

Common errors in Shiatsu

Is it allowed to talk about mistakes in Shiatsu? Yes. Absolutely. Because the first mistake is already the assumption that there are no mistakes in the world of Shiatsu. Or may exist. But who is able to define them? On what basis? And from which perspective? In this...

Shizuto Masunaga (part 2): His Creation

Shizuto Masunaga (part 2): His Creation

In this second installment on the work of Shizuto Masunaga (see part. 1: a genius on shoulders of giants), Chris McAlister explores and analyzes one of the the foundations of Masunaga's work and thinking - his extended meridian system, including how he understood...

Interview with Mitsutoshi Taniguchi

Interview with Mitsutoshi Taniguchi

Mitsutoshi Taniguchi has many strings to his bow. More than 30 years ago, he started studying acupuncture and graduated from a medical university in Osaka. Among other things, the programme included Judo therapy, oriental medicine and of course Shiatsu. His passion...

What is courage in Shiatsu?

What is courage in Shiatsu?

The definition of courage varies a lot in different times, societies and cultures, but in this article we are interested in courage in our art of Shiatsu. Does it take courage to practice Shiatsu? Is there a courage of the practitioner and a particular courage for the...

The Blackened Pot

The Blackened Pot

Trauma can occur either through sudden and violently destructive events, or through a gradual process of attrition. Both can be devastating but both can be prevented and alleviated. It is never too late and there is no such thing as a hopeless case. No one need ever...

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