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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 Shen Spirit Points

The Shen Spirit Points

With the families of ancient points, we are constantly linking with the psychic side of the individual. This is not surprising when we know that Chinese medicine has its roots in shamanism. After the ghost/demon (Gui) and shaman (Ling) points, here is a third family...

The Blood points

The Blood points

According to oriental medicine, the blood related disorders are legion: headaches, anemia, menstruation disturbances, mental breakdown, epistaxis, bloody stools and many others are all tied up to an unbalance of Blood. Therefore, the points that are related to it are...

The 10 mistakes of the novice Shiatsu practitioner

The 10 mistakes of the novice Shiatsu practitioner

Once you've got your Shiatsu qualification, you're all fire and flames. And off we go for the adventure! You want to provide as many treatments as possible and be successful. However, if you don't want to fall flat on your face at the start of your business, it's wise...

Neck and stiffness in Shiatsu

Neck and stiffness in Shiatsu

In Shiatsu, many people complain about neck pain and stiffness and it is a treatment that is studied quite early in the Shiatsushi curriculum. However, the reality is far more complex than what is usually taught in school, because the neck is very complex and the...

The “Source” points

The “Source” points

The "Source" points are usually the first family of points that students will learn by heart. Easy to locate, these points are a classic in basic Shiatsu treatments. But when studied, they reveal a fascinating depth that takes us farther than we might think at first...

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