Interview Elisa Carpiaux: Shiatsu as a fruit tree

Elisa Carpiaux is a passionate and exciting Shiatsu teacher in the French-speaking part of Belgium. When I met her for the first time 10 years ago it was in a small Mexican restaurant, to introduce myself and tell her about my plans to open my first school. She was...

Interview Betty Croll: organizer of the European Shiatsu Congress 2020 in Amsterdam

Ivan Bel: Hello dear Betty, thank you for giving me some of your time after the madness of this last European Shiatsu congress. I guess you must be relieved that it is over. Betty Croll: I am very happy it has turned out the way it did. Totally different than we had...

Interview Chris McAlister: from Tibet to Sweden

As president of the European Shiatsu Federation, Chris McAlister is a personality in the world of Shiatsu. But apart from this official title, we don't know much about his life and his career. His life is like a novel of travel, adventure, martial arts and oriental...

Interview Kazunori Sasaki: at the heart of Iokai Shiatsu

One of Iokai’s original staff members, a close assistant to Shizuto Masunaga, has been teaching Iokai Shiatsu in Europe for 40 years: Kazunori Sasaki Sensei who has been sharing what his master transmitted to him, a passion and a deep interest in meridian shiatsu. In...

Those Aikido masters who spread Shiatsu

The history of Aikido is sometimes mixed with that of Shiatsu, because many Japanese masters have spread these two skills around the world. While they were sent to different continents to disseminate Aikido, they were also great teachers of Shiatsu. Compared to the...
Interview Elisa Carpiaux: Shiatsu as a fruit tree

Interview Elisa Carpiaux: Shiatsu as a fruit tree

Elisa Carpiaux is a passionate and exciting Shiatsu teacher in the French-speaking part of Belgium. When I met her for the first time 10 years ago it was in a small Mexican restaurant, to introduce myself and tell her about my plans to open my first school. She was...

Interview Chris McAlister: from Tibet to Sweden

Interview Chris McAlister: from Tibet to Sweden

As president of the European Shiatsu Federation, Chris McAlister is a personality in the world of Shiatsu. But apart from this official title, we don't know much about his life and his career. His life is like a novel of travel, adventure, martial arts and oriental...

Interview Kazunori Sasaki: at the heart of Iokai Shiatsu

Interview Kazunori Sasaki: at the heart of Iokai Shiatsu

One of Iokai’s original staff members, a close assistant to Shizuto Masunaga, has been teaching Iokai Shiatsu in Europe for 40 years: Kazunori Sasaki Sensei who has been sharing what his master transmitted to him, a passion and a deep interest in meridian shiatsu. In...

Those Aikido masters who spread Shiatsu

Those Aikido masters who spread Shiatsu

The history of Aikido is sometimes mixed with that of Shiatsu, because many Japanese masters have spread these two skills around the world. While they were sent to different continents to disseminate Aikido, they were also great teachers of Shiatsu. Compared to the...

Interview Bernard Bouheret: an odyssey of Energy

Interview Bernard Bouheret: an odyssey of Energy

Among the great names in the world of French-speaking Shiatsu, Bernard Bouheret is no stranger. Let's judge: more than 40 years of practice, author of many books including the famous "Vade Mecum de Shiatsu thérapeutique", president of the Union Francophone des...

Ecology and Shiatsu

Ecology and Shiatsu

While Mother Nature is in agony, everyone seems to be saying that something must be done and quickly. But what? No one seems to know much about what can save the environment and we continue our routine, our crazy consumption, our race against time and for money. Why...

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